Little Alum Pond, MA

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Little Alum Pond


Town(s): Brimfield MA
County: Hampden

Size: 73 acres
Average Depth: 17 feet
Maximum Depth: 42 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Boating Comments: No jet-ski's allowed
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, Some Restrictions



Little Alum is a 73-acre pond located approximately one mile north of Route 20 off Little Alum Pond Road in Brimfield. Depth averages 17 feet with a maximum of 42 feet. The water is clear and of good quality with a transparency of 15 feet. Trout water analysis indicates a marginal trout layer is present. Bottom type is predominantly mud and coarse rubble with many large boulders. Aquatic weeds are sparse and patchy along parts of the shoreline.

The shoreline 75% developed with year round homes and summer cottages. A gravel public boat ramp is located next to the outlet stream and is off Little Alum Road. Shoreline fishing is limited to the area immediately adjacent to the boat ramp. Recreational usage of the pond is heavy in the summer with water skiing and swimming the most popular activities.

This pond can be located on the U.S.G.S. topographical quad map titled "Warren."

 

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Minimal
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: The pond is stocked in the spring and fall with rainbow trout. Brown trout are stocked in the fall when they are available. Considerable fishing pressure exists for the trout from April through June. Presently, the largemouth bass are over harvested with few legal sized individuals present. The yellow perch were found to be of better than average size and should provide good fishing. Ice fishing is predominantly for trout, yellow perch and limited number of chain pickerel.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Rainbow Trout, Yellow Perch, White Perch, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, Golden Shiner

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A gravel public boat ramp is located next to the outlet stream and is off Little Alum Road.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Directions: One mile north of Route 20 off Little Alum Pond Road in Brimfield.
Shoreline Development: 25-50%