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willy68 posted to the message board Cold Windy Day Fishing.
Thanks you! Some real nice fish there Willy...
Posted 2 hours ago

timmo reviewed the trip Charles River.
5 stars
Posted 8 hours ago

teamtrout posted to the message board Bass fishing movie. A must watch.
That was great! Thanks for sharing!...
Posted 8 hours ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board team Allen wins CBH at Tispaquin.
Two 6 pounders in November, sweet! Way to tough it out boys!...
Posted 15 hours ago

bassmonkey21 posted to the message board homemade swimbaits.
You really don't need anything fancy to make them. The first one I made I literally used all tools and materials that I got at the dollar store with the exception of my drill...
Posted 15 hours ago

kenwood posted to the message board kayaking Burrage pond.
6.5 is not meager don't sell your self short haha. I honestly feel like fish over 6 pounds are like the lottery, if you are fishing right and...
Posted 16 hours ago

sskimchee posted 4 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

q354fc posted to the message board Ice fishing walleye.
TeamTrout - I haven't fished there in several years now. I used to live in Montague and fished Barton Cove often, both through the ice and in my boat. Walleye can be a very fi...
Posted 2 days ago

meat7gtk reviewed the trip Charles River.
5 stars
Posted 2 days ago

wojo posted to the message board next CBH at Snipituit 11/23.
we will be going to Snipituit on 11/23....8am to 3pm...launching out of the decas cranberry ramp off of neck rd in Rochester.....right after 145 neck rd you will see cranberry...
Posted 2 days ago

teamtrout posted to the message board Anyone ever fish Lake Quannapowitt?.
I know its still early, but how is ice fishing at Quanapowit?...
Posted 2 days ago

davelach posted to the message board Cold Winter Weekend.
thanks guys! its looking like it will warm up a little next week!...
Posted 2 days ago

bassturds posted to the message board Fall migration?!.
your still getting fish??...
Posted 3 days ago

jfish posted 3 new photos.
Posted 3 days ago

wojo posted to the message board next Cran Bog Hawgs at Tispaquin 11/16.
o ye of littel faith...
Posted 3 days ago

creaturefiend posted to the message board humminbird 195c or 561.
anyone have any experience with either of these units...
Posted 4 days ago

big_murph1986 posted to the message board Anyone used Daiwa T3 Ballistic baitcasters?.
I'm a huge fan of my two Tatulas. They're a little larger than comparably priced reels, but they're super smooth and cast really well....
Posted 4 days ago

thesegoto11 posted to the message board My season review for 2014.
Teamtrout, That is great what you are doing for your buddy. He has a good friend. Good job on that effort!...
Posted 5 days ago

teamtrout reviewed the trip Charles River.
5 stars
Posted 5 days ago

deaffisherman posted to the message board How's wachusett looking.
wow. thats awesome. I'll be down after my fishing award ceremony at tomorrow. Hoping for afternoon lakers....
Posted 6 days ago

trashmanssd posted to the message board team horne wins billington again!.
I have caught a smallie off a bed there in tourney once. Hoping they are reproducing there not just the ones I assume were transported in....
Posted 6 days ago

dangermouse posted 1 new photo.
Posted 6 days ago

dangermouse posted a new trip Charles River.
Had an hour to fish and hit the twin coves hoping to catch something before it gets too cold. Caught one lmb on a yum dinger....

Posted 6 days ago

stratos1966 posted to the message board That's A Wrap!.
Don't put your stuff away yet. The reaction bite will be picking up any day now. You need a good cold snap or 2 to get it going. Good news is the long range forcast is for a w...
Posted 6 days ago

johnnybag-a-bass reviewed the trip 11/9/14 - The Dudley Chateau.
You're a Pumpkin seed!
5 stars
Posted 6 days ago

bassmonkey21 posted 1 new photo.
Posted 6 days ago

jessekayboston posted to the message board Killer season, though lots of my usual spots were dry....
I've got a few friends coming off of a good season too. Yrah, I've been following the new regs. I was hiping for 1@32, but 1 @ 28 is a start, for sure. Nobody needs more ...
Posted 1 week ago

angler21 reviewed the trip 11/9/14 - The Dudley Chateau.
Mmmmmmm...Burgers! Those things are the bomb and the fries are delicious as well. Nice job on the pond too guys.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

teamtrout posted to the message board check this out.
Yup, I've seen a few that were about 2 inches thick, and 15+ inches. They get huge after 5+ years in the water....
Posted 1 week ago

jessekayboston posted 11 new photos.
Posted 1 week ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip 11/9/14 - The Dudley Chateau.
Gotta try those burgers someday!
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

timmo reviewed the trip 11/9/14 - The Dudley Chateau.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

frogman posted to the message board DIY Kayak.
Good advice! I keep it as simple as I can. Wish I could say that. Need to get back to the basics. Very Happy...
Posted 1 week ago

teamtrout reviewed the trip Charles river.
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

thelucky reviewed the trip 11/9/14 - The Dudley Chateau.
Is that the little place next to where you launch?
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

fishingreek reviewed the trip 11/9/14 - The Dudley Chateau.
Nice way to end the day!
Burgers & Beer!!
5 stars
Posted 1 week ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 11/9/14 - The Dudley Chateau.
If you haven't tried this place yet, what are you waiting for? It's not fancy, don't go on a date there, just go hungry. Burgers the size ...
Posted 1 week ago

lunker77 posted a new trip Charles river.
Left of boat ramp towards Newton. ...

Posted 1 week ago

smokecity commented on the trip The Carbonaro Effect.
I do have video but after we pulled them out haha it was crazy unreal...
Posted 2 weeks ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
live4fish - haha, yeah, thought you want to see it... Maybe next year, we can take the trip.... ...
Posted 3 weeks ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
thorn168 - no worries, they are already healed completely. but yes, I know that they can be life threatening. I havent got anything that far yet. ...
Posted 3 weeks ago

creaturefiend commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
i want in if theres another one...
Posted 3 weeks ago

khaskins commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Good times guys.We should do a 2 day trip somewhere.Maybe on a 3 day weekend.Food for thought.Lake Shirley maybe?...
Posted 4 weeks ago

shawneramone commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Can we have a tourney somewhere else and a cookout at Ronnie's the same day? I wouldn't mind catching a fish one of these times...
Posted 4 weeks ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
Kman gave the Doritos to our host Ronnie. Get your facts right Sam, just like your losing record against us, buwahahahaha!...
Posted 4 weeks ago

creaturefiend commented on the trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
hahaha shawns and bigmouths team name...
Posted 4 weeks ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 10/19/14 - 2nd Annual Fall Finale Tournament/BBQ @ Boon.
For what has develop into an annual event, we got a bunch of the old crew together for this day. Most of us as usual had our minds on the BBQ & fe...

Posted 4 weeks ago

meat7gtk posted a new trip 10/18/14 - Avid Anglers @ East Brimfield Reservoir.
Well, it's officail! I have a new favorite body of water to hate! This place stinks on ice! I was hoping 4th time would be the charm...yeah right....
Posted 4 weeks ago

live4fish commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
Hey Mark, why don't you go post to Pennsylvania fishfinder and stop wasting our time. HAH! Way to go bud....
Posted 1 month ago

thorn168 commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
Wow, Congratulations Mark on catching and landing four Muskies!
Seriously that is a lifetime achievement. Good call on using the Savage Real eels. ...
Posted 1 month ago

fatkid1980 posted a new trip Daughter time fishing from my boat!.
So my 7yr old discovered that she is "addicted to Fiahing" as she puts it. Took her out on the boat for for our first fishing trip out on th...
Posted 1 month ago

smokecity posted a new trip The Carbonaro Effect.
We started the morning in the dark i tried topwater and nothing so went to old faithful and pulled a nice 3.1lber.Shortly after thats when magic happe...

Posted 1 month ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
pocketfisherman -you are right. But I still have fish infection on my hand. They will be heal completely some point this weekend. ...
Posted 1 month ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
And no trip to the hospital, so win-win for you AND the fish all around!...
Posted 1 month ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Personal Catch of Lifetime - Mission Accomplishment! 50 incher Muskie!.
Dang it.. my body is still fully pumped after catch muskie. ...
Posted 1 month 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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