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kenwood posted to the message board 8/24th Cochituate sign up $50 a boat 7 til 2 20 boat max..
OK looked at lake map it is deep in all 3 basins. Just dosnt fish like a deep pond to me there is tons off shallow cover to target so I AM WRON...
Posted 19 minutes ago

fatkid1980 reviewed the trip New PB Smallie- Drop Shottin at the Chu.
5 stars
Posted 34 minutes ago

thelucky posted to the message board Oldham Pond Car Topper sign up 8/24/14.
Ahh, the pre derby spot burn. Seems to be popular lately. http://bassblaster.bassgold.com/champlain-spots-burned-dynamite-hookset-summer-docks-tip...
Posted 58 minutes ago

badlarry commented on the trip New PB Smallie- Drop Shottin at the Chu.
Getting to be smallie time again. We need to get together n get u one turds!...
Posted 2 hours ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip 8/14/14 - Lake Boone.
Any day out anywhere is a good day!
5 stars
Posted 3 hours ago

shawneramone reviewed the trip 8/14/14 - Lake Boone.
Boone bass still bite?
5 stars
Posted 3 hours ago

meat7gtk posted 1 new photo.
Posted 4 hours ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 8/14/14 - Lake Boone.
One of the rare times I get out of work early during year. Met up with Chuck for some afternoon bassin'. Headed out of Boone to make easy on us. O...

Posted 4 hours ago

don51 posted to the message board NEF.
Back up and running Exclamation...
Posted 4 hours ago

pikesrcollio posted a new trip a beaver pond.
theres this pond on the side of the road i pass everyday that i didn't think any thing lived in it cause the hole pond but some open spots, were c...
Posted 6 hours ago

fishermanmike posted to the message board 14' fiberglass, 40hp Yammaha,.
comes with trailer and installed new Garmin fishfinder/GPS worth around $500. Now $1850 or BO.http://www.mafishfinder.com/u...
Posted 8 hours ago

bassturds commented on the trip New PB Smallie- Drop Shottin at the Chu.
i havent hooked into a smallie at the chu yet!!

i love robo worms! they kickass for dropshotin!...
Posted 9 hours ago

bassturds posted to the message board Fall migration?!.
yea been a bad season for me this year! last week caught 3 back to back to back 40s with other smaller fish in the mix...
Posted 9 hours ago

don51 posted to the message board Creme Same Thing stick baits.
They all will catch fish! Bet they are more durable....
Posted 14 hours ago

kenwood reviewed the trip 8/9/14 - 8/10/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation State Team Fish-Offs.
5 stars
Posted 20 hours ago

briancircleg posted to the message board Any north shore blues?.
Not from shore...I've only heard of 1 being caught near Plum Island/Merrimack. Some people say it is because of the colder water this year.......
Posted 21 hours ago

briancircleg posted to the message board Sandy Point State Reservation.
Yep...like a lot of the places, it is hit or miss. One weekend it was awesome and then the next weekend I got skunked....
Posted 21 hours ago

briancircleg commented on the trip Salisbury beach.
I have to agree that lures may not get you a huge keeper, but I've been having some fun with schoolies. Lately, I've had some schoolie luck w...
Posted 21 hours ago

g.horne posted to the message board Autism tournament this Sunday.
Wish I had seen this before I paid could have used a "sponsor" haha Seriously though great day and great run T. It was a lot of work put in by Eli Delaney and Mark B...
Posted 22 hours ago

swill17 posted to the message board Dog Days of Summer...not so much this year.
try the skeet reese combo man. i bought it last year and have caught many fish on it, it is soo versatile. from last yea...
Posted 22 hours ago

dragz posted to the message board Lews baitcaster.
Contact the people at Tackletrap.com They have a nice selection of Lews reels and they will give you 10 - 15% off of your order for being a member of MAFF. I bought my Superdu...
Posted 22 hours ago

jfish posted 1 new photo.
Posted 23 hours ago

guzkr0111 commented on the trip Salisbury beach.
NO!! lures just fresh mac!!!!
the key is to catch it live!!!
if not fresh mac ONLY!!! these
fish are picky as f***!!...
Posted 23 hours ago

fishermanmike posted to the message board Swift River Flies.
Hi, I just joined, and couldn't help but notice this thread. The Swift River is probably the best fly fishing for trophy rainbows in Massachusett...
Posted 23 hours ago

grabbass commented on the trip Salisbury beach.
What types of lures have you been having success with from the beach? I've been trolling live Mack's everywhere and having zero luck...
Posted 1 day ago

samatisbaits posted to the message board Old soft plastics.
Got old soft plastics? http://samatisbaits.com/Recycling_Program.php...
Posted 1 day ago

samatisbaits posted to the message board Motorguide 65lb 36v.
Sold...
Posted 1 day ago

badlarry commented on the trip New PB Smallie- Drop Shottin at the Chu.
Way to go tom nice catch! I have been real busy myself and haven't been back either. I need to join the 4lb smallie club!...
Posted 1 day ago

jamesd reviewed the trip 8/9/14 - 8/10/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation State Team Fish-Offs.
Nice write up!
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

timmo reviewed the trip 8/9/14 - 8/10/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation State Team Fish-Offs.
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

meat7gtk posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 8/9/14 - 8/10/14 - MA B.A.S.S. Nation State Team Fish-Offs.
Day 1 (6:30am-3pm) - Paired with Larry and his 20' Procraft. Nice Rig, and fun guy to fish with. We start on a spot that he has confidence in, mos...

Posted 1 day ago

meat7gtk posted 5 new photos.
Posted 1 day ago

live4fish commented on the trip Lake Bomoseen VT - The hunt for smallies and pike.
Way to go dude! That is AWESOME.

I'm hunting for one myself....
Posted 1 day ago

themasterg reviewed the trip New PB Smallie- Drop Shottin at the Chu.
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

tomp reviewed the trip Lake Bomoseen VT - The hunt for smallies and pike.
Nice trip, Gary!
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip Lake Bomoseen VT - The hunt for smallies and pike.
Nice write-up!
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

timmo reviewed the trip Lake Bomoseen VT - The hunt for smallies and pike.
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

don51 commented on the trip Lake Bomoseen VT - The hunt for smallies and pike.
Nice trip! Would have been nice if the boat rental shop told you about the boaters license. At least you didn't get fined!...
Posted 1 day ago

fishermanmike posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

trashmanssd posted to the message board Southcoast Bass Open @ Sampson on 8/17/2014.
Ken, Larry has Wequaquet listed as 9/28/14 but all so listed a Saturday so I will check because Saturday is 9/27. and He has Watuppa on 10/26/14 which is a Sunday. I will ...
Posted 1 day ago

enogueira posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

tomp commented on the trip New PB Smallie- Drop Shottin at the Chu.
4.5" Roboworm-Aaron's Magic...
Posted 1 day ago

tomp posted 2 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

tomp posted a new trip New PB Smallie- Drop Shottin at the Chu.
Haven't been to the Res since I bumped into Badlarry and his giant Laker. Cool nights and reports of smallies gave me the itch to get back there. ...

Posted 2 days ago

jpbass posted to the message board Agawam river results.
Nice bag Stratos you both always fish hard and fish well looking forward to next Sunday!...
Posted 2 days ago

themasterg posted 4 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

bass--man posted to the message board Upload photos.
I think it's always grey'd out, just try putting your cursor in that field and hit browse.....
Posted 2 days ago

kenwood posted to the message board KAYAK TOURNAMENT SIGNUP-AUGUST 23 LAKE CHAUNCY.
Ken, launch is not at the beach. See here for ramp and parking location: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dfg/dfw/habitat/maps-ponds/dfwchau.pdf[/quote...
Posted 2 days ago

biggz53 posted to the message board Crawdad Package.
hey evan will you PM me your #? my cartopper partner is interested. he is a member on here but the site is blocked at work....
Posted 2 days ago

jctr posted to the message board Long Pond Results.
Idk what happened there. Thanks Ken. Congrats to the winners, tough day for sure. Good bag for there!...
Posted 2 days ago

samatisbaits posted 1 new photo.
Posted 2 days ago

bass--man posted 3 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

bassmaster commented on the trip South Meadow Pond - 8-16-2014.
Pond gets a lot of pressure I have been fishing it for 12 years just about everyday at lunch time good place to take an hour lunch . On avg 1.5 to 2 l...
Posted 3 days ago

fdw9652 commented on the trip West Waushacum Pond - 8-17-2014.
Umm??..... USA...
Posted 3 days ago

don51 commented on the trip West Waushacum Pond - 8-17-2014.
What country?...
Posted 3 days ago

fdw9652 posted a new trip West Waushacum Pond - 8-17-2014.
0610 - Paddled the kayak straight back to the other side of the submerged island in the northeast end of the pond hoping to run into the bait fish pod...

Posted 3 days ago

fdw9652 posted a new trip South Meadow Pond - 8-16-2014.
Hit the pond at 0545 with the sun just starting to light things up. I have been eyeballing this pond all week anticipating a good outing and hoping th...

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. 8/3 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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