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Fishing in Massachusetts, A brief look

Despite it's rather limited water resources, Massachusetts offers a variety of fishing opportunities. The largest stream is the Connecticut River while the largest body of water is the Quabbin Lake.n Much Mass game fishing opportunities can be found in the spring by the shad which run up many of the larger fishing rivers. Popular fishing spots for these gamey fish are along the Connecticut River around Chicopee and Holyoke.

The Berkshire Hills region is popular for a summer-resort type destination which provides recreational activities for all, in addition to great fishing. Popular fishing lakes in this Massachusetts region include Pontoosac Lake, Stockbridge Bowl and Lake Garfield. Fall fishing on many of the lakes and reservoirs in Massachusetts is prime season for the avid bass fishing angler.

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Massachusetts Fishing Locations

Fishing in Massachusetts is the most prevalent in the following areas: Connecticut River, Berkshire Hills, Lake Pontoosac, Stockbridge Bowl, Onota Lake, Quabbin reservoir. Central Massachusetts fishing spots: Lake Quinsigamond, Long Pond, Whitehall reservoir, Worcester Lakes. Northeastern Massachusetts fishing spots: Spy Pond, Lake Quannapowitt, Wakefield, Concord River. Southeastern Massachusetts fishing spots: Watuppa Pond, Fall River, Sawdy Pond, Norton reservoir, Monpesett Pond, Pocksha Pond. Cape Cod fishing spots: Cliff Pond, Long Pond, Shubael Pond, Peter's Pond, Gull Pond. Massachusetts saltwater fishing spots: Plum Island, Race Point, Cape Cod Canal, Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk.

Massachusetts Fishing Species

Popular Massachusetts fishing species include: Sportfish species: Brook trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, white and yellow perch, brown bullheads, pumpkinseed sunfish. Saltwater fishing species: striped bass, bluefish, winter flounder, cod, mackerel, haddock, pollock, scup, tautog

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