These waterbodies consistently produce trophy-sized Catfish and Bullhead. The list was compiled using records from MassWildlife’s  Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program . Keep in mind that these aren't the only places to try your luck. Big fish lurk in all of our ponds, lakes, and rivers.

Pond Maps | Fishing Regulations | Massachusetts Freshwater Fish Records

[Minimum weights and length to qualify for the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program]

Bullhead (Brown or Yellow)

Waterbody

Town

New Bedford Reservoir

Acushnet

Mystic Lake

Barnstable

Buckley-Dunton Lake

Becket

Quaboag Pond

Brookfield

Great Pond

Eastham

Ashumet Pond

Falmouth

Jenkins Pond

Falmouth

Hinkleys Pond

Harwich

Long Pond

Lakeville

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

Forest Lake

Methuen

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Eel River

Plymouth

Snipatuit Pond

Rochester

Snake Pond

Sandwich

Spectacle Pond

Sandwich

Agawam Mill Pond

Wareham

Pleasant Pond

Wenham

Wickaboag Pond

West Brookfield

Long Pond

Yarmouth

Charles River

 

Concord River

 

Connecticut River

 

Wachusett Reservoir

 

 

Channel Catfish

 

Connecticut River

 

White Catfish

 

Waterbody

Town

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

Connecticut River

 

Charles River

 

Concord River

 

Merrimack River