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Lake Information for Lake Chaubunagungamaug


Lake Chaubunagungamaug (pronounced /tʃəˌbʌnəˈɡʌŋɡəmɑːɡ/), also known as "Webster Lake", is a lake in the town of Webster, Massachusetts, United States. It is located near the Connecticut border and has a surface area of 1,442 acres (5.83 km²).

Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (/ˌleɪk tʃəˈɡɑːɡəɡɑːɡ ˌmænˈtʃɑːɡəɡɑːɡ tʃəˌbʌnəˈɡʌŋɡəmɑːɡ/), a 45-letter alternative name for this body of water, is often cited as the longest place name in the United States and one of the longest in the world. Today, "Webster Lake" may be the name most used, but some (including many residents of Webster), take pride in reeling off the longer versions.

Facilities and Parks: 

From the Worcester area, drive west on I-290 and continue on Route 52 to Exit 1. This will put you at the Memorial Beach Drive boat launching facility.

There is limited shore fishing access because of extensive shoreline development.

Fishing Description: 

The fish population was most recently studied during a 1995 summer survey. Seventeen species were collected including the following: bluegills, yellow perch, pumpkinseeds, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, white perch, largemouth bass, redbreasted sunfish, rainbow trout, brown bullheads, golden shiners, banded killifish, yellow bullheads, black crappie, white suckers, brook trout, American eel and landlocked alewives. Northern pike, tiger muskies and brood salmon are also present.

Webster Lake offers an extremely diverse fishery with largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, chain pickerel, stocked trout and an assortment of panfish. Although recreational use is heavy, particularly during the summer months, many fish of large size are available. Jigging for yellow perch in the winter is particularly productive.

Northern pike and tiger muskies have been stocked here regularly since 1981 in order to utilize the abundant panfish population and offer the angler a chance to catch a truly large gamefish. Pike in the 20-pound range are taken every year.
Finally, Webster Lake has been stocked with brood salmon since 1992. These fish, some of which are over ten pounds in weight, offer the salmonid angler the possibility of intense battles. They will continue to be stocked whenever available, and are taken trough the ice as well as in open water.

Brown Trout
Largemouth Bass
Rainbow Trout
Smallmouth Bass
White Perch
Catfish Family
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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    D & G Bait & Tackle
  • 449 Main St - Cherry Valley, MA
  • (508) 892-9037
    B & A Bait & Tackle Company
  • 27 Sterling St, #B - West Boylston, MA
  • (508) 835-4558

Boat Rental

    Steve's Boat Rentals Incorporated
  • 294 Market St - Warren, RI
  • (401) 245-0453
    U-Drive Boat Rental
  • 1561 North St - Chicopee, MA
  • (413) 442-7020

Vacation Rental

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