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    Bay State anglers can look forward to over 579,900 feisty brook, brown, rainbow and tiger trout being stocked this spring according to figures released by MassWildlife. Weather and water conditions permitting, MassWildlife stocking trucks will be making their spring trout stocking runs beginning with selected lakes and ponds in the eastern areas of the state by mid-March. Other waterbodies in the state, still covered with snow will be stocked when weather, snow, water and mud conditions permit.
    "Half of the 341,000 rainbow trout we will be putting out will be over 14 inches long," observes Chief Fish Culturist Dr. Ken Simmons. "They'll be distributed statewide throughout the stocking season by our five regional Wildlife District offices." 147,600 brown trout will be stocked of which more than 36,000 are larger than 13 inches. The larger water bodies will receive the larger fish with the smaller brooks and streams receiving the smaller fish. 86,000 brook trout, some of which weigh more than 3 pounds will be stocked in a similar fashion. Anglers can also anticipate trying to take some of the 5,000 tiger trout to be released. These handsome fish, a cross between a female brown trout and a male brook trout will average over 14" in length.
    Once the stocking season begins, weekly trout stocking reports will be updated each Friday on the MassWildlife website. All schedules are subject to alteration or cancellation due to equipment failure, inclement weather, high water or other unforeseen circumstances. Please refrain from asking when a particular water body will be stocked for the same reasons! Anglers without Internet access may also call the nearest District office for information on trout stocked waters: Western 413/447-9789; Valley 413/323-7632; Central 508/835-3607; Northeast 978/263-4347 or Southeast 508/759-3406. Don't forget to "hook" a new angler of any age on to fishing!

    One of my favorite clothing patterns is camouflage. Because when you're in the woods it makes you blend in. But when you're not it does just the opposite. It's like hey, there's an asshole.

  • #2
    bring it on!


    • #3
      Those tigers should be fun they give a good fight.
      "I'm the one that's gonna die when it's time for me to die. So let me live my life the way I want to." Jimmy Hendrix


      • #4
        Cape region:
        - Hamblin Pond, Hathaway Pond, Lovell's Pond, Shubael Pond
        Brewster- Cliff Pond, Flax Pond, Little Cliff Pond, Sheep Pond
        Chatham- Goose Pond, Schoolhouse Pond
        Dennis- Scargo Lake
        Eastham-Herring Pond
        Falmouth- Deep Pond, Grews Pond, Mares Pond
        Mashpee - Mashpee- Wakeby Pond
        Orleans- Baker Pond, Crystal Lake
        Plymouth- Big Sandy Pond, Fearings Pond, Little Pond, Long Pond, Lout Pond, Russell-Sawmill Pond
        Rochester- Marys Pond
        Sandwich- Hoxie Pond, Peters Pond, Pimlico Pond, Spectacle Pond
        Truro-Great Pond
        Yarmouth- Long Pond
        Wellfleet gullpond

        Central region

        Brookfield South Pond
        Douglas Wallum Lake
        HubbardstonComet Pond
        LancasterFort Pond
        SturbridgeBig Alum Pond
        Webster Webster Lake

        I hate the new fromat, while easier to read, harder to cut an paste. that's it so far, nothing in the valley or berks

        Last edited by JEEPSW1; 03-14-2008, 12:34 PM.


        • #5
          Stocked Waters as of March 24th:
          AdamsHoosic River (South Branch)
          BucklandDeerfield River
          CharlemontDeerfield River
          ChesireHoosic River (South Branch)
          FloridaDeerfield River
          LeeLaurel Lake
          LenoxLaurel Lake
          OtisFarmington River
          PittsfieldOnota Lake, Housatonic River (Southwest Branch)
          SandisfieldFarmington River
          StockbridgeStockbridge Bowl

          BrimfieldSherman Pond
          PalmerSwift River
          SpringfieldFivemile Pond, Lake Lorraine, Loon Pond, Watershops Pond
          WareSwift River

          Ninemile Pond, Spectacle Pond

          BrookfieldSouth Pond
          GardnerDunn Pond, Kendall Pond
          HardwickHardwick Pond
          HubbardstonComet Pond
          LancasterBartlett Pond, Fort Pond, Spectacle Pond
          SpencerHowe Pond, Sugden Reservoir
          SterlingWest Wauschacum Pond
          WebsterWebster Lake
          ConcordWalden Pond
          FraminghamLake Cochituate
          FranklinUncas Pond
          GeorgetownPentucket Pond
          Gloucester Strangman's Pond
          HaverhillLake Pentucket, Lake Saltonstall
          HopkintonWhitehall Reservoir
          LynnSluice Pond
          Milton Houghton's Pond
          NatickDug Pond
          SaugusGriswald Pond
          WenhamPleasant Pond
          Barnstable Hamblin Pond, Lovells Pond, Shubael Pond
          Brewster Cliff Pond, Flax Pond, Little Cliff Pond, Sheep Pond
          ChathamChatham- Goose Pond, Schoolhouse Pond
          DennisScargo Lake
          EasthamHerring Pond
          FalmouthAshumet Pond, Deep Pond, Grews Pond, Mares Pond
          MashpeeJohn's Pond, Mashpee-Wakeby Pond
          Oak BluffsUpper Lagoon Pond*
          OrleansBaker Pond, Crystal Lake
          PlymouthBig Sandy Pond, Fearings Pond, Little Pond, Long Pond, Lout Pond, Russell-Sawmill Pond
          Rochester Marys Pond
          SandwichHoxie Pond, Peters Pond, Pimlico Pond, Spectacle Pond
          WellfleetGull Pond
          West TisburyDuartes Pond*, Old Mill Pond (Mill Brook)*, Seth's Pond*
          * Tiger trout


          • #6
            Stocked waters as of March 31st:

            Alford Green River
            BucklandDeerfield River
            Chester Westfield River (Middle Branch), Westfield River (West Branch)
            CharlemontDeerfield River
            EgremontGreen River
            Florida Deerfield River
            Great BarringtonGreen River
            HuntingtonWestfield River (West Branch)
            Lee Goose Pond, Housatonic River (Catch & Release)
            MiddlefieldWestfield River (Middle Branch), Westfield River (West Branch)
            MontereyLake Buel, Lake Garfield, Konkapot River
            New MarlboroKonkapot River
            OtisFarmington River
            Pittsfield Onota Lake, Pontoosuc Lake
            RichmondRichmond Pond
            SandisfieldFarmington River
            SheffieldKonkapot River
            StockbridgeStockbridge Bowl, Housatonic River (Catch &Release)
            TyringhamGoose Pond
            WorthingtonWestfield River (Middle Branch)

            ChicopeeChicopee Reservoir
            EasthamptonNashawannuck Pond
            GranbyDufresne Pond
            HollandHamilton Reservoir; Holland Pond
            LudlowChapin Pond
            MonsonQuaboag River
            PalmerForest Lake; Quaboag River; Swift River
            SpringfieldFivemile Pond; Loon Pond; Lake Lorraine; Watershops Pond
            WarePeppermill Pond; Swift River; Ware River
            WestfieldHampton Pond, Westfield River
            BarreWare River, Burnshirt River
            HardwickWare River
            HoldenQuinapoxet River
            HubbardstonBurnshirt River, East Branch Ware River
            LeominsterBarretts Pond
            MilfordLouisa Lake
            NorthboroughAssabet River
            OxfordCarbuncle Pond
            PetershamEast Branch Swift River
            PrincetonEast Branch Ware River, Stillwater River
            RutlandEast Branch Ware River
            ShrewsburyJordan Pond
            SterlingStillwater River
            SturbridgeBig Alum Pond, Quinebaug River
            SuttonSingletary Lake
            WinchendonDenison Lake, Millers River
            WorcesterBell Pond, Coes Pond, Lake Quinsigamond
            ArlingtonSpot Pond
            BostonJamaica Pond
            ConcordWhites Pond
            DunstableMassapoag Pond
            GeorgetownRock Pond
            GrotonBaddacook Pond, Knops Pond
            Haverhill Millvale Reservoir
            North AndoverBerry Pond
            WestfordLong Sought For Pond
            WestwoodBuckmaster Pond
            WilmingtonSilver Lake
            AttleboroBungay River
            BarnstableBridge Creek, Hathaway Pond, Marstons Mills River
            BrewsterSheep Pond, Stony Brook
            ChathamGoose Pond, Schoolhouse Pond
            DartmouthShingle Island River
            DightonSegreganset River
            East BridgewaterBeaver Brook
            FalmouthAshumet Pond
            FreetownRattlesnake Brook
            HanoverIndianhead River, Third Herring Brook
            HansonIndianhead River, Poor Meadow Brook, Shumatuscacant River
            HinghamPlymouth River, Weir River
            KingstonFurnace Brook, Jones River
            MansfieldCanoe River, Wading River
            MarshfieldSouth River
            MashpeeMashpee-Wakeby Pond
            MattapoisettMattapoisett River
            NortonWading River
            NorwellNorris Reservation Pond (Second Herring Brook), Third Herring Brook
            PembrokeHerring Brook, Indianhead River
            PlymouthBeaver Dam Brook, Eel River, Fresh Pond Little Pond, Long Pond, Lout Pond, Town Brook