Due to the flooding event of last week there continues to be dangerously high waters and limited access in several rivers and streams. The Department warns fishermen to exercise caution and be selective in choosing where to fish until water levels subside. The fast-moving cold water combined with limited or poor footing is extremely hazardous along some stretches of rivers and streams, particularly in the Wood-Pawcatuck watershed. At this time the Department is recommending that anglers fish at ponds rather than in rivers statewide.
Several popular fishing areas will not be stocked for opening day due to very high water and damage to roads and other access from the storm.
Go here for complete notice and list of stocked ponds.