Massachusetts

A complete Fishing Forecast for the South Shore, North Shore, Boston Harbor and all the freshwater in Massachusetts.

  • April 15, 2014

    by Sweetwater Surfcasting (Wachusett Reservoir Lake Trout Report)


    In April 2012, I wrote a From The Surf column on getting your early-spring surf-fishing fix by doing some freshwater fishing from shore. On Tuesday morning, I took my own advice

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  • April 10, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    Whatever your persuasion, we have something for you! If you’re looking to be wowed, walk the shorelines of Wachusett or Quabbin beginning this Saturday – odds are really good you’ll find willing lake trout.  Read More »

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  • April 03, 2014

    by Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine Fishing Report 4-3-2014


    That first wave of scout river herring is imminent and it seems as if the bass in these places become aggressive in anticipation! If you still can’t shake the hardwater hangover check out Clubhouse Pond in the Connecticut River Valley Region or farther out west Plainfield Pond or North Pond. The game in the Granite State is all about seeking salmon with a lively smelt among the marinas of Moultonborough Bay, Meredith and Alton Bay. In Maine it looks as if they have been home improvement shopping but the 100’ sections of conduit are just the ticket to place a smelt in front of a hungry salmon under the ice when the shorelines are open. Read More »

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  • March 27, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    We should soon have it all: freshly stocked trout for those dying to cast as well as plenty of ice-fishing options. Look for the Southeast District of Masswildlife to have stocked some water bodies with trout as you read this, while the Northeast will have to wait until early next week. Read More »

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  • March 20, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    If finally catching that big pike is high on your checklist, then now is the time to soak a big shiner or sucker. Closer to the coast, check out the Charles and Sudbury Rivers. Read More »

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  • March 17, 2014

    by 2014 MA Fluke, Scup and Black Sea Bass Regulations Announced


    The 2014 fluke, scup and black sea bass size limits and regulations have been announced for Massachusetts waters by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC). Despite the grouping of fluke management regions by the ASMFC in other parts of the Northeast (see: NJ Anglers to see Fluke Reduction in 2014), Massachusetts was “able to … Read More »

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  • March 13, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    It’s hard to pick which is more of a winner the weekend, weather or the fishing; fortunately we don’t have to choose! As predicted, pike are feeding aggressively and remain a best bet especially among the river systems such as the Sudbury, Connecticut, Merrimack and Concord. Read More »

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  • March 11, 2014

    by Massachusetts 2014 Commercial Striped Bass Regulations Announced


    Massachusetts' 2014 commercial striped bass season regulations were announced yesterday, revealing sweeping changes from the 2013 commercial striper season. Stricter regulations are also accompanied by a brand new striped bass tagging program for primary buyers, ensuring that all commercially caught stripers are accounted for until after their sale at retail seafood businesses and restaurants. Read More »

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  • March 06, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    With 40 degrees plus predicted in the immediate future, look for pike to feed with a vengeance among setbacks of the Charles River, Sudbury, Concord and Connecticut Rivers. Read More »

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  • February 27, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    The combination of the recent thaw followed by a freeze has made for picture-perfect ice-fishing conditions. And the “pictures” should hardly end there as those who wait all season to fish for pike through the ice are setting up shallow in hopes of the biggest bad boys of the winter. Smallmouth bass and crappie are … Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Snowy Owls a Welcome Winter Sight


    It will still be several months before we see a return of any fish along the beaches, but that does not mean the beaches are void of life. Bundle in layers, grab a Thermos of coffee and hit the shore in search of our winter’s wildlife before it is gone. Read More »

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  • February 20, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    If the slush under your boots has you waffling about hardwater, then remind yourself that the same taxing conditions will put much of the crowd on the couch. Read More »

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  • February 13, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    Make the shoveling worth it by setting up some traps for toothies from Lake Quinsigamond, the A-1 Site, Quaboag Pond as well as the oxbows of the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers. Peruse the Masswildlife website to see where the salmon were stocked; it is now or never for these discontinued fish. Read More »

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  • February 06, 2014

    by Ron Powers


    Pike has got to be a best bet with even some of the quieter water bodies giving up toothies. Places to consider are A-1, Chauncy, the Charles, Fairhaven Bay, the Concord River as well as the multitude of spots to try out west. Read More »

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  • January 30, 2014

    by Upcoming Ice Fishing Tournaments in MA, NH, VT, ME


    MASSACHUSETTS Click here for complete list Feb 1 Brookfields Lions Club 25th ice Derby – Quaboag Lake Feb 1 6th Annual Nipmuc Ice Derby – Lake Nipmuc Feb 8 Bristol County Ice Masters 12th Annual Ice Fishing Derby – Long Pond Feb 8 A1 Bassmasters – Lake Chauncey Feb 9 Mass Anglers Ice Derby – … Read More »

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