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Old Swamp River

Norfolk County, Massachusetts.

Old Swamp River midpoint in South Weymouth, Massachusetts.

Old Swamp River ends in Weymouth, Massachusetts.

69 feet (21 meters)

5.22 miles long (8.40 kilometers)

About The Old Swamp River

About Old Swamp River, MA

Old Swamp River is a river found in the state of Massachusetts’ Norfolk County, specifically 1.9 miles away from Weymouth. Running through the northwest region of Whitman’s Pond, the southern region of Weymouth T.G. and through the towns of Hingham, Weymouth, and Rockland, Old Swamp River is a water body with an elevation of about 69 feet or 21 meters. In addition to this, the Old Swamp River also serves as one of the primary tributaries of Whitman’s Pond which was named after John Whitman Jr. who settled by the pond after his father was given a portion of land in Weymouth.

Other than the water body, “Old Swamp River” is also a name of a conservation center in Hingham, Massachusetts shares. Managed by the Conservation Commission, this nature observation center has been labeled in Hingham as “untended lands”.

Old Swamp River Fishing Description

All About Fishing in Old Swamp River, MA

As a tributary of Whitman’s Pond, the usual marine species that could most likely be spotted here are thriving populations of bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, crappie, bullhead, chain pickerel, redbreast sunfish, panfish, brook trout, rainbow trout, common carp, and largemouth bass. Bait that could be used to reel in these fish species are most commonly insects, worms, and small fish. In addition to that, fishing techniques such as drifting and jigging may be conducted.

Furthermore, anglers may find that fishing by the shores is one of the best spots to recreationally fish in the area.

Old Swamp River Seasonal & Other Description

Fishing Seasonality

Anglers may find fishing in the Old Swamp River or even the other water bodies in Massachusetts easy anytime during the late spring, summer, and early fall seasons. Aside from the seasons, anglers should also note that fish species, most especially sunfish, are most active when the waters have a warm temperature.

Temperature and Optimal Seasons

Fishing Seasonality

Anglers may find fishing in the Old Swamp River or even the other water bodies in Massachusetts easy anytime during the late spring, summer, and early fall seasons. Aside from the seasons, anglers should also note that fish species, most especially sunfish, are most active when the waters have a warm temperature.

Old Swamp River Fish Species

All About Fishing in Old Swamp River, MA

As a tributary of Whitman’s Pond, the usual marine species that could most likely be spotted here are thriving populations of bluegill, pumpkinseed sunfish, white perch, crappie, bullhead, chain pickerel, redbreast sunfish, panfish, brook trout, rainbow trout, common carp, and largemouth bass. Bait that could be used to reel in these fish species are most commonly insects, worms, and small fish. In addition to that, fishing techniques such as drifting and jigging may be conducted.

Furthermore, anglers may find that fishing by the shores is one of the best spots to recreationally fish in the area.

Bluegill

Habitat: Lake, Pond, River

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 6" - 16"

Pumpkinseed

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 1 Pounds

Length: 4" - 16"

White Perch

Habitat: inshore

Weight: 0 - 3 Pounds

Length: 7" - 19"

Chain Pickerel

Habitat: Lake, River, Pond, Bogs, Swamps

Weight: 3 - 5 Pounds

Length: 14" - 39"

Black Bullhead

Habitat: River, Lake, Backcountry

Weight: 1 - 5 Pounds

Length: 8" - 26"

Crappie

Habitat: River, Lake

Weight: 0 - 5 Pounds

Length: 4" - 19"

Brook Trout

Habitat: Lake, River

Weight: 1 - 10 Pounds

Length: 10" - 34"

Redbreast Sunfish

Habitat: River, Lake, Backcountry

Weight: 1 - 2 Pounds

Length: 8" - 12"