- Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
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.