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smokecity posted to the message board Maff 2014 shirts.
Received payment from Pdubya Hooligan Fish4bass Thanks boys Still waiting Meatballs Denny Johnny bags And more on page 1 1 more week and IM gonna prin...
Posted 27 minutes ago

lunkerhunter2366 posted to the message board Some spring big 'uns.
BTW i wasn't throwing a s-waver. It was a cheap swimbait i got off fishhound. Was only 5".... As for today i was throwing a 8" line thru soft swimbait....
Posted 1 hour ago

lunkerhunter2366 posted 4 new photos.
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angryjohn posted to the message board 'Heavier' duty setups.
you can also check out matt allen on tactical bassen. He is all about swimbaits and does the dobyns and shimano setups. Another great place to get good info is swimbait na...
Posted 1 hour ago

troutfreak posted to the message board Trout on the Cape.
Don't think I can get my boat in .....
Posted 1 hour ago

swill17 posted to the message board Horn Pond Sunday.
Nothing wrong with your finder. Horn has some deep water. I do good there with jigs. I crank everywhere I go. The deepest bass I caught th...
Posted 3 hours ago

badlarry posted to the message board PowerBait dough vs Power Eggs vs Gulp Alive Eggs for trout.
You should do well as long as the trout are there they will bite garic yellow or chartreuse. Sometimes body of water will determine which color to use. Like I said if u r look...
Posted 3 hours ago

rivethead posted to the message board Kayak Deformation.
Have a Cobra Fish-N-Dive that I left strapped to Yakima J-feet on top of my Civic on a hot day a few years ago. Completely forgot about it, and it warped on the bottom where t...
Posted 3 hours ago

enogueira posted to the message board Brookline Reservoir.
I fish this spot often, anyone know if it has or will be stocked this spring? check the state's fish and game website...
Posted 7 hours ago

sbs401 posted to the message board Bass overpopulation?.
Looking at the map I just see Bungay river. Looks like one part is wide like a pond. Its near Greenwood lake Sorry map...
Posted 9 hours ago

gethookd posted 1 new photo.
Posted 13 hours ago

meat7gtk reviewed the trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
5 stars
Posted 14 hours ago

stratos1966 posted to the message board North Pond Cartopper.
Bump...
Posted 15 hours ago

bassmaster7 reviewed the trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
5 stars
Posted 15 hours ago

hooklineandsinker commented on the trip Spy Pond Trip #1 of 2014.
Hahaha I think we all do...
Posted 16 hours ago

shawneramone commented on the location Horn Pond.
It's one of those places where the bass aren't everywhere. Like the previous guy said. You gotta know where to look.

Posted 17 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
5 stars
Posted 22 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip Windy wachusett.
5 stars
Posted 22 hours ago

fisherboy557 commented on the location Horn Pond.
Its not that its a bad pond to fish...I'm from around there and if u know the right spots it makes difference

Posted 1 day ago

fisherboy557 posted 1 new photo.
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jamesd posted to the message board first trip.
Nice job! I just finished the break in period with my motor also. I may try cochituate Monday or Wednesday next week I have both days off....
Posted 1 day ago

lunkerhunter2366 posted 3 new photos.
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dr posted to the message board Mad fish..
I heard that his dad was a big wig and got him "started" in tv. Not sure how true that is. I think hes a goof but I'll give him credit for a long run on tv. he...
Posted 1 day ago

toastedoats commented on the trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
This is on River street in hudson, at the corner of Green St, just off the center...
Posted 1 day ago

jamesd reviewed the trip Windy wachusett.
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip Windy wachusett.
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

samf reviewed the trip Windy wachusett.
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

hooligan reviewed the trip Windy wachusett.
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Spy Pond Trip #1 of 2014.
I like it better when the big bass like to hang around in my livewell :-)...
Posted 1 day ago

badlarry commented on the trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
Where exactly is that located? Lookin to try some new spots I live in southboro so hudson not that far....
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
I LOVE seeing these lunchtime quick trips! Nice job!
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

bloomagoo reviewed the trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
Nice lunch break :)
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

toastedoats posted a new trip Quick Lunch Time Rainbow Fishing.
Stopped at Tripps Pond in Hudson on my lunch break today. Hit 3 Rainbows 12-14" within 30 minutes on a Silver / Black Rooster Tail.

Yester...
Posted 1 day ago

kizel13 posted to the message board Skeet reese crank rod.
I have a skeet reese Magnum crankbait rod its an 7'10" foot moderate action rod barely used for a season if your interested make an offer....
Posted 1 day ago

bassturds commented on the trip Windy wachusett.
I LOVE THE CHU!!!!

the only time i see it calm is at sunrise and sunset! during the day its windy!

but i get used to it!
i started...
Posted 1 day ago

hooklineandsinker commented on the trip Spy Pond Trip #1 of 2014.
I find that the big bass like to hang around the drop-offs....
Posted 1 day ago

enogueira posted to the message board Yakers looking to partner up.
Hey guys, so we all know that although it is awesome to fish alone, once in a while its even better to go with a buddy. i looked all over the site and only found a few posts o...
Posted 1 day ago

dr posted 1 new photo.
Posted 2 days ago

hooligan commented on the trip First Bass' of 2k14.
Yes I did! I didn't catch anything off of it, but it's neat to finally be able to get out there. Lot's of goose crap everywhere though, ki...
Posted 2 days ago

badlarry commented on the trip Windy wachusett.
Just started fishing it last few yrs. It is a challenging place under ideal conditions never mind wind and down pours. But the shot at a trophy fish i...
Posted 2 days ago

salmonseller commented on the trip Windy wachusett.
This was probably my 5th time there. It had a some pretty big wind. It was warm though at least lol....
Posted 2 days ago

badlarry commented on the trip Windy wachusett.
The Chu is windy more often than not.We r always shocked when we get there and its calm....
Posted 2 days ago

salmonseller posted 1 new photo.
Posted 2 days ago

salmonseller posted a new trip Windy wachusett.
Took a personal fish day from work. Decided to go to the chu. Very windy and rainy. Fished for about 3 hours got the second laker of my life on a last...
Posted 2 days ago

flymaster1 posted to the message board Good ponds/lakes?!.
Crystal lake has some decent bass. clones, clones,clones but fish Very Happy...
Posted 2 days ago

bassturds commented on the trip opening weekend at the RESI!!!!.
not until may =(...
Posted 2 days ago

gethookd posted 2 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

gethookd posted a new trip 2014 fosters first bass of year .
Fosters Australian for bass!!!

Been hitting horn pond for last 3 days got skunked. Finally changed it up and hit up fostahs for some luck.
...

Posted 2 days ago

rdhammah posted to the message board Kayak Sadness Sort Of.
I may end up selling my kayak: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MVLFO6wd5Qg/TDja_Nf-exI/AAAAAAAAA9E/g2PQrape7Ks/s1600/000_0118.JPG[...
Posted 2 days ago

thetroutfisherman123 commented on the trip opening weekend at the RESI!!!!.
when are you going again? ...
Posted 2 days ago

muffinman posted to the message board Cape solo trip ( Friday).
What a nice day! Last year I spent 90 % of my fishing with jerk baits of all kinds. I wanted to see if I could do as well w/o using plastics. I did! This year I am planning to...
Posted 2 days ago

bassturds commented on the trip opening weekend at the RESI!!!!.
SPLAKE?????? the chu never cease to amaze me.
I LOVE THAT PLACE!!!!! ...
Posted 2 days ago

thetroutfisherman123 posted to the message board anyone going tell me i'm available.
if anyone wants to go to the res. this weekend, or next monday let me know i'm willing to go wherever...
Posted 2 days ago

bloomagoo posted 4 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

don51 commented on the trip Long Pond Lakeville.
Probably herring. Where did you launch your yak? Any smallies in there?...
Posted 2 days ago

don51 commented on the trip First Bass' of 2k14.
Did you go out on the island? They put a bridge up to get to it. Got to get out there in the yak before it weeds up!...
Posted 2 days ago

bloomagoo commented on the trip 4/12/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation Pro-Am Trail @ South Watuppa.
Awesome performance...
Posted 3 days ago

muskiebigfish posted to the message board Monster Lake Trout at W Res.
Congrats Willie. You have always put your time in. I heard about it right away. My man!!!!!...
Posted 3 days ago

chrokee posted to the message board what to use in colder water.
Small (2 hook) jerkbaits and lipless cranks like a Rat-L-Trap have been good to me so far....
Posted 3 days ago

shawneramone commented on the trip Cape Cod wind tunnel.
The water seemed up. I don't know it well enough but I'd guess yes. That's the only part of the pond we didn't fish. There's sh...
Posted 3 days ago

 
  
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2014 Tournament Information
2014 MAFF TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

BIG BOATS TRAIL
  1. 4/27 SAMPSONS POND CARVER
  2. 5/11 BILLINGTON SEA PLYMOUTH
  3. 5/18 SABBATIA LAKE TAUNTON 12 VEHICLES
  4. 6/15 QUABOG POND BROOKFIELD
  5. 6/22 MONPONSETT EAST HALIFAX
  6. 6/29 MASHPEE/WAKEBY MASHPEE ($7.00 PARKING FEE FOR MASS.PLATES $15.00 FOR OUT OF STATE)
  7. 7/13 ATTITASH LAKE 11 VEHICLES
  8. 7/27 NIPPENICKET BRIDGEWATER 11 VEHICLES
  9. 8/10 SO.WATUPPA FALL RIVER
  10. 8/17 LONG POND FREETOWN
  11. 8/24 COCHITUATE WAYLAND
  12. 9/7 MANCHAUG SUTTON
  13. 9/21 CHARLES RIVER WALTHAM (PENDING)

CARTOPPER TRAIL
  1. 4/13 MIDDLE/MYSTIC, BARNSTABLE 10 boats
  2. 4/27 NORTH POND, HOPKINGTON 10 boats
  3. 5/4 BIG SANDY POND, PLYMOUTH 10 boats
  4. 6/1 DARK BROOK RES, AUBURN 12 boats
  5. 6/15 NIPENICKET, BRIDGEWATER 16 boats
  6. 6/29 UPPER MYSTIC, MEDFORD 10 boats
  7. 7/13 NORTON RESERVOIR, NORTON 10 boats
  8. 7/27 KNOPPS POND, GROTON 10 boats
  9. 8/10 AGAWAM RIVER, AGAWAM 10 boats
  10. 8/24 OLDHAM POND, PEMBROKE 12 boats
  11. 9/7 BILLINGTON , PLYMOUTH 15 boats

THE DETAILS

The 2014 season is here!! Welcome aboard to the new members who have joined the site during the off season, and welcome back to all the existing members who have helped make the years gone by a major success!

This year will be no different than the past years, listed below are all the details you will need to know to take part in the ever growing world of MA Fish Finder tournament trail.

Entrance Fee: $50 per boat whether you fish solo or with a partner, the $50 includes the lunker fee.

Requirements: You must have a fully functional live well, whether it is a factory installed set up in your boat or an improvised set up made from a cooler. It must be aerated and large enough to keep 5 bass alive until they are weighed and released. A good formula to use for determining cooler size is 1 gallon of water per pound of fish. Keeping frozen ice bottles on board (to add to your live well water) is suggested for ensuring the live release of fish on the hottest of days. We also ask that you purchase a Golden Rule or some other measuring device to ensure your fish are all over 12 inches We also ask that you have a weigh in bag to transport your fish to the scale to speed the process and ensure live release of your catch.
All vessels MUST HAVE a PFD(life preserver) for each member of the team.

Sign Up: The sign up for each event will be posted the Sunday before the event at approximately 7pm It is your responsibility to sign up for any and all events you wish to fish, entry to events is on a first come first serve basis, each tournament will also have an "alternates" list you can add your name to in the event of cancelations. A post on the upcoming tournament thread with the words "YOUR TEAM NAME" "IS IN" is all that is required to participate.

Arrival: We ask that all participants arrive at least 1 hour in advance (6am) of the designated launch time (7am) to ensure the tournament director can collect your entry fee, inspect your live well and get your team registered and on the water on time for the launch. We also ask that all participants have the upmost respect and keep the noise down when arriving. Some of our events have houses/neighborhoods in close proximity to the parking/launch areas.

Start/End Time: All MAFF events will begin (launch) at precisely 7am and will conclude (weigh in) at 2pm unless otherwise noted on the tournament thread post.

Format: The use of live bait is strictly prohibited in ANY and ALL MAFF events, artificial baits only! All events will consist of a 5 fish limit, all fish must be 12 inches or larger in order to be weighed in (short/dead fish will be penalized see penalty section below). Boats will all start together from a designated area for the car toppers. The big boats will draw numbers for starting order.

Weigh In: Before the start of each event the Tournament Director for that day will call for a time check and then will announce the weigh in time along with the location at which the weigh in will take place. All weigh ins will take place on shore. It is your responsibility to keep track of time as well as to be on time at the right location to weigh in your bag. Each team should weigh in their biggest fish even if it is not in contention for the lunker prize. In the event of a tie for any place, the tie breaker will be determined by the team with the biggest fish.

Penalties: The following is a list of penalties for specific infractions. Penalty enforcement is at the digression of the Tournament Director.
  • "On time for the weigh in" is defined as being under trolling motor power in the immediate vicinity of the weigh in area. If you are still under trolling motor power in route to the ramp at the designated time of weigh in you are late.
  • A boat arriving late to the weigh in will have 1 lb deducted from their total weight for every minute late, a team arriving 5 minutes or more late (without a valid reason and proper notification to the tournament director) will have their weight disqualified.
  • Please be sure all fish meet the minimum 12" length requirements (measure twice, weigh once).
  • A team weighing in a dead fish will be penalized a ½ lb (.5lbs/8oz) per dead fish.
  • A team attempting to weigh in a short fish will have that fish removed from the bag and be assessed an additional 1 lb penalty. A dead fish CANNOT win the Lunker Prize.

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