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jamesd posted to the message board 2015 TOURNEY THOUGHT!.
Kill it in one weekend!...
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jvp1946 posted a new trip Padanaram bridge .
scup...
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samatisbaits posted 3 new photos.
Posted 3 hours ago

fdw9652 posted to the message board Open Water anywhere?.
I hoping it comes soon.... bank account can't handle much more catalog fishing, but Oh, when the ice is gone - I'll be gone slinging the new stuff!!...
Posted 3 hours ago

fdw9652 posted to the message board Check this out!.
Holy Crap!! Fishing Electronics are getting to be like the smartphone industry - what is good today will be garbage tomorrow. Makes you wonder if you want to dump money into a...
Posted 3 hours ago

meat7gtk commented on the trip Boat Weight?.
This is something that would be better off as message board material. ...
Posted 9 hours ago

badlarry posted to the message board Sportfishing Award Pins Thread.
Prob not likely dr. Odds r couple weeks late....
Posted 18 hours ago

samf posted to the message board Location questions.
I do. Ask away by PM. I appreciate how you aren't blowing spots up although I will say that depending on the spot, a lot of them are getting absolutely crushed now....
Posted 21 hours ago

kenwood posted to the message board 2015 KAYAK/CANOE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE AND RULES.
Thanks for being flexible on E.Brimfield, Tom. I'll spread the word out my way and try to provide a good showing. That plac...
Posted 1 day ago

chrisravosa posted a new trip Boat Weight?.
Hello, Im sorry to bother, but I have been looking all winter to try to find the weight of my 1967 Sealiner Samms Lynn, I tried many, many websites an...
Posted 1 day ago

deaffisherman posted to the message board Pin fish.
Yeah, beginning of year pins are taking awhile than late of the year.. I'm suspected that they are swamping with something else like meeting and board of directors meeting. Et...
Posted 1 day ago

knpc posted to the message board Help me choose a kayak. Thank you!.
It's just a minn kota trolling motor that I modified. If you wanted the pre made kit, check out bassyaks website....
Posted 1 day ago

kenwood posted to the message board 2015 MAFF Kayak Tournament Series- Location suggestions.
Kenwood, the pond you are talking about across from robins on 106 was dry last year. Probably not a good sign. Probably not. ...
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board Fish Kill.
The cold weather and snow came in fast and hard. I'm hoping the warm weather does the same. And soon. =) X 2!...
Posted 3 days ago

tacklesmith posted to the message board Shark in Lynn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VT3X50-RqQ0&feature=youtu.be...
Posted 4 days ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip The Nip 2/21. Pin largemouth, and mystery pickerel?.
5 stars
Posted 4 days ago

timmo reviewed the trip Dudley hard water.
5 stars
Posted 4 days ago

timmo reviewed the trip Ice Fishing at Dudley!.
5 stars
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chuckh reviewed the trip Dudley hard water.
5 stars
Posted 4 days ago

chuckh reviewed the trip The Nip 2/21. Pin largemouth, and mystery pickerel?.
5 stars
Posted 4 days ago

chuckh reviewed the trip Lots of Luck on the coldest day of the decade!.
5 stars
Posted 4 days ago

chuckh reviewed the trip Ice Fishing at Dudley!.
5 stars
Posted 4 days ago

catfishkid commented on the trip Ice Fishing at Dudley!.
Sounds like fun! Way to get out in this depressing winter. Checked out the video too, nice job. But I gotta ask - is it legal to start a fire on the i...
Posted 4 days ago

chrisravosa posted 1 new photo.
Posted 4 days ago

chrisravosa posted a new trip Ice Fishing at Dudley!.
Great day fishing with a friend, caught about 7 Pickrel in 3 hours, nothing else, I heard of people pulling out some good sized bass near the center, ...

Posted 4 days ago

chuckh posted to the message board Battle Thread.
FIFY I'm here if they need me. I model my game after Happy Gilmore...
Posted 5 days ago

fdw9652 posted to the message board Polite Scientific Question.
I don't fish tournaments either, but when the season starts I do go almost every weekend. I try to go to a lot of different bodies of water and have quite a few already identi...
Posted 5 days ago

timmo reviewed the trip The Nip 2/21. Pin largemouth, and mystery pickerel?.
5 stars
Posted 5 days ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board Thanks Neil and Dark Side Reelz.
This should be in the "Battle Thread" Smile !...
Posted 5 days ago

dhutch posted 2 new photos.
Posted 5 days ago

esquila reviewed the trip The Nip 2/21. Pin largemouth, and mystery pickerel?.
Nice! Redfin pickerel don't really hang out in MA generally, and it doesn't look like one to me -- but it could easily be a hybrid. A friend of mine (who may be the best in the universe at MA freshwater fish IDs) and I got into a fight over a fish like your mystery fish, and decided it must have been a hybrid. PS: The guy is an author of this book, which is available online for free if you wanted to try keying it out: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/124490#page/5/mode/1up
5 stars
Posted 6 days ago

reeltalk posted to the message board Ice Reports.
Last weekend I fished a small pond just outside of Worcester, 18 - 24 inches of ice. After 9am fish were hitting slow. Caught two Pickeral on shiners, one Yellow Perch on a sh...
Posted 6 days ago

shawneramone posted 1 new photo.
Posted 6 days ago

enogueira posted to the message board Ride 115 with ELITE 4HDI FOR SALE $850.
Hi, in the beginning of the last season i bought the ride 115 in the desert camo color to try out kayak fishing and i feel in love with it so ill be upgrading to a peddle kaya...
Posted 6 days ago

jayfaro posted to the message board Shimano Crucial 7'6" Med/Hvy Flipping Rod ORIGINAL.
i have an original style Shimano Crucial Flipping Rod with the cork handle that i had a rod builder remove the foregrip. Looks and performs awesome. Super light weight but st...
Posted 6 days ago

patriotsandbass posted to the message board Stripers through the ice.
great to hear positive confirmation hagstah, beautiful fish in your profile btw!...
Posted 6 days ago

samf reviewed the trip The Nip 2/21. Pin largemouth, and mystery pickerel?.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

fishermandave41 commented on the location Chauncy Lake.
oppps, it was a pike...
Posted 1 week ago

fishermandave41 commented on the location Chauncy Lake.
I know a guy who said he caught one two weeks ago, he said it wasn't a big one though...
Posted 1 week ago

lifted posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 week ago

dr posted to the message board Looking for trailer.
I had the same boat and I would just put the backs seats down and slide it into the back of the suv. Just tie something red/orange to the side hanging out of the back. I ...
Posted 1 week ago

hookerman posted to the message board Happy hookers bass club has openings for the 2015 season.
Meeting Tuesday night at Bass pro shops 8pm in trophy room come on down if interested in joining for this year....
Posted 1 week ago

chowda66 commented on the location Chauncy Lake.
anyone know if there are pike and tigers still around here?...
Posted 1 week ago

chowda66 posted 5 new photos.
Posted 1 week ago

fishingreek posted 1 new photo.
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fishermandave41 posted 2 new photos.
Posted 1 week ago

fishermandave41 posted a new trip 2/20/15 Ice fishing at night.
We went out to Chauncey last night. Pretty cold, slow bite. My buddy Joe caught two pout....

Posted 1 week ago

teamtrout commented on the trip Lots of Luck on the coldest day of the decade!.
Great job! Ripple sure has been producing this winter... I know of at least 10 bass over 5 pounds that have been pulled from there this season...
Posted 1 week ago

buddy70weathers posted a new trip Forest lake.
First time on the ice. Great day too! 7 perch and 1, 2 lb trout. Not caught by me...
Posted 1 week ago

creaturefiend commented on the trip Lots of Luck on the coldest day of the decade!.
nice!...
Posted 1 week ago

patriotsandbass posted 4 new photos.
Posted 1 week ago

meat7gtk commented on the trip New Kayak! Suggestions for Upgrades/Modifications? .
These type of conversations are better suited for the message board. This section is for fishing reports/trips. Like don51 said, there is a Kayak foru...
Posted 2 weeks ago

fishermandave41 posted a new trip Buffumville Dam .
2/14/15 Ice fishing. Lot of Pickerel....

Posted 2 weeks ago

edbote110 commented on the location Snipatuit Pond.
I've heard of pike in there but I only caught pickerel , yellow perch , white perch , crappie, largemouth bass , an eel, and a catfish.
...
Posted 2 weeks ago

sskimchee commented on the location Snipatuit Pond.
I've caught a lot of large pickerel in this pond. Any body have luck catching some northern pike? ...
Posted 2 weeks ago

edbote110 commented on the location Snipatuit Pond.
Last year I caught crappie weighing 1lb. 9 ounces on a popper here ...
Posted 2 weeks ago

gethookd commented on the trip My PIMPED out Yak! (Somewhat).
Gettin hooked ...
Posted 3 weeks 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.

Lets all have fun and tight lines to all!!

 

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