Fishing on Big Pond
The following is parapharased from Chapter 10 of the Diagnostic and Feasability study recently completed on Big Pond. A full copy of the study is available on this website.
"Fishing is a popular activity at Big Pond, where trout, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and pickerel are species commonly sought after by anglers. Big Pond is also regularly stocked with rainbow trout, brook trout and brown trout in the spring and sometimes in the fall, by the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife office. The most recent report on Big Pond held at the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife office, dating back to 1993, indicated that the pond was last surveyed by the department in 1980. At that time thirteen species were recorded present, namely:
It was noted that due to poor shoreline access a canoe or boat is a necessity in order to fish. The best time for trout fishing was identified as April and May although the trout, smallmouth and largemouth bass action was said to remain good throughout most of the year. However, fishermen were warned against the increase of other recreational uses of the pond during mid summer, such as swimming and water skiing and advised to adjust their schedule accordingly. Particular note was made to bass anglers with advice to concentrate their efforts around the structure provided by islands and rocks."