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

Walden Pond
Walden Pond is an excellent fishing spot for catching bass, bluegill, chain pickerel. Walden Pond offers ample opportunities for family fishing and boating fun.
Cape Cod Bay
A 3,000-foot jetty makes this fishing pier a must-visit for saltwater anglers.
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 in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
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. The striped bass closest freshwater relatives are the white bass, the yellow bass, and the white perch.
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.

Massachusetts Fishing Tips And Information

Fly Fishing

Fly Fishing

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

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Lake & Pond Structures

Lake & Pond Structures

Learn about the structures in lakes and ponds. Learn where to find fish, tips and more.

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Deep-Sea Fishing

Deep-Sea Fishing

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

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