The news on Berkshire Lakes sounds sketchy, but it’s a good thing!

If you are one of those types of people who believe in the famous quote “If people focused on the really important things in life there would be a shortage of fishing rods,” then I have great news for you. you !

Yes, it’s that time of year when SOON the lakes and rivers across western Massachusetts will be restocked with tons and tons of trout! Just what you need for all the “Rodfathers” out there.

Restocking has already started in many water bodies in Franklin and Hampshire counties and the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife will continue to restock throughout the fall across Bay State. has all the details, but the good news is that no matter if you want to fish closer to home or if you don’t mind venturing a little further, there is going to be some good spear fishing. trout in the Western Mass. .

They will restock all local locations like Onota and Pontoosuc Lakes in Pittsfield, Windsor Lake in North Adams, Otis Reservoir, Stockbridge Bowl and various locations along the Deerfield River to name a few. And by the way, it’s Brown and Rainbow trout!

To quote Tony Blake, “Some go to church and think of fishing, some go fishing and think of God.” As in, please God, when Am I going to have a bite? ”You can find out when particular bodies of water will be replenished by checking the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife website here.

They also remind people to get a fishing license if they don’t already have one. You can actually register for a license online by clicking here.

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