Fishing For Other Fish Species In Massachusetts
Guide to fishing for chain pickerel, northern pike and tiger muskie in MA.
This state offers unique fishing opportunities. Listed below find information about these species of fish, found in MA waters. Larger lakes across the state, with some of these miscellaneous fish populations, may include Congamond Lake, Hamilton Reservoir, Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Lake Cochituate, Lake Garfield, Lake Rohunta, Lake Quinsigamond, Long Pond, Norton Reservoir, Otis Reservoir, Quabbin Reservoir, South Watuppa Pond and others. Ice fishing for pike, muskie and pickerel can get very exciting.
Other Available Species
World record: 9 lbs 6 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 5 oz
World record: 55 lbs 1 oz
State Record: 35 lbs 0 oz
World record: 51 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 27 lbs 0 oz
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Check out the Northern Pike Fishing page to get tips, tactics and methods for catching more pike. Also visit the top producing northern pike lures page to assist in selecting the best baits. The Muskie Fishing page offers methods, tips and tactics. Also view the page revealing the top producing lures for catching musky and tiger musky.
Massachusetts Miscellaneous State Record Fish
The state record chain pickerel was taken out of Laurel Lake.
The state record northern pike was taken out of South Pond Brookfield.
The state record tiger muskie was taken out of Pontoosuc Lake.
Information on fishing for unique species, by state.
Learn the habits and lifecycle of each species
Many of the species we portray as "other" in this website are simply not as commonly fished for as the more popular fish. For insight into some of these "other" fish in Massachusetts, visit the other fishing page for more in-depth information.