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bassinbrooksy posted 1 new photo.
Posted 15 minutes ago

themasterg reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Awesome dude!
5 stars
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bassinbrooksy posted 2 new photos.
Posted 25 minutes ago

stratos1966 posted to the message board Agawam car topper date change ( Again) it's now Aug 17th..
Sorry I have to do this but I now cannot make the Aug 3rd date. I called the access board and the 17th of Aug is open. So we will now be fishing on Aug 17th please make a note...
Posted 40 minutes ago

tomp posted 7 new photos.
Posted 3 hours ago

fishngolf commented on the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Larry BadNess!…Sorry Bro...I didn't even know how to/realize that you can rate with this star system…know I do…woulda given 10 stars if I could! I...
Posted 3 hours ago

stratos1966 posted to the message board Knopps Pond Car topper sign up. 7/27/14.
Where are all the North shore guys and the guys asking for new bodies of water? This is a 2fer....
Posted 3 hours ago

meat7gtk reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
5 stars
Posted 5 hours ago

indk617 reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Nice fish!!
5 stars
Posted 5 hours ago

badlarry commented on the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Damn Lynchy just 3 stars? What do I have to do for five?:-) ...
Posted 5 hours ago

fishngolf reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Awesome BadLarry…you deserve that love from Miss Chu…beautiful fish and great story. Lynchy
3 stars
Posted 6 hours ago

bassturds posted to the message board How's the fishing been for everyone this year?.
horrible! last year i killed it! tons of big bass last year this year i have one over 5. 5.14 caught at a new pond last week 4.10 caught in march 4.15 ice fishing on...
Posted 6 hours ago

bassturds posted to the message board lake winnipesaukee moultonborough bay.
bump...
Posted 6 hours ago

rivethead posted to the message board KAYAK TOURNAMENT SIGNUP-JULY 26-QUABOAG POND-BROOKFIELD.
...And at some point, Dr. Shake N Bake should be joining us as well....
Posted 6 hours ago

mrichard posted to the message board Lake Wini this weekend.
There is some good fishing in your area..mostly smallmouths that I know of but Im sure there will be some green fish in those coves and "gut"...
Posted 9 hours ago

teamhookset posted 2 new photos.
Posted 15 hours ago

orkfest posted to the message board Kayak Or Crawdad?.
I paddle the 1st rotomold kayak ever made..works great and gets me to fish. In my case the price was right, free. If you have a 2 Foot wide spot you can launch these beasts....
Posted 15 hours ago

jjbagoose reviewed the trip broke out of the big fish slump.
Well done!
5 stars
Posted 16 hours ago

jjbagoose reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Beautiful Fish! Congrats
5 stars
Posted 16 hours ago

chuckh reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Beast!
5 stars
Posted 17 hours ago

trashmanssd posted to the message board The Nip Sign up 7 til 2 11 boat max.$50 a boat.
Nice all filled up. i was there last Sunday back pond is all choked up weeds to the surface every where and when you get in deep its all matted. water is a little low but not ...
Posted 18 hours ago

badlarry commented on the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Thanks for all the congrats! It was a blast tryin to muscle her in. What a fight to pull him up from 50ft of water. Baitshop said it might have made 1...
Posted 19 hours ago

enogueira posted to the message board "No Fishing" signs.
Environmental police should know?! Maybe you can try to research it online about any by laws...
Posted 19 hours ago

shawneramone reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
crazy
5 stars
Posted 19 hours ago

jamesd reviewed the trip Jaden's first frog fish. .
Nice write up Vinny. Jayden loves it. We had a blast!
5 stars
Posted 19 hours ago

grayrider16 posted to the message board Quabbin Reservoir Saturday - Anyone Been Out There Lately?.
Thanks guys! I can usually find them in summer but never hurts to ask. I LOVE drifting the mouth of Leveau Island to Stevens Island, always a few big boys riding that trough r...
Posted 20 hours ago

angler21 reviewed the trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
What a MONSTER! Congrats on an awesome catch.
5 stars
Posted 20 hours ago

tomp posted 3 new photos.
Posted 20 hours ago

tomp posted a new trip Badlarry's Beast Laker at the Chu.
Doing my usual early AM pounding of the shoreline at Wachusett. Near the end of my trip, I bump into a guy who says Hi Tom. I didn't recognize the...

Posted 20 hours ago

tommyboy posted to the message board Frogs and BassPro Binder.
$30.00 will not seperate Tom 508-361-7540 http://www.mafishfinder.com/users/t/tommyboy/photos/1406148443_yGmQZr0Jx.jpg...
Posted 22 hours ago

tommyboy posted to the message board Rapala 50lb Digital Scale.
$10.00 Tom 508-361-7540 http://www.mafishfinder.com/users/t/tommyboy/photos/1406147780_axT7mZr0n.jpg...
Posted 22 hours ago

tommyboy posted 2 new photos.
Posted 22 hours ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Pre Dentist Trip to Little Sandy.
I live on this pond, I have dock that L shape on the water. This pond is definitely loaded with fish. Senko is not working well in this pond for some ...
Posted 22 hours ago

fishingwithkids posted 1 new photo.
Posted 23 hours ago

walleyefanatic posted to the message board Yak Storage.
They stand on their tails in stores for months waiting to be sold..... That's a great point, considering Ascend is BassPro brand they p...
Posted 23 hours ago

tomp posted to the message board Anyone up for the chu?.
Yup, I saw the whole thing including scale reading. Stay tuned for pics....
Posted 23 hours ago

tomp posted to the message board Wachusett Whopper-Royal with cheese!.
Nice to have a front row seat for this!! What a beast!! I can vouch for A+ for effort on the release. I'll post up pictures later today....
Posted 23 hours ago

answer3 posted to the message board fishfinder + GPS.
thanks what is the difference between DSI and sonar? I saw the Elite 4 HDI one, it says in the description: "built-in GPS antenna and support for high-definition mapp...
Posted 1 day ago

thorn168 posted to the message board double blade paddle for canoe.
130 -140 CM length....
Posted 1 day ago

answer3 posted to the message board cabin next to the water recommandation?.
Hi I am looking for a nice lake to go that has cabins on the lake shore where we can keep a canoe in the water directly next to the cabin (like a cabin with a lake access in ...
Posted 1 day ago

bassturds posted 2 new photos.
Posted 1 day ago

bassturds posted a new trip broke out of the big fish slump.
i had a slump going for the entire season! not catching a 5+lbser yet this year! last year i killed and this year im sucking! first to worst! like the...

Posted 1 day ago

ashmere posted to the message board HELP! Big Booyah is killing me.
try an old trick I read In bassmaster years ago. When retrieving your frog try not to watch the lure. Instead keep your eyes on where your next cast will be then when that ex...
Posted 1 day ago

don51 posted to the message board Metal leader for pickerels?.
Don't bother with the flouro leader if you are cranking. You are just adding another knot that you don't need. The Trilene XL is fine just as it is.Tie direct to the crankbait...
Posted 1 day ago

jacko commented on the location Charles River.
Cappy617, I live in Waltham and I have fished both the lower basin in Watertown and the upper river in Waltham. I find the early morning and the eveni...
Posted 1 day ago

enogueira commented on the trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
Maybe it was the recent water chestnuts removal that messed up the fishing. Hate those weeds....
Posted 1 day ago

jacko commented on the trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
I have heard that there are really nice bass in the lily pads on that lower section of the Mystic River...
Posted 1 day ago

enogueira commented on the trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
gas motors are allowed, there are many marinas on the mystic river. as for a ramp that suits a big boat, im not sure man. sorry...
Posted 1 day ago

jacko commented on the trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
I have a 17 foot Bass tracker with a 25 hp 2 cycle motor. I can normally put in on dirt ramps. Are gas motors allowed?...
Posted 1 day ago

mikem commented on the trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
Not cool jr

Also jacko not sure what kinda of boat you're talking about but you can drop a canoe/kayak at Hormel stadium or right off rt 16...
Posted 1 day ago

enogueira commented on the trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
http://mysticriver.org/recreation/


each of those sails is a...
Posted 1 day ago

jacko commented on the trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
Where is there best boat ramp to but in to the Mystic River? I have been looking for a ramp in the Medford area but have not been able to find one....
Posted 1 day ago

enogueira posted a new trip 5lber ROUNDING UP ;P.
today i made a huge gamble, you know when you had an awful fishing day the day before and that busts your confidence? (mystic river- Mikem's choic...

Posted 1 day ago

hooligan posted a new trip BigFish Bait Co Swimbaits.
The past week I've been fishing with this new swimbait that my next door neighbor Larry made me custom in his shop. He owns BigFish Bait Company, ...

Posted 2 days ago

don51 commented on the trip Pre Dentist Trip to Little Sandy.
Place is loaded with bass, just no size to them. Been fishing there for a few years and have only got 1 pushing 3lb. Most are between 1-2 lb. Good if ...
Posted 2 days ago

indk617 posted a new trip Pre Dentist Trip to Little Sandy.
So I squeezed in one last quick fishing trip yesterday before I got my wisdom teeth taken out today and will be bedridden for a bit. Got there at abou...

Posted 2 days ago

kreed commented on the location Silver Lake.
No public access unless u live on the lake anyway ...
Posted 2 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

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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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