RE: Quabbin closings
Check out http://www.state.ma.us/mdc/pacc_advisory.htm for the latest access info. Open water fishing won't start there until sometime in April and the date is different every year. You'll have to call the phone number listed on the web page in a month or so to get the official opening date for fishing. However, as of this writing, the Swift River between Winsor Dam and Rte 9 is closed to all fishing year-round. When or whether they'll change this is anyone's guess.