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Best Massachusetts Fishing Lakes

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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
Best Bass Lakes

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

Popular Catfish Lakes

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

Top Crappie Lakes

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

Favorite Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

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

Best Walleye Lakes

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

Popular Trout Lakes

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

Favorite Salmon Lakes

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

Visit the Massachusetts fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices 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 lakes in the state.

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