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Little Alum Pond

Last Updated: 1/2016
Fishing
           The pond is stocked in the spring and fall with rainbow trout. Brown trout are stocked in the fall when they are available. Considerable fishing pressure exists for the trout from April through June. Presently, the largemouth bass are over harvested with few legal sized individuals present.  The yellow perch were found to be of better than average size and should provide good fishing.  Ice fishing is predominantly for trout, yellow perch and limited number of chain pickerel. 

Description
      Trout water analysis indicates a marginal trout layer is present. Bottom type is predominantly mud and coarse rubble with many large boulders.  Aquatic weeds are sparse and patchy along parts of the shoreline. 
     The shoreline 75% developed with year round homes and summer cottages. A gravel public boat ramp is located next to the outlet stream and is off Little Alum Road. Shoreline fishing is limited to the area immediately adjacent to the boat ramp. Recreational usage of the pond is heavy in the summer with water skiing and swimming the most popular activities.  
STATISTICS

Skill Level:            Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Total Distance       1.7 miles
USGS Map:  Warren, MA (7.5’x15’)
Launch Address:   122 Little Alum Rd, Brimfield, MA 01010
Position:  42-08.73 N 72-30.92 W
Boat Launch:A gravel public boat ramp is located next to the outlet stream.
 
Physical Features:
  • Area:                 72.6 acres
  • Max depth:         42 feet
  • Average Depth:  17 feet
  • Transparency:    15 feet
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, State Park
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1978
  • 9 species.  largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, pumpkinseed, bluegill, golden shiner, longear sunfish and brown bullhead. The most abundant gamefish are largemouth bass and the most abundant panfish are bluegills.
 
Put In and Take Out: 6.3 miles, 12 min.
From Exit 9 US Route 90 (Mass. Turnpike) Sturbridge
  • After the tollbooths, Head southwest on Exit 9 toward I-84
  • At mile 0.8, Take exit 3B to merge onto US-20 West toward State Route 131/Sturbridge/Palmer.
  • Follow US-20 past Sturbridge Village (on left), through the center of Sturbridge, past East Brimfield Reservoir that you can see on both sides of the road.
  • At mile 5.1, Turn right onto Little Alum Rd, at the White Coach Motel.
  • At mile 6.3, arrive at the outlet stream/dam area.  Use the gravel boat ramp.
Boating and Swimming Rules
  1. Boats run counter clockwise at speeds over 10 mph to dusk.
  2. Running lights required dusk to dawn.
  3. Do not exceed 5 mph duck to dawn.
  4. Moving of bouys is illegal, punishable by fine and/or imprisonment.
  5. Boats stay 50 feet from bouys and docks and 150 feet from public swimming.
  6. No motorboats pass between rafts and shoreline.
  7. Swimmers stay within 150 feet of shoreline unless accompanied by a boat.
  8. Non-swimmers or children under 12 must wear life preservers when boating.
  9. All non-powered boats have the right of way.
  10. No skiing before 10 am or after dusk.
  11. Jet Skis, Surf Jets and Wet Bikes are prohibited on this lake.
  12. Remove weeds from propeller, anchor, etc. and place in barrel before launching.
State Pond Map
Gravel Boat Ramp
A view looking North