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Massachusetts Marine Weather Forecast
weekly Striped Bass Fishing Reports
England Striper fishing reports
Parks. Access, locations & directions
Massachusetts State Record Striped
Bass is 73 pounds and it is shared by 3
most recently in 1981 at Nausset Beach
by Anton Stetzko Pictures
Profile on the striped Bass by Massachusetts DNR.
Fishing access coordinates for stripers
Party Boats & Charters
Recreational Fishery Regulations
Pro Shop Saltwater direction charts for Masssachusetts
best access points for both Boat and Surf
in Suffolk County , the capital of Massachusetts and New England's
largest city. It lies on Boston Bay, a part of Massachusetts Bay Boston
At The Flats.
The area to fish shows Governors Flats on Bostons
Inner Harbor Chart. There are deep 20-foot-plus holes in the middle
of the flats. Fish these drop offs on various stages on the tide.
A premier tourist attraction of the east coast. Contains large striped bass,
cod and flounder are found here along with several other popular gamefish.
The economy and culture here has been tied to commercial fishing for almost
350 years. Sport fishing has learned to capitalize on the exceptional saltwater
angling for bluefish, striped bass and flounder. The rich waters of the
Atlantic offer may challenges to all levels of experience.
This area boasts a world-class fishery. Fish for Striper and bluefish off of
Home to the Kennedy compound and surrounding Hyannis Port. Offers some of the
most revered fisheries in the world. Anglers fish for stripers, bluefish, bonito
and false albacore.
Anglers will discover Atlantic cod, bluefish, bluefin tuna, striped bass and
other species. Whale watching is very popular due to the presence of finback,
minke, humpback, pilot and northern right whales.
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The Connecticut River is New England's largest river ecosystem and
one of the nation's first American Heritage rivers. Its watershed
encompasses over 11,000 square miles of wild, rural and urban lands
in parts of four states -- Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire
and Vermont. The Connecticut River carves a sinuous pathway south
from Fourth Connecticut Lake at the Canadian border -- past forested
mountains and small hamlets, through rich farmlands and large cities
-- to empty 410 miles later into Long Island Sound.
The Merrimack River (or
Merrimac River, an earlier spelling that is sometimes still used) is
a 110-mile-long river. It rises in central New
Hampshire at the confluence of the Pemigewasset and Winnipesaukee rivers,
flows southward into Massachusetts, and then flows northeast, near
the Massachusetts-New Hampshire border, until it empties into the Atlantic
Ocean at Newburyport. The total watershed of the river is approximately
5,000 square miles covering much of southern New
Hampshire and a portion of northeastern Massachusetts. Stripers are
probably spawning in this river as many fishermen have reported smaller
non migrational bass.
Taunton River flows 44 miles from the confluence of the Town and
Matfield Rivers into Rhode Island's Mount Hope Bay. The 562 square
mile Taunton River Watershed, the second largest in Massachusetts
and home to 38 cities and towns, is perhaps the most diverse and
intact coastal rivernet ecosystem in southern New England.
They are abundant in the lower tidal portion
of the Taunton. Today they appear to
be occasional visitors to the upper river and the Nemasket. Their
presence here has been confirmed by fish surveys by biologists
for Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
saltwater sport striper fishing is concentrated in Massachusetts
Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound,
and in the near-shore Atlantic Ocean, especially around Martha's
Vineyard and Nantucket Island. The offshore commercial fisheries
are intimately tied to George's Bank. The majority of Massachusetts
commercial landings are made at New Bedford, Gloucester, Province
town, Chatham and Boston. The juvenile stages of estuarine-dependent
commercial species (winter flounder, herring, clams, bay scallop,
conch, dogfish shark, spiny shark, and skate) depend on the fringing
wetlands of Massachusetts Bay, Cape Cod Bay, Nantucket Sound, and
Buzzards Bay for nursery areas. Bluefish and striped bass, two important
recreational species, inhabit bays, sounds, and adjacent rivers,
but depend on wetlands for their diet of small fish.
northern limit is to be determined as the Holyoke dam, Holyoke,
MA. The southern limit is to be determined as the inner light
house in Old Saybrook, CT.
Marblehead Back Beach / Dennis Chapin
Memorial Beach / Nantucket Cisco Beach
Marblehead Devereaux Beach / Duxbury Duxbury Beach / Eastham First Encounter
North Truro Head of the Meadow Beach / Scituate Humarock Beach / Rockport Long
Plymouth Long Beach - Plymouth / Hull Nantasket Beach / East Orleans Nauset
Falmouth Old Silver Beach / Provincetown Race Point Beach / Marshfield Rexhame
Nantucket Sconset Beach / Sandwich Scusset Beach / Manchester Singing Beach
Mashpee South Cape Beach / Plymouth Surfside Beach / Plymouth White Horse Beach
Gloucester Wingaersheek Beach
of Massachusetts Information on Recreational
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