Fishing in Massachusetts

Because of it’s unique geography and location, Massachusetts offers fishing for both warmer and cooler water saltwater species. Get more fishing resources here.

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Top Fishing Spots in Massachusetts

Cape Cod National Seashore
Surf fishing or fishing by boat are very popular among anglers old and young at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Walden Pond State Reservation
Visitors are welcome to swim, hike, fish, use canoes and boats (electric motors only), cross-country ski, and snowshoe.
Quinsigamond State Park
This State Park consists of two sites located on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester: Regatta Point and Lake Park.
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Common Catches in Massachusetts

Largemouth Bass
Largemouth Bass
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish.
Chain Pickerel
Chain Pickerel
All members of the genus Esox look very much alike. The chain pickerel can be recognized by its markings.
Yellow Perch
Yellow Perch
The yellow perch, unlike the so-called white perch, Morone americana, is a true perch, not a bass.
Striped Bass
Striped Bass
To most freshwater anglers, the striped bass is a very important game fish is relatively new.
Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
Tautog
Tautog
The tog is a member of the wrasse family which, with 450 species in 60 known genera, is one of the largest families of fishes.

Types of Fishing in Massachusetts

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Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is fun, relaxing and easy to learn. Learn how to start fly fishing today.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-sea or offshore fishing involves fishing out on the open ocean.

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