Lake Quinsigamond is managed as both a cold and warm-water fishery. It supports both warm water fish (such as largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, bluegills, and pumpkinseeds) and cold water fish (such as rainbow smelt and stocked trout and salmon). Northern pike and tiger muskies have been stocked here regularly since the 1980s, and ice fishermen routinely take northerns in the 20-pound range. This water has produced a former state record tiger muskie over 19 pounds, as well as a former state record carp over 42 pounds.
Large public ramps offering plenty of parking are located off North Quinsigamond Avenue and Route 20.
Rod and reel angling for trout and salmon is best in the deeper, cooler northern basin, the habitat preferred by cold water fish. Try the southern half of the basin, above Flint Pond and north to the Route 9 bridge, for largemouth bass. Chain pickerel fishing should be best in the southern basin below Route 9 and in Flint Pond. The Flint Pond area is favored habitat for largemouth bass. Panfish are virtually everywhere. Ice fishing is popular here, but because of its large size, this lake is one of the last in the area to acquire safe ice every winter. Be cautious! Jigging for yellow perch should be best in the southern areas. Pike can turn up almost anywhere, but Flint Pond is our best bet.
This information courtesy of:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Mass.Gov/EEA, the official portal of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
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