|From the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife...
Big Alum Lake
Located in Sturbridge, this lake averages 23 feet in depth with a maximum
of 45 feet. Transparency is high at 17 feet. The pH is on the
acidic side at 6.4. Aquatic macrophytes present include pondweed, yellow
water lily and muskgrass.
Fish Populations - Big Alum was sampled to assess the fish population.
Eight species were found, including rainbow trout stocked in the spring.
Gamefish collected, besides the trout, included smallmouth bass and
chain pickerel. Panfish present included bluegills, pumpkinseeds,
redbreasted sunfish, yellow perch and brown bullheads.
Fishing - Big Alum is stocked each spring with rainbow trout and brown trout.
This attractive lake draws a considerable number of anglers interested
in catching trout from mid-April through early June. Spring smallmouth bass
fishing should be good, as this lake presently supports a healthy