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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, yellow perch, chain pickerel, northern pike and tiger musky at Norton Reservoir in Massachusetts.

Norton Reservoir, MA

A relatively shallow body of water, Norton Reservoir is a 530-acre lake in the southeast part of the state, at the town of Norton. Due to the maximum boat speed is 35 miles per hour, this is a great lake for kayaks, canoes and row boats, as well as power boats.

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Norton Reservoir, located in Norton, Massachusetts, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. This freshwater reservoir covers approximately 530 acres and offers anglers a variety of fish species to target.

One of the popular fish species found in Norton Reservoir is largemouth bass. Anglers are drawn to the reservoir for the opportunity to catch these prized game fish. Largemouth bass can be targeted using various techniques, such as casting with plastic worms, crankbaits, or topwater lures. The reservoir's structure, including weed beds, submerged logs, and rocky areas, provides ideal habitats for bass to thrive.

Another sought-after species in Norton Reservoir is white perch. These panfish offer anglers a fun and rewarding fishing experience. White perch can be caught using techniques such as jigging with small jigs or using live bait, such as worms or minnows. They are often found near submerged structures or drop-offs, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these fish.

Norton Reservoir also supports populations of other fish species, including chain pickerel, yellow perch, and sunfish. Chain pickerel, known for their aggressive strikes, can be targeted using techniques such as casting with spoons or swimbaits. Yellow perch provide additional angling opportunities and can be caught using jigging techniques or bait fishing. Sunfish, such as bluegill and pumpkinseed, are abundant and offer a great option for novice anglers and families.

Anglers visiting Norton Reservoir should be aware of fishing regulations and obtain the appropriate licenses. It's important to follow catch limits, size restrictions, and specific rules to ensure the sustainability of the fish populations and the preservation of the reservoir's ecosystem.

With its diverse fish species, convenient boating access, and nearby recreational facilities, Norton Reservoir offers anglers a rewarding fishing experience in Massachusetts. Whether it's targeting largemouth bass, pursuing white perch, or casting for other popular fish species, Norton Reservoir provides a serene and enjoyable angling adventure amidst the natural beauty of the area.

Fishing enthusiasts can peruse the 9 miles of shoreline and the deeper regions of the lake in search os bass, pike, perch, sunfish, crappie and musky.

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Primary fish species residing in Norton Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Black crappie BluegillPumpkinseed SunfishWhite Perch Yellow Perch Chain pickerel Northern Pike Tiger Muskie

Norton Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: NO
RV Hookups: NO
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is allowed on Norton Reservoir, and anglers can enjoy the convenience of launching their boats from public boat ramps. The reservoir allows for motorized boats, providing anglers with the opportunity to explore different areas and access prime fishing spots. Whether it's trolling for bass, casting for perch, or simply cruising the reservoir, boating enhances the overall fishing experience on Norton Reservoir.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Norton Reservoir Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Juniper Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Norton Reservoir Launch
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Mansfield Avenue, this is a one-lane, gravel ramp with limited parking.

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While there are no camping facilities directly on Norton Reservoir, nearby parks and recreational areas offer camping options for those looking to extend their stay. Facilities such as Wheaton Farm and L.G. Balfour Riverwalk provide amenities such as picnic areas, restrooms, and hiking trails, making it convenient for anglers and their families to relax and unwind after a day of fishing.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

There are no campgrounds or RV spaces nearby.

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Contact Information

Norton Reservoir
Norton’s Lakes and Ponds
Norton Conservation Commission
70 East Main St
Norton MA 02766
508 285-0275


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