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kissmybass26 posted to the message board halfway pond?.
I have fished here in a canoe it was good fishing but can you put a Jon boat in there and use a gas motor? Just curious...
Posted 33 minutes ago

wojo posted to the message board next Cran Bog Hawg event "Nightstalker 480".
Saturday 8/9/14.....Lake Shirley....3pm to 11pm.....$50 a boat......$10 for lunker....5 fish limit.....last years Nightstalker 480 winners at Whitehall where dan boucher and d...
Posted 1 hour ago

dguzzino54 posted 2 new photos.
Posted 3 hours ago

samf reviewed the trip 7/27/14 - Lake Cochituate.
nice job at a brutal place
5 stars
Posted 3 hours ago

samf reviewed the trip Got 'em Hooked.
5 stars
Posted 3 hours ago

bollesy posted to the message board Bowfin?.
I have been told by a very reliable source, a white spinnerbait or a shiner on a slip rig..In a certain spot in the Taunton river, about 2-3 weeks a year.....
Posted 3 hours ago

samf posted to the message board Knopps Pond results.
Mom, Dad; stop fighting! I can't take it anymore! I am running away Good riddance. You were a mistake anyways!...
Posted 3 hours ago

juggernoob posted to the message board KAYAK TOURNAMENT SIGNUP-AUGUST 9- SINGLETARY LAKE-MILLBURY.
I'm in....
Posted 4 hours ago

mrsdano posted to the message board Factory Pond, Hanover.
I have called PA landers twice until I got an answer.. they said you can still fish there just cant use that road they blocked or park on their property.. There are 2 other no...
Posted 4 hours ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip 7/27/14 - Lake Cochituate.
Nice job guys!
5 stars
Posted 4 hours ago

bassinbrooksy posted 1 new photo.
Posted 5 hours ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board The Nip Results 7/27.
Nice lunker Neil!...
Posted 5 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip 7/27/14 - Lake Cochituate.
5 stars
Posted 5 hours ago

jamesd reviewed the trip 7/27/14 - Lake Cochituate.
Good job guys.
5 stars
Posted 6 hours ago

shawneramone reviewed the trip 7/27/14 - Lake Cochituate.
I'll take 20 fish any day.
5 stars
Posted 7 hours ago

meat7gtk posted 1 new photo.
Posted 8 hours ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 7/27/14 - Lake Cochituate.
After botched plans on both sides, Chuck and I decided to give Cochituate another go. Our previous visit at the end of May was rather dismal with a li...

Posted 9 hours ago

fdw9652 posted 1 new photo.
Posted 10 hours ago

jamesd reviewed the trip Got 'em Hooked.
That's awesome!
5 stars
Posted 12 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip Horn Pond.
5 stars
Posted 12 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip Brigham Pond - 7-26-2014.
5 stars
Posted 12 hours ago

meat7gtk reviewed the trip Got 'em Hooked.
5 stars
Posted 12 hours ago

timmo posted 10 new photos.
Posted 12 hours ago

samf posted to the message board Drop shot rig.
don't forget it's not just a vertical presentation like others have said. also, the bait moves way more than you'd think. wacky rigging a floating finesse worm works well to...
Posted 13 hours ago

samf posted to the message board A turtle ate the bass on my hook!!!.
damn dude that's crazy. i won't go near those things. the next one that follow's me around is going to get a paddle across the face. i hate turtle head!!...
Posted 13 hours ago

walleyefanatic posted to the message board Mystic river.
As far as puttin your feet in it, haha, I wouldn't. The Charles is open for swimming and I recently saw otter pups down there, a ton of herons and loons too. Granted I would n...
Posted 16 hours ago

indk617 posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

troutfreak posted to the message board Getting Packed for Quabbin.
The large number of boats could be due to having your boat washed and sealed for use there. If you can only go one place with it unless you spend the $$$ to rewash it then you...
Posted 1 day ago

samatisbaits posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Horn Pond.
I didn't mean bass can't get over 9 lbs in MA, of course they can and I've seen 7, 8' s and 9' s caught. Just not in Horn. We were...
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Horn Pond.
I didn't mean bass can't get over y in MA, of course they can and I e seen 7, 8' s and 9' s caught. Just not in Horn. We were talking ...
Posted 1 day ago

stratos1966 posted to the message board Agawam car topper date change ( Again) it's now Aug 17th..
Bump...
Posted 1 day ago

bassturds posted to the message board lake winnipesaukee moultonborough bay.
Damn!!! How deep did the laker hit in? Tried a jerkbait and football around a big rock hump! 30- 3 feet! Caught a smallie and largemouth on a night crawler...
Posted 1 day ago

khaskins posted 3 new photos.
Posted 1 day ago

tomp posted a new trip KAYAK TOURNAMENT RESULTS-JULY 26-QUABOAG POND.
For the most part, it was a slow day. Winds picked up after 9:00 AM making for challenging Kayak fishing. I managed to find one decent fish that helpe...

Posted 1 day ago

gethookd commented on the trip Horn Pond.
I fish horn pond on my boat once a week. and the biggest fish there i have caught was 4+ pounds (I have pics on my page to prove it). I know where are...
Posted 1 day ago

fisherboy557 commented on the trip Horn Pond.
There are huge carp there i posted a picture of i dont know for sure but i think it was a 20 pound carp caught in a back creek of the pond it was a hu...
Posted 1 day ago

kman commented on the trip Horn Pond.
no offense but still not buying it. Big fish in Horn, sure, but to say 9's are caught and have no proof at all. Seems when bigfoot and 9 pounders ...
Posted 1 day ago

meatballs posted to the message board wtb 3 bank charger.
anyone?...
Posted 2 days ago

enogueira posted to the message board doleful pond stoneham ma.
hahah gotta love these rumors. state record fish in the spot pond? hahahahaha...
Posted 2 days ago

teamhookset commented on the trip Horn Pond.
No worries maybe next April well get together and go. I like to be a believer lol...
Posted 2 days ago

kissmybass26 posted to the message board The Nip Sign up 7 til 2 11 boat max.$50 a boat.
That's great thanks a lot see you in thé a.m...
Posted 2 days ago

thebigcarp commented on the trip Horn Pond.
Yeah, sorry, i wasn't trying to sound like a jerk. I do not have any pics of the 9 (I still lose sleep wishing I had a camera on me lol), as I was...
Posted 2 days ago

teamhookset commented on the trip Horn Pond.
First of all I didn't say I've never seen big bass or caught them. I said there is no big bass over 6 lbs in there. Pictures speak a thousand ...
Posted 2 days ago

thebigcarp posted to the message board Spot Pond in Stoneham.
Lol, I actually have heard the 11 pounder story again from some old guy fishing over by Straw Point. I'm not doubting that there are 10 pounders in there, but lets just say he...
Posted 2 days ago

fdw9652 posted a new trip Brigham Pond - 7-26-2014.
Brigham Pond is one of those ponds you see that make your mouth water. It has all the things a bass fisherman is looking for. Lily pads, underwater po...

Posted 2 days ago

bassmaster posted to the message board "No Fishing" signs.
would you be talking about small pond on mill st in milford?if so i have fished it many times seen the signs on trees last time i was there so guy asked me if i could read LOL...
Posted 2 days ago

thebigcarp commented on the trip Horn Pond.
I can assure you, there are bass up to at least nine pounds in Horn. Although I only recently moved here from NH, I have family in Woburn and have fis...
Posted 2 days ago

stratos1966 posted to the message board Knopps Pond Car topper sign up. 7/27/14.
Full field!!!! See everyone in the morning!!!...
Posted 2 days ago

teamhookset commented on the trip Horn Pond.
There is no 9 lb bass in horn pond. I'm siding with Roger on that one. I've fished there probably 10 times a year for 15+ years and the bigges...
Posted 2 days ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Horn Pond.
I'm wondering if people have working scales, don't know how to accurately judge or have even bigger imaginations? Carp can get huge, bass over...
Posted 2 days ago

kman commented on the trip Horn Pond.
the most carp activity I have seen at horn is around the coves by the water treatment plants. Specifically the left hand cove by the paves walking pat...
Posted 2 days ago

thebigcarp commented on the trip Horn Pond.
And HUGE bass in there!! I've seen em up to 9 pounds outve there!...
Posted 2 days ago

thebigcarp commented on the trip Horn Pond.
I've never caught carp in Horn in the 'lagoon', but I've landed only one in the actual pond. Does anyone have a good spot for carp to ...
Posted 2 days ago

teamhookset posted to the message board Looking for a used bass boat.
Just take your job boat and put decks on it. That way you save money and can build it how ever you want. Check out my 15 ft jon, it most certainly has all the amenities of a l...
Posted 2 days ago

gethookd commented on the trip 7/21/14 - Angry Meat @ Lake Q - Birthday Edition.
damn alright :/ i guess ill keep using that ramp then....
Posted 2 days ago

gethookd commented on the trip Horn Pond.
Yes i fish there all the time. There are big carp @ horn. I usually go for big bass out on the island tho. BIG mommas out there around 4+ pound range....
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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