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All about fishing for Atlantic salmon in MA.

Salmon fishing in Massachusetts

Coastal waters and the rivers flowing into the ocean are migration routes for many salmon. In addition, there are a couple major lakes in MA with populations of salmon. Those lakes include Lake Chaubunagungamaug, Quabbin Reservoir and Wachusett Reservoir.

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Fishing for salmon in Massachusetts

Atlantic Salmon

Atlantic salmon

World record: 79 lbs 2 oz

State Record: 10 lbs 12 oz

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Massachusetts State Record Salmon

The state record Atlantic salmon was caught from Lake Mattawa. Note that a broodstock program, now discontinued, had produced a state record of 22 lbs 15 oz.

Massachusetts Salmon Fishing

The preferred method for catching salmon is fly fishing. Depending on the activity level, salmon may be caught on wet or dry flies, as well as a variety of other lures and baits.

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Atlantic Salmon

Salmon Organizations

Atlantic Salmon Federation

Atlantic Salmon Trust

Atlantic Salmon Museum

Pacific Salmon Commission

Pacific Salmon Foundation


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Learn the life cycle of salmon

The more you know about the life cycle and seasonal migration of salmon, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Massachusetts salmon fishing waters. Visit the salmon fishing page for more information about the life cycle of the different species of salmon.

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