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Massachusetts Fishing Report

Get fishing reports for waters in MA.

Fishing report - What they are hitting

If you’re planning a fishing trip to Massachusetts, you have some excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Assawompset Pond, Cheshire Reservoir, Congamond Lake, Hamilton Reservoir, Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Lake Cochituate, Lake Garfield, Lake Rohunta, Lake Quinsigamond, Long Pond, Norton Reservoir, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir, South Watuppa Pond, Wachusett Reservoir and others.

Many of the lakes in Massachusetts have camping facilities as well as other accommodations nearby. Massachusetts is well known for excellent Bass, Crappie and Trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state you’ll find populations of Salmon, Catfish, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel and sunfish including White Perch, Yellow Perch which are plentiful in some waters.


MA Fish Finder - Massachusetts Fishing Reports

Fishing Forecast - On The Water Magazine

The above reports are offered by third-party websites.

Reading Fishing Reports

When reading fishing reports the most useful information is likely to be the sum total of all reports over the last couple weeks, rather than the specifics of the most current fishing report. So finding that the fish have been caught shallow over the last few weeks is more important to know than the exact lure mentioned in the latest report.

Massachusetts fishing reports for lakes, rivers and streams.

Often archived Massachusetts fishing reports, from prior years, can help you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the prior reports to find consistent information for summer months of June, July and August...the fall months of September and October...the winter months of November, December, January and February. Pay special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing reports from prior years as they should provide information to help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.

If you are considering a visit to Massachusetts for a fishing trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities in Massachusetts include Greenfield, North Adams, Boston, Cambridge, Great Barrington, Springfield, New Bedford, Plymouth, Turner Falls, Worcester and others scattered across MA, some with fishing opportunities nearby. To enhance your fishing experience, you may wish to hire a local guide. Click here for a list of Massachusetts fishing guides.

Fishing reports, by state.