Boost your chances of catching a trophy fish by visiting these ponds, lakes, and rivers. Using records from the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program , MassWildlife has compiled a list of waterbodies that consistently produce trophy fish.


  • These aren't the only places to try your luck. Not all anglers submit their large catches, and big fish lurk in all of our ponds, lakes, and rivers.
  • Some fish are easier to catch than others. You may be able to hook a trophy Bluegill relatively easily, while it can take many hours on the ice to produce a trophy Northern Pike.