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  • Sugden Reservoir, Spencer

    General Information Sugden Reservoir is a 92 acre impoundment of Shaw Brook located off of Paxton Road to the northeast of Spencer Center. Sugden Reservoir has an average depth of 10 feet and a maximum depth of 17 feet and the water is typically transparent to 7 feet. Aquatic vegetation is sparse and the shores are heavily developed with year-round houses. Fishing, swimming, paddling and water skiing are popular activities here during the summer months. Recreational Access MassWildlife manages a small gravel boat ramp and associated parking area (71°57'42.594"W 42°16'24.377"N) suitable for 10 vehicles located off Donnelly Cross Road at the northeast corner of the lake. The ramp is situated at the end of a shallow cove which limits the size of boats that can be launched. For additional information pertaining to access of Sugden Reservoir please contact the Central District office of MassWildlife. Fish Populations The following fish species were found during MassWildlife surveys: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Bluegill, Pumpkinseed, White Sucker and Brown Bullhead. Sugden Reservoir is also stocked each spring with trout. Fishing Trout fishing is popular here during spring which transitions to quality bass fishing throughout the summer. Anglers can expect to catch both Large and Smallmouth Bass in good numbers with the occasional larger fish. Yellow Perch and Black Crappie are also plentiful. Sugden Reservoir has produced Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch, and sunfish that meet minimum sizes for recognition by the Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program.

    Useful Links: Get your Fishing License

    Freshwater Fishing

    Trout Stocking Information Freshwater Sportfishing Awards Program Learn more: Mass.gov/MassWildlife Connect with us: Facebook.com/MassWildlife Your local MassWildlife office: 211 Temple Street West Boylston, MA 01583 (508) 835-3607

    STOP AQUATIC HITCHIKERS! Prevent the transport of nuisance species. Clean all recreational equipment. ProtectYourWaters.net Updated: 2018

    https://www.mass.gov/how-to/buy-your-freshwater-fishing-license https://www.mass.gov/how-to/buy-your-freshwater-fishing-license https://www.mass.gov/freshwater-fishing-information https://www.mass.gov/freshwater-fishing-information https://www.mass.gov/service-details/trout-stocking-report-state-view https://www.mass.gov/service-details/trout-stocking-report-state-view https://www.mass.gov/how-to/enter-your-catch-in-the-freshwater-sportfishing-awards-program https://www.mass.gov/how-to/enter-your-catch-in-the-freshwater-sportfishing-awards-program https://www.mass.gov/orgs/division-of-fisheries-and-wildlife https://www.facebook.com/MassWildlife

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