"Get Hooked on Massachusetts"

  
News Feed
jamesd posted to the message board Do you need.....
so getting tangled in weed and lillies causes more pull on the line? thus causing it to snap? Yes!...
Posted 4 hours ago

kamilfishes posted to the message board 9/7 Manchaug Sutton Ma.20 boat max.Who wants in?$50 a boat.
Team SSD is in. Was not sure then i saw that there are smallies there thats deal maker. there are some good smallies in th...
Posted 6 hours ago

wojo posted to the message board Team Butterfield win Cran Bog Hawgs "Local 360" at.
Team Butterfield win "Local 360" at Snipituit 1st.....Team Butterfield....5 fish.....14.66#.....lunker....4.85# 2nd....perron/lesayk....5 fish....12.47#....lunk...
Posted 7 hours ago

troutfreak commented on the trip Birthday Trip...
BlooMagoo, I will be Working on the 6th and 7th . Fishing with Deaffisherman on the 13th and a friend on the 14th. We can try for the 20th or 21st if...
Posted 8 hours ago

troutfreak commented on the trip Birthday Trip...
Thank you for the Birthday Wishes . Are the flies Gold in color ?
...
Posted 9 hours ago

bloomagoo commented on the trip Birthday Trip...
I tied up a few flies today that are kinda like your favorite lure. Need to test them out....
Posted 9 hours ago

bloomagoo reviewed the trip Birthday Trip...
Happy Birthday Paul!
5 stars
Posted 9 hours ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip Birthday Trip...
5 stars
Posted 9 hours ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board Mikey Jr. got his PB LM today…she was a 5lb/2oz beauty….
WTG Mikey Jr!! ...
Posted 9 hours ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board Lost a bass today in the oddest way.
I've noticed it happens more at certain bodies of water over others. Oh nooooo, the fish are on to us! Surprised...
Posted 9 hours ago

troutfreak posted 1 new photo.
Posted 9 hours ago

pocketfisherman posted to the message board new rig.
Nice rig Nate and congrats! We gotta get in a few battles before the season is out. Best fishing is yet to come!...
Posted 9 hours ago

regularroy posted 1 new photo.
Posted 9 hours ago

vguaetta posted 1 new photo.
Posted 10 hours ago

samf commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
The boat traffic, weed kill and constant boat traffic sucks. You need to have realistic expectations going to the place. If you want to catch a bunch...
Posted 11 hours ago

fishingwithkids posted to the message board Attitash Crash.
Looks like an algae bloom type of event, total green-out. Just a heads-up if you plan on fishing this normally great fishing spot soon....
Posted 11 hours ago

kman commented on the trip Fostahs lunk.
The Israel Hamas conflict, Russia and the Ukraine. She was very insightful. ...
Posted 11 hours ago

samf commented on the trip Grudge Match at Lake X.
I Know where it was. Fish your final at wallum for the battle of dinks....
Posted 11 hours ago

samf commented on the trip Fostahs lunk.
What did you guys talk about?...
Posted 11 hours ago

samf reviewed the trip Fostahs lunk.
5 stars
Posted 11 hours ago

samf reviewed the trip Birthday Trip...
5 stars
Posted 11 hours ago

cookiecutter posted to the message board 9/7/14 Billington Sea car topper sign up.
5 over 5 is in!...
Posted 12 hours ago

stump reviewed the trip Birthday Trip...
family fishing is always fun ;), nice job.
5 stars
Posted 17 hours ago

stratos1966 reviewed the trip 5 lb twins born (caught) ten minutes apart. .
Hogs
5 stars
Posted 19 hours ago

kenwood posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

kenwood reviewed the trip 5 lb twins born (caught) ten minutes apart. .
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

jeklyng posted to the message board Tips for Smallmouth.
That sounds awesome. Yes count me in....
Posted 1 day ago

ejoy posted to the message board Lost a bass today in the oddest way.
Was on Sampsons this afternoon tossing a brush hog in the shoreline grass, hooked up with a 3-4lb bass, saw him take it and run, swung and set the hook, started reeling...line...
Posted 1 day ago

troutfreak posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

troutfreak posted a new trip Birthday Trip...
Fishing trout with my Daughters ...

Posted 1 day ago

troutfreak posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

pocketfisherman reviewed the trip 5 lb twins born (caught) ten minutes apart. .
Excellent write-up and trip!
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

troutfreak posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

kmsnowman posted to the message board Lost rod Norton Res. Reward.
My buddy lost a Curado 301e and An Al Cappy rod last week end .He thinks at the launch on Juniper st . He is offering a $100.00 reward....
Posted 1 day ago

fishngolf posted 1 new photo.
Posted 1 day ago

indk617 reviewed the trip 5 lb twins born (caught) ten minutes apart. .
Congrats on a great day!
5 stars
Posted 1 day ago

fishngolf posted 2 new photos.
Posted 1 day ago

smokecity posted to the message board Agawam river results.
Good job rich and tony and all others who fished my day sucked haha...
Posted 1 day ago

jimmyo1 posted to the message board Whortleberry Pond.
i live on this pond small crappie and perch no bass or pickerel...
Posted 1 day ago

kman posted to the message board Reel repair question.
I think it may be # 45 worm shaft retainer http://schematics.planetseafishing.com/downloads/zebco/fixed-spool/quantum-energy/quantum-energy-e5-2a.pdf here is another l...
Posted 1 day ago

jamesd commented on the trip 5 lb twins born (caught) ten minutes apart. .
5.1

Posted 1 day ago

jamesd commented on the trip 5 lb twins born (caught) ten minutes apart. .
5.4

Posted 1 day ago

jamesd posted 2 new photos.
Posted 1 day ago

vguaetta posted a new trip 5 lb twins born (caught) ten minutes apart. .
James and I got out for a full day Saturday. We hit a new lake for us that a friend of his told us about. First thing in the morning was good. We both...
Posted 1 day ago

fordprefect posted to the message board Gator Slickerel….2.9 lbs…mouthful of teeth...crazy fight.
Nice fish. I love the photos. The one on the right is awesome; great profile of the teeth. The one on the left has a condensation trail from an airplane lined up with the jaw ...
Posted 1 day ago

dr posted 2 new photos.
Posted 1 day ago

deaffisherman posted to the message board KAYAK TOURNAMENT SIGNUP-GREAT HERRING POND-SEPTEMBER 6.
Tomp - thank you for positive words. There is no right spots in here. Every spot is looking good. It is matter of time that someone pulls big ones.. I know I will. But with...
Posted 1 day ago

deaffisherman posted to the message board Muskie Adventure Tours" Salmon River".
Hahaahahaha ...
Posted 1 day ago

deaffisherman posted to the message board Little Pond, Plymouth (Bass Fishing).
Do you have picture of that big bass?...
Posted 1 day ago

flymaster1 commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
Strange that there are so may bad comments about cotich. If you look at most of the bass clubs in the state almost all of them fish cotich. It is one ...
Posted 1 day ago

kenwood commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
Weird to hear so many negative comments about this lake on this forum. Though I sucked it hard at last weekend's tournament, I typically do really...
Posted 2 days ago

fishngolf posted 2 new photos.
Posted 2 days ago

badlarry commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
I haven't fished there in yrs. The only thing besides rainbow trout I've ever caught was a massive pick. Had to be 5 or 6lbs.Weird to see a pi...
Posted 2 days ago

stump posted to the message board HELP. Rod spins forwards and backwards. fish & lures d.
I DONT LIKE THAT SWITCH! I DRIVES ME CRAZY WHEN IT BREAKS! WHY DO WE EVEN HAVE SUCH AN ABSURD THING????[/quote:...
Posted 2 days ago

185photos commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
2 weeks ago I caught 12 white perch in an hour on shiners, could not stop them from biting, however, 25% were riddled with tumors on thier stomachs....
Posted 2 days ago

bruinsbrawler17 posted to the message board Kayaker that would love a fishing buddy.
no fun hanging with ppl that you don't find any interest in man! you rather hang with the dude that's like the sutff you do or the one busy reading about politics and science...
Posted 2 days ago

fishngolf commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
We had a monster pickerel (prob 28-30 inch) clean slice right through 40lb braid with one violent head shake at boat side last year at Cotich…biggest ...
Posted 2 days ago

deaffisherman commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
more likely pike or tiger. Pikerel will take awhile to saw it off the line. while pike or tiger will cut it instantly before you able to bend the rod....
Posted 3 days ago

stratos1966 posted 3 new photos.
Posted 3 days ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Fostahs lunk.
The topless girl was pretty friendly too (after she put her top back on) :-)...
Posted 3 days ago

pocketfisherman commented on the trip Dorito challenge round 3.
I'm away this weekend and no fishing :-(

Next weekend though, watch out!...
Posted 3 days ago

chuckh commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
Buddy I was with yesterday missed a big pike or Tiger Muskie on a swimbait. Go figure. ...
Posted 3 days ago

thelucky commented on the trip Best Bet for a $hity trip: Lake Cochituatue '.
You probably would have been better off just going to Dudley. ...
Posted 3 days ago

 
  
User Login

Username:
Password:
Remember me
Forgot Username/Password?
New User? Free Sign Up Here!

 

User Stats
There are a total of 22 users online.

Guests:  22
Members: 0

We have 4423 registered MA Fish Finder users.
Who's online?

There are a total of 16001 registered users in all the Fish Finder communities. View details...

Today's birthdays: get_to_lapointe cro1972 billson87 chu77 jer9272 jjbeatty57

Our newest MA members are:

bassjunkie


not_a_master_baiter


peshobass


jimmyo1


tippecanoe


tpizzy

View All Massachusetts Members


  
 

Our Highest Ranked Massachusetts Members


meat7gtk
6015 Points


shawneramone
5052 Points


samf
4145 Points


vinny60
4135 Points


stratos1966
3369 Points


sinista
2830 Points

View All Members
 

Equipment & Resources
RankModelRatingMore Info
1Raymarine DragonFly4.714.714.714.714.71
2Humminbird 598ci SI4.574.574.574.574.57
3Lowrance Elite-4 DSI4.84.84.84.84.8
4Lowrance Elite-7 HDI4.334.334.334.334.33
5Humminbird 597ci HD DI4.334.334.334.334.33
 

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!!

 

Conditions and Weather

Find USGS Water Station:

View Weather Conditions Map

Current Conditions:
Partly Cloudy, 72 F

Forecast:
Tue - Mostly Sunny. High: 91 Low: 72
Wed - Sunny. High: 86 Low: 64
Thu - Sunny. High: 85 Low: 66
Fri - Sunny. High: 88 Low: 70
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 87 Low: 61

Zip Code:02101
 

Additional Site Features
  • MA Fish Finder Mobile (Beta) - Check out our mobile site! Now if you have the latest touch screen mobile device with HTML 5 support (iPhone, Android, Blackberry), you can visit us at http://mobile.mafishfinder.com. Be sure to send us any features you would like to see added, and we will work to incorporate! Also, native MA Fish Finder applications coming soon!
  • NOAA Charts - We have just added NOAA Charts to our Map tab as a new Background layer! We hope these charts will help all you saltwater anglers better plot and plan your next fishing trip. NOAA Disclaimer: CHARTS ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES. These charts can be used as a planning or analysis tool but may not be used as a navigational aid. Huge thanks to Marine GeoGarage for providing the map service for us to use!
  • Spread the Word - Throughout the site, we have added icons to make it easy to share your trips, locations, and posts with your friends in other social networks. These links should really help promote the site, so take the extra few seconds to help spread the word!

  • Layar Mobile App - We have just learned that our fishing locations and hotspots have been approved and published to the new Layar application available on the iPhone and Android. If you have one of these devices, you can download the Layar application to find fishing locations and hotspots using your phone's camera! We are also continuing to develop our custom Android application, so stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy using the Layar application.
  • Online Store - The MA Fish Finder T-Shirts are finally ready for order! We are offering a variety of sizes and colors. Order one today and help support MA Fish Finder!

    TShirt Preview
    Click here to visit our online store
Archived news...
 
  
Sponsored Links

 
  


Sources | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Help | Questions Comments | Advertise

Developed by US Fish Finder, LLC Copyright ©2007-2013. All Rights Reserved.
Site Optimized for Google Chrome Browser