Keep in mind that the listed waterbodies below aren't the only places where big fish are found. Not all anglers submit their big catches to MassWildlife and big fish lurk in many other bodies of water!

White Perch

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

Best Bets for White Perch
WaterbodyTownMassWildlife District
Long PondBrewster/HarwichSoutheast District
Mashpee-Wakeby PondMashpee/SandwichSoutheast District
Quabbin ReservoirN/AConn. Valley & Central District
Singletary LakeSutton/MillburyCentral District
Wachusett ReservoirN/ACentral District
Webster LakeWebsterCentral District

 

Yellow Perch

Yellow perch are especially popular with ice anglers and are among the fish beginning anglers are most likely to catch.  When available, links to a pond map or specific website are included.

Best Bets for Yellow Perch
WaterbodyTownMassWildlife District
Congamond LakesSouthwickConnecticut Valley District
Connecticut RiverN/AConnecticut Valley District
Long PondBrewster/HarwichSoutheast District
Long PondRutlandCentral District
Long PondPlymouthSoutheast District
Long PondLakevilleSoutheast District
Mashpee-Wakeby PondMashpeeSoutheast District
Sampsons PondCarverSoutheast District
Schoolhouse PondChathamSoutheast District
Sheep Pond/td>BrewsterSoutheast District
Snake PondSandwichSoutheast District
Webster LakeWebsterCentral District
Wequaquet Lake/td>BarnstableSoutheast District