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sardinehunter posted to the message board Trolling Deep Water Trout.
I did alot of trolling in Maine this summer for salmon and trout. My best results were troll one high with a keil weight and small spoon for salmon. Other line I used the lead...
Posted 14 minutes ago

bassturds posted to the message board Landlocked Salmon Run - Help!.
its a 1.30 min from my house! that place is awesome! if no salmon bring your light saltwater tackle and fish spoons on bottom for lakers! the river gets POUNDED!!!! if you...
Posted 2 hours ago

bassturds posted to the message board Bass in the Freezing Cold.
also in cold water. try and find springs. the water will be warmer then the cold water around it, fish will stack up. i was smoking bass in a deeper channel at a damn in febru...
Posted 2 hours ago

tommyboy posted to the message board 2 Deep Cycle batts.
sold...
Posted 2 hours ago

samf posted to the message board The Bigmouths RIG.
i wish i was ready to get a bigger boat. dammit....
Posted 15 hours ago

bigbassfrommass posted 6 new photos.
Posted 16 hours ago

tommyboy posted 3 new photos.
Posted 1 day ago

hagstah posted to the message board Rod guide Replacement.
the guy at Natick Outdoor Store told me they have a guy they send rod repairs to....
Posted 1 day ago

bigbassfrommass posted to the message board Trout fishing Long Sought for Pond, Baddacook Pond.
Alright thanks for the advice!...
Posted 1 day ago

teamtrout posted to the message board Walden Pond.
Yeah, I've heard of doing that for bass caught deep, but I've never heard of it being done to trout. But hey, whatever works....
Posted 1 day ago

timcauliffe posted to the message board Ft. Meadow Reservoir.
The launch is right at the beginning of the causeway. Marlboro and Hudson residents only. Only difficulty is with the gate being open. It's usual...
Posted 1 day ago

samf posted to the message board casella/orso win CBH at wequaquet.
slime dart homing missile?...
Posted 2 days ago

trashmanssd posted to the message board SouthCoast Bass Anglers Open Tourney at Watuppa on 10/26/14.
not for me it wasnt. I should stayed home would caught same amount fish....
Posted 2 days ago

bigbassfrommass posted to the message board Kayak Rigging For Trout.
Thanks, i really appreciate it!...
Posted 2 days ago

bigbassfrommass posted 4 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

timmo reviewed the trip 10/18/14 - Avid Anglers @ East Brimfield Reservoir.
5 stars
Posted 3 days ago

timmo reviewed the trip Daughter time fishing from my boat!.
5 stars
Posted 3 days ago

timmo reviewed the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
5 stars
Posted 3 days ago

timmo reviewed the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
5 stars
Posted 3 days ago

jfish posted 2 new photos.
Posted 3 days ago

wojo posted to the message board next CBH at sampsons....11/2.
we will be at sampsons on 11/2....7am to 3pm....Saturday night is daylight savings time!...remember to set ur clock right!....no prefishing one day before any cbh event....pos...
Posted 3 days ago

bassaddict posted 1 new photo.
Posted 4 days ago

weehooker posted to the message board If anyone needs a fly fishing starter kit....
I'll second that these are pretty good starter kits. I got one for my nephew and it works fine. Also, there are some combos in the $100 range on ...
Posted 4 days ago

lunker77 posted 3 new photos.
Posted 4 days ago

teamtrout posted to the message board Flys.
PM sent....
Posted 4 days ago

purpleturkey posted 1 new photo.
Posted 4 days ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
live4fish - haha, yeah, thought you want to see it... Maybe next year, we can take the trip.... ...
Posted 5 days ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
thorn168 - no worries, they are already healed completely. but yes, I know that they can be life threatening. I havent got anything that far yet. ...
Posted 5 days ago

wojo posted to the message board CBH Cold Water Series opens at Wequaquet.
I am still picking up boats today at noon on Friday so try to get there early so we can launch on time...
Posted 6 days ago

lunkerhunter2366 posted to the message board Bass fishing movie. A must watch.
I'll bump this up for anyone else who didn't see it....
Posted 6 days ago

rdhammah posted to the message board Early Fall, 2014.
Nice video...
Posted 6 days ago

davidc posted to the message board Not for the weak fisherman.
Very Happy...
Posted 6 days ago

creaturefiend commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
i want in if theres another one...
Posted 6 days ago

flymaster1 posted to the message board Waltham bass.
You are talking about the old watch factory lots of spots there for bass and crappie. No walking distance for clean eating fish....
Posted 6 days ago

khaskins commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Good times guys.We should do a 2 day trip somewhere.Maybe on a 3 day weekend.Food for thought.Lake Shirley maybe?...
Posted 6 days ago

shawneramone commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Can we have a tourney somewhere else and a cookout at Ronnie's the same day? I wouldn't mind catching a fish one of these times...
Posted 6 days ago

chuckh reviewed the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
We'll do it again a few more times next year.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

teamtrout reviewed the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Fishing was tough, but great to see all those familiar faces again, as well as a few new ones! BBQ afterwards was the best yet, seriously! Soooooo much food and great quality! Thanks to everyone for making it a great time!
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Kman gave the Doritos to our host Ronnie. Get your facts right Sam, just like your losing record against us, buwahahahaha!...
Posted 1 week ago

samf reviewed the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
one of the worst days of fishing i've had in awhile. pave that place. great time as always though. i guarded the doritos but kman took them home.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

kman reviewed the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
was a great time as usual. Sam stayed til the very end and guarded the doritos.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

shawneramone reviewed the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Another awesome event. I didn't catch any keepers for the second time in a row at Boone. The food, as always was awesome.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

creaturefiend commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
hahaha shawns and bigmouths team name...
Posted 1 week ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
For what has develop into an annual event, we got a bunch of the old crew together for this day. Most of us as usual had our minds on the BBQ & fe...

Posted 1 week ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 10/18/14 - Avid Anglers @ East Brimfield Reservoir.
Well, it's officail! I have a new favorite body of water to hate! This place stinks on ice! I was hoping 4th time would be the charm...yeah right....
Posted 1 week ago

live4fish commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
Hey Mark, why don't you go post to Pennsylvania fishfinder and stop wasting our time. HAH! Way to go bud....
Posted 1 week ago

thorn168 commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
Wow, Congratulations Mark on catching and landing four Muskies!
Seriously that is a lifetime achievement. Good call on using the Savage Real eels. ...
Posted 1 week ago

fatkid1980 posted a new trip Daughter time fishing from my boat!.
So my 7yr old discovered that she is "addicted to Fiahing" as she puts it. Took her out on the boat for for our first fishing trip out on th...
Posted 1 week ago

smokecity posted a new trip The Carbonaro Effect.
We started the morning in the dark i tried topwater and nothing so went to old faithful and pulled a nice 3.1lber.Shortly after thats when magic happe...

Posted 1 week ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
pocketfisherman -you are right. But I still have fish infection on my hand. They will be heal completely some point this weekend. ...
Posted 1 week ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
And no trip to the hospital, so win-win for you AND the fish all around!...
Posted 1 week ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
Dang it.. my body is still fully pumped after catch muskie. ...
Posted 1 week ago

bucketmouthdavid commented on the trip Afternoon on Neponset Reservoir.
If u search up charles river charters on Google than there is a guide and he takes me fishing there and I had a 5+ lber there....
Posted 1 week ago

hagabass commented on the trip Afternoon on Neponset Reservoir.
Can be a very busy spot. I like to try new things there bc if it dont work there it probably dont work. 3lb bass in that place is huge!...
Posted 1 week ago

bucketmouthdavid posted a new trip Afternoon on Neponset Reservoir.
A nice windy afternoon. I started off with a bass and a pickerel, I paddled to the east side by the island and the action heated up I caught 4 bass on...
Posted 1 week ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
Thanks everyone! and Yes, it was awesome trip for sure! Just glad to cross it off on my species list to catch. ...
Posted 1 week 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. 8/3 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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