Being one of Massachusetts’ largest bodies of water, Watuppa Pond is a staple in the south eastern part of the state. The Watuppa pond is split up into two areas, The North Watuppa and the South Watuppa. The North Watuppa provides the Fall River area with its drinking water, and because of this the area is not open to fishing. However, the South Watuppa is a local fishing hot spot where numerous tournaments are held throughout the year. The South Watuppa is a great place to catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and (my favorite) tiger muskies.
The South Watuppa does have a few spots that you fish from shore. However, most people who fish this pond do use a boat. There is a boat ramp located right off Jefferson St in Fall River (N 41.673938,W -71.140101). This is probably the most used and easily accessible way to enter the pond. As one of the largest bodies of water in Massachusetts, there are many good places to fish. Today I am going to go over a few good spots that have produced some pretty nice size fish for me.
If you leave the boat ramp and head directly to the other end of the pond, but right before reacingh the other end, you will see a little peninsula just off to your right. This peninsula creates a cove on one side. This has been an awesome spot for largemouth bass. I have used many techniques in the area, from jerk baits to buzz baits and soft plastics. A lot of times I will use a Texas rigged Ragetail Anaconda, a 10-inch worm that has some incredible action, in this spot. Expect to land some lunkers in the brush just off shore.
There is another great area if you head directly toward your right from the boat ramp. You will notice the pond narrows out, but trolling this area has produced some very nice tiger muskies. When fishing for tiger muskies you need to make sure you have the proper setup. You will need to make sure you have a steel leader and some fairly heavy duty line. You can use something line a 25lb monofilament or, my favorite, Spiderwire Stealth Braid 20/30lb test. I usually have one of my favorite swimbaits attached and have caught some monster muskies in this section of Watuppa.
The Watuppa pond is a great place to spend a day out on the water. The pond is quite big so you never have to worry about being crowded with a bunch of people fishing in the same area. From my experience I have had much more luck on the southern part of the South Watuppa. However, there are many great spots to fish here and I’m sure you will bring in some nice size fish.