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Types of Fish in Massachusetts

Atlantic Bonito
Atlantic Salmon
Black Sea Bass
Bluefish
Bluegill
Brook Trout
Brown Trout
Bullhead
Crappie
Halibut
King Mackarel
Largemouth Bass
Pickerel
Pumpkinseed
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
Striped Bass
Weakfish
Yellow Perch
Yellowfin Tuna

Massachusetts is one of New England’s gems best known for its bass, trout, panfish, and a plethora of coastal fishing. It is amazing how much fishing you can do in this state!

Bass are plentiful in the Taunton River and Warren Reservoir. The Taunton River is a popular   location for fly fishing and fishing out of kayaks. The state record largemouth was caught from Sampson Pond and weighted in at over fifteen pounds. Bass fishing does not end once you hit the ocean either, as Massachusetts is home to the striped and white sea bass!

A popular inland fishing site is the Wachusett Reservoir, which is known for both size and an abundance of species. Only coastline fishing is allowed but the Wachusett Reservoir is a great place to angle for panfish, trout, salmon, and both small and largemouth bass. There are also smaller populations of spotted, white, and striped bass within the reservoir.

Lake Cochituate, the Quabbin Reservoir, and the Otis Reservoir all offer a great array of species that include bass, trout, panfish, salmon, crappie, and catfish. The Hamilton Reservoir and Lake Chaubunagungamaug are almost as diverse, but lack the quantities of salmon. Massachusetts has many other kinds of sea life including bluefish, tiger muskellunge and white perch.

Bass and panfish are found throughout the state with such a wide distribution you could say they are everywhere and you would not be half wrong! Many trout are found evenly through the state, too; such as the brook, brown, and rainbow. There are also lake and tiger trout, but not widespread.

Coastal fishing is quite popular, but considering Massachusetts’ ample coastline this is hardly surprising. Coastal fluke fishing is a fantastic way to spend the summer and fall seasons in Massachusetts. Boston Harbor may conjure up images of tea parties, but it’s the flounder that swim those waters now! Boston Harbor, is the east coast’s flounder capital, with Quincy Bay being its most active region.

Of course what would Massachusetts be without the cod? Cape Cod would be in quite a state for one! Stellwagon Bank Catching a cod well over forty pounds is not unusual in Massachusetts’ waterways.

For a different kind of battle with the deep blue try casting for the tuna. Massachusetts’ shores have some incredible tuna fishing; Bluefin are monsters to go up against and they grace the calm bays and inlets around this historical state, along with the smaller, false albacore tuna. The coast is also full of with mackerel, halibut, haddock, herring, sharks, and many more!

Laws can change often so check before you go, but there are less minimum length requirements than in most states (still daily creel limits). Fishing licenses are required by everyone over the age of fifteen. Only annual licenses are offered, but the costs are reasonable. Licensing varies by age, and seniors may apply for a saltwater permit for free while minors can apply for a free freshwater license!

Licenses can be purchased online, by phone, or in person, and they can even be bought as gifts for others. To qualify as a resident you must have lived within the state for six months before applying for a recreational fishing license. Massachusetts has free fishing days every summer if you want to test their waters!
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Agawam Lake


Agawam Lake, just 2 miles from Stockbridge, Massachusetts, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Agawam Lake include Great Barrington, West Stockbridge and Alford. If Agawam Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Agawam Brook, Konkapot Brook, Kampoosa Brook, Larrywaug Brook, Mohawk Brook, Stony Brook, Muddy Brook, Williams River, Marsh Brook and East Brook.
Closest Cities : Stockbridge 2miles, Great Barrington 3miles, West Stockbridge 4miles, Alford 4miles, Lee 5miles


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Althea Lake


Althea Lake, just 2 miles from Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Althea Lake include Lowell, Dracut and Chelmsford. If Althea Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Scarlet Brook, Lawrence Brook, Double Brook, Deep Brook, Stony Brook, Bridge Meadow Brook, Cold Springs Brook, Gumpas Pond Brook, Claypit Brook and Marbles Brook.
Closest Cities : Tyngsborough 2miles, Lowell 3miles, Dracut 4miles, Chelmsford 4miles, Pelham 5miles


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Arcadia Lake


Arcadia Lake, just 2 miles from Belchertown, Massachusetts, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Arcadia Lake include Pelham, Granby and Amherst. If Arcadia Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Scarboro Brook, Lampson Brook, Cadwell Creek, Chaffee Brook, Weston Brook, West Branch Swift River, Turkey Hill Brook, Ingraham Brook, Harris Brook and Dunlop Brook.
Closest Cities : Belchertown 2miles, Pelham 4miles, Granby 5miles, Amherst 5miles, Ware 7miles


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Badluck Lake


Douglas, Massachusetts is location on Badluck Lake. It's a great lake for both resident and visiting anglers to land a lunker! Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Badluck Lake include Webster, Sutton and Burrillville. If Badluck Lake doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Dudley Brook, Riddle Brook, Hemlock Brook, Hemlock Brook, Centerville Brook, Caswell Brook, Bating Brook, Dark Brook, Browns Brook and Rocky Brook.
Closest Cities : Douglas 0miles, Webster 4miles, Sutton 5miles, Burrillville 6miles, Uxbridge 6miles


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Black Jimmy Pond


Black Jimmy Pond, just 5 miles from Plymouth, Massachusetts, is a great place for anglers to land that monster fish. Other near by cities where anglers can stop to get some food or get some bait near Black Jimmy Pond include Bourne, Wareham and Sandwich. If Black Jimmy Pond doesn't satisfy, there are also multiple rivers, creeks, and streams near by. Some of these are Scusset River (historical), Herring River, Tuppers Creek (historical), Scusset Mill Creek, Indian Brook, East Branch Maple Springs Brook, Bass Creek, Red Brook, Maple Springs Brook and Mill Creek.
Closest Cities : Plymouth 5miles, Bourne 7miles, Wareham 8miles, Sandwich 9miles, Carver 10miles


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