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The tables below list the biggest fish caught in each category of the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

Adult Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin

 

     
Brook Trout 4 2 Forest Lake Palmer
Brown Trout 15 13 Stockbridge Bowl Stockbridge
Bullhead 4 11 Forest Lake Methuen
Carp 24 00 Housatonic River Lenox
Chain Pickerel 5 12 Glen Charlie Pond Wareham
Channel Catfish        
Crappie 2 13 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Lake Trout 17 4 Quabbin Reservoir Shutesbury
Landlocked Salmon 6 6 Quabbin Reservoir Hardwick
Largemouth Bass        
Northern Pike 20 8 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 3 12 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Shad        
Smallmouth Bass 4 13 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Sunfish   14 Buel Lake Monterey
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 3 3 Asnacomet Pond Hubbardston
Walleye 7 8 Connecticut River Montague
White Catfish 4 2 Sudbury River Concord
White Perch 2 1 Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Yellow Perch 2 4 Oldham Pond Pembroke

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

Updated June 17, 2021

 

Youth Catch & Keep Sportfishing Awards leaders

 
Species Lbs. Oz. Waterbody Town
Bowfin        
Brook Trout 2 0 Forest Lake Palmer
Brown Trout 3 0 Onota Lake Pittsfield
Bullhead 2 0 Otis Reservoir Otis
Carp        
Chain Pickerel 5 10 Stockbridge Bowl Stockbridge
Channel Catfish        
Crappie 2 0 Merrimack River Lawrence
Lake Trout 5 0 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Landlocked Salmon        
Largemouth Bass 6 15 West Meadow Brook Pond West Bridgewater
Northern Pike 16 5 Pontoosuc Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 2 5 Pequot Pond Westfield
Rainbow Trout 2 5 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Shad 3 10 Merrimack River Andover
Smallmouth Bass 3 10 Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Sunfish   12 Shawme Lake Lower Sandwich
Tiger Muskellunge        
Tiger Trout 1 2 Horn Pond Woburn
Walleye        
White Catfish 6 4 Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 1 3 Beck Pond Hamilton
Yellow Perch 1 12 Deep Pond Falmouth

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

Updated June 17, 2021

 

Catch & Release Sportfishing Awards Leaders

 
Species Length Waterbody Town
Bowfin 32" Oxbow Pond Easthampton
Brook Trout 20.25" Horn Pond Woburn
Brown Trout 25.25" Wachusett Reservoir West Boylston
Bullhead 21.5 Stiles Pond Oxford
Carp 44" Connecticut River South Hadley
Chain Pickerel 28" Monopansett Lake Lakeville
Channel Catfish 33" Connecticut River Northfield
Crappie 17" Webster Lake Webster
Lake Trout 33" Wachusett Reservoir Boylston
Landlocked Salmon 26.50" Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Largemouth Bass 24" Oxbow Pond Northampton
Northern Pike 45.5" Onota Lake Pittsfield
Rainbow Trout 21.75" Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Shad 23.75" Chicopee River Chicopee
Smallmouth Bass 22.50" Quabbin Reservoir New Salem
Sunfish 12.25" Cranberry Pond Sunderland
Tiger Muskellunge      
Tiger Trout 22.50" Quacumquasit Pond East Brookfield
Walleye 27" Connecticut River Turners Falls
White Catfish 22.75 Charles River Cambridge
White Perch 15.75" Connecticut River South Hadley
Yellow Perch 15.75" Populatic Pond Norfolk
Yellow Perch 15.75" Greenland Pond Brewster

*Includes Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, Redbreast Sunfish, Green Sunfish, and Rock Bass

Updated June 17, 2021

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