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Find freshwater fishing spots

Planning a fishing trip in Massachusetts? Find a place to fish near you!

The Division of Fisheries and Wildlife (MassWildlife) has some handy resources to help you find your new favorite fishing hole. You can search based on location, get pond information, and find out if a site is accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Go Fish MA! with this digital fishing map

Use the Go Fish MA! map to find great fishing spots at lakes, ponds, streams, and rivers.

Get all MassWildlife's freshwater fishing information in one place—featured sites, boat ramps, trout stocked waters, pond and lake summaries, and digital depth information. Use the filter tool at the bottom center of the map to narrow your search and find a spot that's right for you. Start with Featured Sites to see MassWildlife staff recommended locations that are very easy to access. 

We value your feedback and want to improve our tools. After using this map, please tell us about your experience via the feedback form at the bottom of this page or email comments to Mass.Wildlife@mass.gov.

Other fishing resources

Pond maps and summaries
MassWildlife's pond maps provide approximate boundaries and depths of ponds and lakes with public access. You can view a list of pond maps, or pick a pond based on its location. Each map also has general information about the pond, including the types of fish you can find there.

Trout stocking report
Go to Mass.gov/Trout to find out where the trout are! Choose from the list view or map view to see where MassWildlife has stocked trout. The stocking report is updated daily during the spring and fall.

Accessible fishing
Make sure that you and everyone you're with can get around with ease. Check out a list of fishing platforms that are accessible to people with disabilities.

Reservoir fishing
The Quabbin, Wachusett, and Sudbury reservoirs supply drinking water and have special regulations. Make sure you review their guidelines before you visit:

Fishing in state parks and forests
You can fish in more than 100 state parks. Many of these locations have  ramps, shorelines, and piers that are accessible to people with disabilities. Search to find which ones are near you. Most offer freshwater fishing, although some offer saltwater fishing.

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