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News MassWildlife Stocks Northern Pike

This fall 1,900 pike yearlings went to Cheshire Reservoir and Quaboag Pond.
9/13/2017
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
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September 2017 — MassWildlife stocked 1,900 pike yearlings into Cheshire Reservoir and Quaboag Pond yesterday. These 13" yearlings will take 2–3 years to reach the 28" minimum harvest size. The pike were obtained from NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife as part of a cooperative exchange program.

Northern Pike naturally reproduce in several waterbodies in the state. To supplement naturally reproducing locations, MassWildlife stocks some spots with Northern Pike and Tiger Muskellunge, which are members of the esocid family. Learn more about esocid stocking in Massachusetts.

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

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