Very cool stuff right here. It seems that the Connecticut DEP has a new, highly efficient tool for busting those bad apples that like to stuff an extra striper our four under the casting deck, or the trout angler that thinks one rainbow over the limit will go unnoticed under the truck seat. Meet your match. Ruger is one of several dogs trained to sniff out fish, particularly trout and stripers. Prior to bringing the pups onboard, officers had a more difficult time tearing someone’s boat apart looking for illegal catches without solid evidence that poaching occured. Not anymore. I’m formally inviting the officers and Ruger to come fishing me. I figure if the dog can find trout and stripers after you catch them, perhaps he can find them before.

WFSB 3 Connecticut