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Fishing Massachusetts

EZFishing brings you Massachusetts's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

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Find any of the 5575 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.

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Massachusetts Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in Massachusetts?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.


Massachusetts Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.


Links to Massachusetts Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of Massachusetts's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

Massachusetts Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in Massachusetts.

  • Whales vs. Lobsters: New England’s Fishing Season Gets Tangled
  • Massachusetts’ lobster fisherman are land-bound until May 16th, owing to a sizable gathering of endangered North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay. The whales are prone to becoming entangled in fishing equipment, which can result in injury and ...
  • Food Republic
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  • 5/11/2018 5:12:00 PM
  • Pirates of the Revolution
  • Meanwhile Massachusetts, with its deep-rooted culture of fishing, shipbuilding and ocean trade, considered whether to unleash its citizens’ “pecuniary zeal” by allowing state-sponsored privateering. In a tradition dating back centuries, governments ...
  • HistoryNet
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  • 5/7/2018 10:41:00 PM
  • Atlas Aquarium is more than just fish
  • Dorothy Bailey, a Massachusetts native, started the business around 33 years ago after her husband became ill and encouraged her to do something to take care of herself. She went into the fish business because, well, she loves fish. “I was just ...
  • Albany Herald
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  • 5/5/2018 5:11:00 PM
  • How 'Ugly' Toadfish Compose Their Own Strange Love Songs
  • Allen Mensinger, a biologist at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, says the new study confirms what he’s seen in the oyster toadfish off Woods Hole, Massachusetts, though he notes his species, unlike the Bocon, stop calling when waters warm.
  • National Geographic
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  • 5/4/2018 4:11:00 PM
  • Boston Show Day Three: Extracting the value
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts-based Mariner Seafood is moving equipment into a new plant it is opening a few hundred yards from its current facility. The plant will process an array of fish. It’s existing facility will be equipped with machinery focused on ..
  • Intrafish
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  • 3/13/2018 6:16:00 PM
  • Boston Show Day Two: Bringing salmon learnings to shrimp
  • New Bedford, Massachusetts-based Mariner Seafood is moving equipment into a new plant it is opening a few hundred yards from its current facility. The plant will process an array of fish. It’s existing facility will be equipped with machinery focused on ..
  • Intrafish
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  • 3/13/2018 1:04:00 AM
  • Gloucester again at center of drilling fight
  • Sanfilippo remembers how when oil companies abandoned Georges Bank, they told fishermen, “We're not coming back to Massachusetts until you're all gone.” "Well, I've got news for you, we're still here," she said. "And we're stronger than we've ever been."
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 3/8/2018 6:26:00 AM
  • Hideous bottom-dweller proving culinary hit
  • Some New England fishermen switched to targeting monkfish in recent decades when traditional species such as cod began to decline, said Jan Margeson, a Chatham, Massachusetts, fisherman who made such a switch himself. He said the availability of monkfish .
  • Northern Territory News
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  • 3/6/2018 12:30:00 AM
  • Best bait for tarpon fishing that will improve your catch
  • Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the .
  • to Fish and Boat
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  • 2/23/2018 9:27:00 AM
  • Cuttlefish, Masters of Camouflage, Have Newly Discovered Super Power
  • The researchers, while working together at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, were trying to trace how the cuttlefish's nervous system directs its skin to transform its 3-D texture within seconds to blend into the background of
  • animals.howstuffworks.com
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  • 2/20/2018 1:04:00 PM
  • Halifax students devise ropeless fishing gear
  • Engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts are currently testing ropeless gear and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is considering the idea as one way to help reduce the deaths of endangered right whales off Canada’s ...
  • Truro Daily News
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  • 2/20/2018 12:54:00 PM
  • SMU students hoping to save whales with ropeless fishing gear
  • Engineers at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Massachusetts are currently testing ropeless gear and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is considering the idea as one way to help reduce the deaths of endangered right whales off Canada’s ...
  • The Chronicle Herald
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  • 2/18/2018 11:59:00 PM
  • The Latest: Wind farm company says no fishing vessel damage
  • But Seth Rolbein, of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen's Alliance in Massachusetts, cautions the footage does little to assuage commercial fishermen's concerns of encountering problems like getting trawling gear damaged on undersea power cables.
  • WRAL
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  • 2/17/2018 11:52:00 AM
  • Ice fishing safety tips
  • A resident of Massachusetts and a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, David has been helping other fisherman enjoy the sport in a variety of ways.
  • KYMA Channel 11
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  • 2/15/2018 11:12:00 PM
  • UPDATE: Underwater video shows marine life growing at wind farm + VIDEO
  • But the video does little to temper the concerns of commercial fishermen, who are worried about navigating dense forests of turbines to get to their historic fishing grounds, says Jim Kendall, a former scallop fisherman in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/15/2018 10:46:00 PM
  • The Latest: Wind farm company says no fishing vessel damage
  • But Seth Rolbein, of the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance in Massachusetts, cautions the footage does little to assuage commercial fishermen’s concerns of encountering problems like getting trawling gear damaged on undersea power cables.
  • bcdemocrat.com
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  • 2/15/2018 8:37:00 PM
  • Crews raise sunken fishing boats owned by 'The Codfather'
  • NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Two sunken boats owned by an imprisoned fishing magnate have been raised to the surface at a Massachusetts wharf. Edward Anthes-Washburn, executive director of the New Bedford Harbor Development Commission, says the Dinah Jane ...
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 2/15/2018 6:29:00 PM
  • 4 Important Reasons to Get Your Boater Safety Card
  • Tom Keer is an award-winning writer who lives on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He is a columnist for the Upland Almanac, a Contributing Writer for Covey Rise magazine, a Contributing Editor for both Fly Rod and Reel and Fly Fish America, and a blogger for the .
  • to Fish and Boat
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  • 2/15/2018 9:22:00 AM
  • A Famed Fishing Port Staggers as Its ‘Codfather’ Goes to Jail
  • “Carlos Rafael has been well known in the commercial fishing industry for 30 years,” said Andrew Lelling, the United States attorney for Massachusetts, who prosecuted the case. “And, for almost as long, federal law enforcement has heard rumors and ...
  • New York Times
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  • 2/11/2018 7:50:00 PM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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