Sunfish include Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass.

These waterbodies consistently produce trophy-sized Sunfish. 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]

Waterbody

Town

Gardner Lake

Amesbury

Sheep Pond

Brewster

Slough Pond

Brewster

East Brimfield Reservoir

Brimfield

Bog Pond

Carver

Cheshire Reservoir

Cheshire

Mumford River

Douglas

Ashumet Pond

Falmouth

Coonamessett Pond

Falmouth

Jenkins Pond

Falmouth

Mill Pond

Falmouth

Hinkleys Pond

Harwich

Long Pond

Lakeville

Mashpee-Wakeby Pond

Mashpee

Buel Lake

Monterey

Garfield Lake

Monterey

Mattawa Lake

Orange

Packard Pond

Orange

Little Sandy Bottom Pond

Pembroke

Pontoosuc Lake

Pittsfield

Big West Pond

Plymouth

Curlew Pond

Plymouth

Fearings Pond

Plymouth

Little Pond (Morton Pond)

Plymouth

Long Pond

Plymouth

West Pond

Plymouth

Marys Pond

Rochester

Snipatuit Pond

Rochester

Snake Pond

Sandwich

Carding Mill Pond

Sudbury

Agawam Mill Pond

Wareham

Wachusett Reservoir

 

Chicopee River

 

Merrimack River

 

Concord River

 

Connecticut River

 

Quabbin Reservoir