ctfisherman.com started in 1999 as a place to display fishing photos. In May, 2001, the public message board was launched. Originally a place for Connecticut freshwater bass anglers to share reports, the site evolved into a community for all fishermen.
The slogan "Beyond addicted. Just Plain Sick!" was spawned to reflect people's rabid passion for the website and fishing, itself.
Over the years, ctfisherman.com grew into an 11,000-member-plus community with over 4 million page views per month. Members of the CT DEP regularly contribute content and answer questions from the angling community.
Besides sharing fishing information, the site became a way for people to meet and fish together, as well as have large group outings -- some of which became legendary, including the winter banquet at the New Haven Hotel.
In June, 2007, the site switched from a free public site, to a subscription-based site for members only. ctfisherman.com is one of the first fishing websites to move to this format. The move immediately eliminated the arguing and negativity that go along with getting a large group of people together in an online community.
The site is published by Mitch Passero, of Stamford, CT, along with help from volunteer moderators.
From beginning to advanced anglers, ctfisherman.com is the premiere Connecticut fishing site to keep up with what's hot, as well as share your passion with others
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