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Quaboag Pond
aka Podunk Pond

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Last Updated: 3/2016
 Fishing
      With Northern pike becoming a popular gamefish, people are known to travel good distances to pursue this great fighter. There are also quality largemouth bass, chain pickerel, white perch, yellow perch, and black crappie to be had.  For those interested in summer bullheads, Quaboag Pond has some of the best potential around.
    

Description
      Aquatic weeds are common along much of the shore. Residential development is moderate with several year-round homes and summer cottages.  Half of the northern shoreline is bordered by Shore Road, while the remaining half is clustered with cottages and houses.  About 2/3 of the eastern shore is developed, in contrast to the practically undeveloped western shoreline.

Diversity in Paddling
      This paddle can be combined with the Quaboag River and/or the Brookfield River, Lake Lashaway, Quacumquasit Pond, and Wickaboag Pond.  We particularly enjoy paddling here because of all the flexibility available to the paddler.  If you want some place where you can explore a region on multiple days then this is a real opportunity.
       There is a certain placidness that effects us whenever we paddle these waters.  For the fisher the warm water species prevail allowing you to get lost in the cast and forget about time.  Let us know your experience.
STATISTICS
Skill Level:  Class 1 - Flat water
Estimated Time:    2 hour
Total Distance:       5.3 miles
Nearest Address:  
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Position: 42-12.21 N 72-03.78 W   
USGS Map: Warren, MA  
Access:
Boats can be launched at the north end of the pond off Shore Road. There is a paved launching ramp and parking space for 40 cars. 
  
Physical Features:
  • Area:                541 acres
  • Max depth:         12 feet
  • Average Depth:   5.9 feet
  • Transparency: 
  • Terrain Type: Wooded, Wetlands, Homes
Fish Population
  • Last survey 1995
  • 17 species: Gamefish present include largemouth bass, chain pickerel, and northern pike. Seven species of panfish are present including white perch, yellow perch, black crappie, bluegills, pumpkinseeds, and redbreast sunfish. Bullheads, both yellow and brown, white suckers, golden shiners, lake chubsuckers and alewifes also inhabit the pond. Northern pike have been stocked here regularly since 1984. Since 2008 annual surveys are conducted in the spring on Northern pike growth and reproduction.

Put-In/Take-Out Directions ( 9.6 miles, 13 minutes):
From Exit 9 Sturbridge of the Massachusetts Turnpike (Rt. 90)
After the tollbooths, head southwest on I-84.
  1. At mile 0.9, take exit 3A to merge onto Route 20 East/Charlton Road toward Charlton.
  2. At mile 3.2, at stop light, turn left onto Route 49 North.
  3. At mile 7.2, turn left onto Flagg Road.
  4. At mile 7.2, turn right onto Podunk Rd.
  5. At mile 8.9, Slight left onto Shore Road.
  6. At mile 9.3, the pond will appear on your left.
  7. At mile 9.6, arrive at the Boat Ramp on left.
 
    
Boat Ramp
State Pond Map
Parking Lot with portable toilet