Though both of these fish are the same species, the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program treats these fish in separate pin fish categories.

Broodstock Salmon

These are "retired" broodstock Atlantic Salmon raised at hatcheries in both Massachusetts and Vermont as part of the Connecticut River Atlantic Salmon restoration program. Once these fish are no longer productive egg layers, they are stocked into selected lakes and pondsthroughout the state. Stocking usually occurs in winter and sometimes early spring.

Best Bets for Broodstock Salmon
WaterbodyTownMassWildlife District
Asnacomet (Comet) PondHubbardstonCentral District
Cliff PondBrewsterSoutheast District
Cochituate LakeNatick/WaylandNortheast District
Five Mile Pond/td>PlymouthSoutheast District
Leonard's PondRochesterSoutheast District
Goose PondLeeWestern District
Hopkinton ReservoirHopkintonNortheast District
Jamaica PondBoston/Jamaica PlainNortheast District
Laurel LakeLeeWestern District
Little Pond (Morton Pond)PlymouthSoutheast District
Long PondPlymouthSoutheast District
Mattawa LakeOrangeConnecticut Valley
Metacomet LakeBelchertownConnecticut Valley
Onota LakePittsfieldWestern District
Peter's PondSandwichSoutheast District
Quinsigamond LakeWorcester/ShrewsburyCentral District
Sheep PondBrewsterSoutheast District
Wallum LakeDouglasCentral District
Webster LakeWebsterCentral District
Whalom LakeLunenburg/LeominsterCentral District
White PondConcordNortheast District
Windsor PondWindsorWestern District

Landlocked Salmon

The landlocked Atlantic Salmon is a freshwater fish found only in the Wachusett and Quabbin Reservoir.

Best Bets for Landlocked Salmon
WaterbodyTownMassWildlife District
Quabbin ReservoirN/AConn. Valley & Central District
Wachusett ReservoirN/ACentral District