A bass fisherman

Bass are among the most popular game species of fish in the state. The listing below is only a sampling of waters with big fish. Many bass fishermen (and fish biologists) will tell you there are many more waterbodies where "pin" fish can be hooked in Massachusetts. Not all anglers submit their big catches to MassWildlife and big bass lurk in many bodies of water!

Pond Maps  Click on the MassWildlife District for that pond, find the pond name, and click on the Google Map feature for driving directions. The MassWildlife District link also connects you to other regional pond maps and fishing information.

Attention Bass Tournament Directors

Help MassWildlife collect information on trophy bass by submitting an electronic bass creel survey form . The information generated from bass tournaments aids biologists' understanding of bass populations in waters across the Commonwealth. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

Best Bets - Largemouth Bass

When available, links to a pond map or specific website are included.

Best Bets for Largemouth Bass
WaterbodyTownMassWildlife District
Agawam RiverWarehamSoutheast District
Dick's PondWarehamSoutheast District
Glen Charlie Pond pdf format of dfwglen.pdf
WarehamSoutheast District
Johns Pond pdf format of dfwjohnm.pdf
MashpeeSoutheast District
Leonard's PondRochesterSoutheast District
PlymouthSoutheast District
Long Pond pdf format of dfwlongl.pdf
LakevilleSoutheast District
Marys Pond pdf format of dfwmarys.pdf
RochesterSoutheast District
Mashpee-Wakeby Pond pdf format of dfwmashp.pdf
Mashpee/SandwichSoutheast District
New Bedford ReservoirAcushnetSoutheast District
Noquochoke LakeDartmouthSoutheast District
Webster LakeWebsterCentral District
Quabbin ReservoirN/AConn. Valley & Central District
Sampsons PondCarverSoutheast District
Snipatuit PondRochesterSoutheast District
Wachusett ReservoirN/ACentral District

Best Bets - Smallmouth Bass

When available, links to a pond map or specific website are included.

Best Bets for Smallmouth Bass
WaterbodyTownMassWildlife District
Connecticut RiverN/AConnecticut Valley District
Flax PondBrewsterSoutheast District
Long PondBrewster/HarwichSoutheast District
Peter's PondBrewsterSoutheast District
Quabbin ReservoirN/AConn. Valley & Central District
Schoolhouse PondChathamSoutheast District
Sheep PondBrewsterSoutheast District
Spectacle PondSandwichSoutheast District
Wachusett ReservoirN/ACentral District