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Massachusetts Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in Massachusetts lakes and streams.

Trout fishing in Massachusetts

MA Trout Fishing Waters

Trout can be found in rivers and streams throughout the state but the primary fishing for trout is done in some of the larger MA lakes like Hamilton Reservoir, Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Lake Cochituate, Lake Garfield, Lake Quinsigamond, Long Pond, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Reservoir.

Visit the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game website for complete details and schedules for trout stocking in Massachusetts.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Massachusetts Record Trout

Fly fishing reel for trout

The Massachusetts state record brook trout was caught in Otis Reservoir, the state record brown trout, rainbow trout and lake trout all came from Wachusett Reservoir and the state record tiger trout came from Peters Pond.

Fishing for trout in Massachusetts

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

MA State Record: 13 lbs 13 oz

Brook Trout

Brook trout

World record: 14 lbs 8 oz

MA State Record: 10 lbs 0 oz

Brown Trout

Brown trout

World record: 40 lbs 4 oz

MA State Record: 19 lbs 10 oz

Lake Trout

Lake trout

World record: 72 lbs 0 oz

MA State Record: 24 lbs 0 oz

By clicking on the images and links above, you will be taken to a page offering more information about the selected species.

Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Massachusetts waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Massachusetts!