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Fishes of Massachusetts

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Angler’s Guide to Massachusetts Fishes

More than 80 kinds of fish live in the inland waters of the Commonwealth. Pictured is a small sample of some of the most popular species commonly taken by anglers. For a more complete list, pick up a copy of our brochure Freshwater Fishes of Massachusetts at any DFW office.

Temperature Preferences of Fish

Temperature preferences are different for many fish. Though fish cannot always find their exact preference, they are usually found in water closest to their preferred temperature.

Illustrations by Duane Raver / USFWS; Atlantic Salmon illustration by Ellen Edmondson.

Regulations in red are new this year.

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