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wojo posted to the message board last CBH event at West Res in Harwich.
i am going to west rez on saturday afternoon to check for ice...there is a skim coat of ice on the small ponds and bogs in carver tonight....if there is ice on west rez and no...
Posted 10 hours ago

tiderid10 posted to the message board Oozzie jigs.
Im actually good friends with the owner and his stuff is awesome. pack it with cotton or something soaked in juice and it does work. I've seen guys catch some big pike thru th...
Posted 17 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip finaly caught a damn bass.
5 stars
Posted 22 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip Walden Pond.
5 stars
Posted 22 hours ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board All I want for X-mas, besides health,happiness,peace for all.
Be careful, I may pull your nice card LOL!...
Posted 1 day ago

thelucky posted to the message board Cuba Bass!!!.
I know Jimmy Houston did a few shows from Cuba lakes way back....
Posted 1 day ago

don51 posted to the message board Some Late Season Action.
This has been a great week so far! Wish I wasn't by myself and in waders because I would of liked to be able to put up some photos! This very well could be the last hurrah of ...
Posted 2 days ago

don51 posted to the message board December Fishing.
Nice!...
Posted 2 days ago

stump posted 4 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

fishingreek posted 1 new photo.
Posted 2 days ago

samf reviewed the trip Walden Pond.
5 stars
Posted 2 days ago

samf reviewed the trip finaly caught a damn bass.
nice job sticking it out
5 stars
Posted 2 days ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip Walden Pond.
Nice to still be fishing this time of year!
5 stars
Posted 2 days ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip finaly caught a damn bass.
Persistence pays off!
5 stars
Posted 2 days ago

meat7gtk reviewed the trip Walden Pond.
5 stars
Posted 2 days ago

meat7gtk reviewed the trip finaly caught a damn bass.
5 stars
Posted 2 days ago

bassturds commented on the trip finaly caught a damn bass.
went out trout fishing a week ago and got skunked to. shiners, blown worms, spoons,jerbaits,cranks and jigs. ...
Posted 3 days ago

bloomagoo reviewed the trip finaly caught a damn bass.
I feel your frustration. It takes a lot of patience to fish during these cold months. Glad to see you broke your streak with a couple decent fish. FWIW, the trout bite has been pretty good this fall and continues.
5 stars
Posted 3 days ago

bloomagoo reviewed the trip Walden Pond.
Nice!
5 stars
Posted 3 days ago

dangermouse commented on the trip Walden Pond.
There was no one else there yesterday. It was awesome! I also went the day before and caught this guys twin. There was one other guy the day before, b...
Posted 3 days ago

don51 commented on the trip finaly caught a damn bass.
It paid off for you! It's real hit or miss this time of year. Fish are also schooled up. If they aren't at the same spot that you are, it can ...
Posted 3 days ago

don51 posted to the message board IT'S COMING!.
One year ago today was my first ice trip of the season. I was standing on 3" on a pond in Hanson, the same one I am now fishing with the waders! No cold weather in sight!...
Posted 3 days ago

teamtrout commented on the trip Walden Pond.
Awesome! Some open water December fishing. Was anything else being caught, if there were others there?...
Posted 3 days ago

dangermouse posted 2 new photos.
Posted 3 days ago

dangermouse posted a new trip Walden Pond.
Went to Walden pond today to test a new Shimano rig before the weather turns bad. Light Clarus Casting Rod and Chronarch 50e. Was testing it with vari...

Posted 3 days ago

bassturds posted a new trip finaly caught a damn bass.
finaly caught a damn bass.
last bass over a pound was in october, horrible fishing for me this year. cant catch a damn thing, bites arent happenin...
Posted 3 days ago

jwall046 posted 5 new photos.
Posted 4 days ago

thelucky posted to the message board Ice fishing in Charles river?.
thelucky - really? shad at charles? wow. are they still there? or no. I might try catch few. even i dont know how to catch one! lol[/quote:c6...
Posted 4 days ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board burrell/sagle win CBH at santuit.
Some decent bags there and it's December! Nice job fellas!...
Posted 4 days ago

bassturds posted to the message board We Rule!!.
yea MA kicks ass. love this site. met some great people here. check out some MA facebook pages for freshwater, saltwater,ice, hunting. bunch of great people on it....
Posted 4 days ago

samf posted to the message board Lure colors under water.
nice videos. here's another solid summary. http://www.uv-tackle.com/UV-Process.php...
Posted 5 days ago

frogman posted to the message board Already hating winter..
you got that right! Evil or Very Mad...
Posted 5 days ago

kman commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
stick this in google maps for locks location 42.394758, -71.075198...
Posted 6 days ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
I could see the location from google map. but couldn't find the lochs?

fish above dam or below the dam? ...
Posted 1 week ago

andoversbest posted to the message board Any luck on the Merrimack this year?.
my son and I fished it once in july from the Lawrence ramp. like you we caught about the same as you did. motor up river and drift down is a gre...
Posted 1 week ago

bassturds commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
ive tried a few times only caught a few in the same spot for 2 days. thats in my backyard during the super warm winter we had. no one ever thought th...
Posted 1 week ago

salmonseller commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
Right at the lochs by the parking lot. It's in Somerville by winter hill yacht club. First time trying for hold overs. I've done well there in...
Posted 1 week ago

bassturds commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
dude thats awesome
...
Posted 1 week ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
Any advice where I can begin fish at this river? I might go at next week when I have free time...
Posted 1 week ago

salmonseller commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
Water was really high, about dead high, not much flow...
Posted 1 week ago

stratos1966 posted to the message board Fishing timber fields for bass?.
Jig and pig. Pitch to every single piece of wood and be ready to set the hook on every cast....
Posted 1 week ago

kman commented on the trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
how fast was the water running down there? I imagine the locks were open. I was at the dam between upper and lower lake, the water was flowing right o...
Posted 1 week ago

salmonseller posted 3 new photos.
Posted 1 week ago

salmonseller posted a new trip Snowy afternoon stripers.
Went to the mystic river to try for some holdovers in the saltwater side. First cast probably a 30 incher followed by a schoolie. Both caught on a swi...

Posted 1 week ago

mcdonams posted to the message board Black Friday Reel Deal (The good and bad).
I did the same thing with the regular Lew's tournament (not MG). Great deal, I'll end up paying $90 for a $150 reel. The reels were actually back-ordered, which could have te...
Posted 1 week ago

bassturds posted to the message board 1oz Lures.
dont look at ice rods. but look at short stout regular rods. i have bait caster the 5 feet or so. its eagle claw cheap but i use it with my bait caster for heaver jiggin ice f...
Posted 1 week ago

samf posted to the message board 2014 Hook-ups (GoPro Video).
nice videos...
Posted 1 week ago

don51 posted to the message board That's A Wrap!.
NO Exclamation Exclamation Laughing Laughing...
Posted 1 week ago

thorn168 posted to the message board Golden Dorado.
This is a fish I would like to catch some day. Golden Dorado...
Posted 1 week ago

bigbassfrommass posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 week ago

thorn168 posted to the message board All the heavy rain has flooded the Charles.
The water below the Watertown dam is higher then I have seen it all year. That dock that they rebuilt might be submerged....
Posted 1 week ago

thorn168 commented on the trip Trout-o-rama.
Be sure to check out your line because you probably had ice forming up in the guides. ...
Posted 1 week ago

stump commented on the trip Cochituate Dec. 1st.
great trip, nice sweater...
Posted 1 week ago

don51 commented on the trip Trout-o-rama.
Cold water/weather is paying off for you!...
Posted 1 week ago

muskiebigfish posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 week ago

bloomagoo posted a new trip Trout-o-rama.
No fish porn attached but I've been having steady luck on the fly at the local stocked pond for the past several weeks. Three rainbows yesterday s...
Posted 1 week ago

teamtrout commented on the location Santuit Pond.
I gave it a few trips this past summer, with the main goal to see if there were muskies in their as part of my mission to catch a musky on the fly. Af...
Posted 2 weeks ago

sallyslayer commented on the location Santuit Pond.
Does anyone know if there are actually Muskie in here? Has anyone recently caught one?...
Posted 2 weeks ago

stratos1966 posted 1 new photo.
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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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