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Last Updated: 4/2016
 Fishing
       Moosehorn is one of the more remote ponds in Central Massachusetts and affords an excellent opportunity for an enjoyable fishing experience without crowds and power boats. Largemouth bass and pickerel are both common here and should provide good fishing throughout the year. The abundant panfish, especially yellow perch and bullheads, will provide much enjoyment. Very large crappies are known to be taken regularly from Moosehorn.
       Channels in the bog on the north end of the pond allow the amateur botanist to observe the unique plant community and associated wildlife from the comfort of a canoe. 


Description

        Aquatic plants are common around the entire perimeter. The northern section of the pond is a bog with floating islands and typical bog type vegetation. 
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    1 hour
Distance around lake:  1.5 miles

Nearest Address:  
{cke_protected}{C}%3C!%2D%2DStartFragment%2D%2D%3E88 Old Princeton Rd, Hubbardston, MA 01452
Position:  42-27.95 N 71-58.12 W
USGS Map: Sterling, MA
Access:
Access is provided by a gated public ramp off Hubbardston Road. Only cartop boats and canoes can be launched here. Shore access is available in the area of the ramp and off the railroad track on the east side of the pond. 

Physical Features:
  • Area:                 67.4 acres
  • Max depth:         8 feet
  • Average Depth:  5 feet
  • Transparency:    4 feet
  • Terrain Type:  3 Houses, Woods, Wetlands, Railroad Track
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1982
  •  9 species :  largemouth bass, chain pickerel, yellow perch, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, black crappie, brown bullhead, golden shiners, and chub suckers.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 9. 3miles, 15 minutes):
From Exit 22 of Route 2 - Gardner/Hubbardston - Route 68
  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. At mile 9.3, just past the intersection of Healdville Road and Simonds Hill Road there is a small dirt road (bumpy) on left.  There is a small canoe access sign.  Follow this to the end where the launch is.


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