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Last Updated: 4/2016
 Fishing
       Brigham Pond offers good fishing for an assortment of warm water fish. Both largemouth bass and chain pickerel are present in good numbers, and many of the bass sampled were in the three pound size range. Panfish are somewhat stunted, but provide productive fishing.

Description

       The pond is the headwater to the West Branch of the Ware River.  Aquatic vegetation, especially pickerel weed and water lily, is dense around much of the shoreline. 
         Very little of the shoreline is developed and this pond offers a fine opportunity for a very aesthetic experience. 
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Distance around lake:  1.9 miles

Nearest Address:  
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Position:  42-28.10 N 71-59.94 W
USGS Map:  Barre, MA and Sterling, MA
Access:
A gravel ramp suitable for car top or small boat trailers is located off of Wachusett Road on the pond’s southern tip.

Physical Features:
  • Area:                 63 acres
  • Max depth:        11 feet
  • Average Depth:  6 feet
  • Transparency:    4 feet
  • Terrain Type:  Houses, Woods, Grassland
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1980
  •  11 species : largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegill, pumpkinseed, brown bullhead, white sucker, golden shiner, chub sucker and eel. The most abundant gamefish is largemouth bass and the most abundant panfish is yellow perch.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 7.7 miles, 12 minutes):
From Exit 28 of Route 2 - Fitchburg/Princeton - Route 31
  1. At the end of the ramp enter the rotary and turn southeast on Route 68 South.
  2. At mile 7.6, turn left onto Old Princeton Road/Old Wachusett Road.
  3. Turn left immediately into gravel road to launch left of the dam.


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