Christopher Smith

Quabbin Reservoir Smallmouth Fishing

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Quabbin Reservoir may be known for its landlocked Salmon but the Quabbin Reservoir smallmouth fishing is pretty impressive. Growing up in New England, the focus of fishing for me was to get to the shore and fish for Blues, Stripers, Flounder and anything else those creepy sandworms could catch.

Much later, I discovered those inland reservoirs as well as glacier-formed ponds and lakes that hold some fantastic smallmouth bass.

Where is the Quabbin?

The Quabbin Reservoir is the largest inland body of water in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and was built between 1930 and 1939. Today along with the Wachusett Reservoir, it is the primary water supply for Boston, some 65 miles (105 km) to the east, as well as 40 other communities in Greater Boston.

The Quabbin’s creation required the flooding, and thus the disincorporation, in April 1938, of four towns: Dana (located in Worcester County), Enfield, Greenwich, and Prescott (all located in Hampshire County).

Fishing is allowed in designated areas in the northern portions of the reservoir. Original source

Quabbin Reservoir Smallmouth Bass



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Quabbin Reservoir smallmouth fishing is just another example of the fantastic opportunities to enjoy a great sport with a great species of fish!

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2 Responses to Quabbin Reservoir Smallmouth Fishing

  1. jeff kelble August 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Hi Quabbin Reservoir Smallmouth Fishing. I thought you’d like to know that the smallmouth bass you have posted here that was allegedly 12.5 pounds was a fish caught in nets in Kentucky by game managers who estimated the fish at between 7 and 7.5 pounds. Awesome fish, but not from the Quabbin and not a world record.

    http://newriversmallies.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=riversmallies&action=display&thread=1653
    Thanks for correcting your page. That would have been an amazing fish.
    Sincerely,
    Jeff

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    • Chris Smith August 16, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Jeff, thanks for the heads up, fact checking! I was fooled on that one.
      Page has been corrected and will mention it on my facebook page

      Reply

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