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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in MA.

Lake Cochituate, Long Pond, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Reservoir and Webster Lake are the most popular places for fishing in Massachusetts, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species.

  • Lake Cochituate
  • Long Pond
  • Otis Reservoir
  • Quabbin Reservoir
  • Wachusett Reservoir
Bass Lakes

Lake Cochituate, Lake Onota, Long Pond, Norton Reservoir, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir, Wachusett Reservoir, Watuppa Ponds and Webster Lake are considered the best options for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. More...

Catfish Lakes

The Charles River, The Connecticut River and Otis Reservoir are favorite options for channel and white catfish. More...

Crappie Lakes

Long Pond, Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Reservoir and Webster Lake are the most popular for black and white crappie. More...

Sunfish & Panfish Lakes

Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Lake Cochituate, Lake Onota, Lake Quinsigamond, Long Pond, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir, Lake Chaubunagungamaug, and Wachusett Reservoir are popular spots to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Walleye Lakes

The Connecticut River is the top choice with Long Pond and Quabbin Reservoir also considered good choices for walleye fishing. More...

Trout Lakes

Lake Cochituate, Lake Onota, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir, Wachusett Reservoir and many small ponds are good choices for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Salmon Lakes

Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Reservoir are the most popular for landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing. More...

Visit the Massachusetts fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and destinations in the state. Visit the Massachusetts map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in MA at many of the most popular destinations in the state.

 

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