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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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Massachusetts Fishing Resources

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

Massachusetts Fishing Regulations

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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.

  • School Committee Member Assaults Elderly Man With Frozen Fish
  • A school committee member in Saugus, Massachusetts, faces charges after assaulting an elderly person with a bag of frozen fish. The incident took place at the Saugus Senior Center on Wednesday, according to the Saugus Advertiser. Assistant Police Chief ...
  • NECN
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  • 5/20/2016 4:16:43 PM
  • Humpback whale freed from tangled fishing lines off California coast
  • A humpback whale off the coast of Gloucester, Mass., is lucky to be alive after a rescue team disentangled it from a slew of fishing lines, Massachusetts Environmental Police tell WCVB. Rescue crews in Gloucester saved a humpback whale caught in a fishing
  • PasionSport
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  • 5/19/2016 6:41:05 PM
  • Crews unwrap Foggy the humpback from fishing line
  • The 29-year-old whale, entangled in fishing gear about 4 miles off the coast of Gloucester and Rockport, was freed after a more than nine-hour rescue effort Wednesday involving Massachusetts Environmental Police and a Cape Cod-based marine research group.
  • Gloucester Daily Times
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  • 5/19/2016 12:00:13 PM
  • Trophy fish come back to Spy Pond
  • In years past, the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife routinely stocked Spy Pond with tiger muskies. When donations from neighboring states dried up in 2001, Arlington’s tiger muskie population stagnated. A sterile cross between northern ..
  • arlington.wickedlocal.com
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  • 5/19/2016 11:31:35 AM
  • Humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Gloucester coast
  • The humpback whale was spotted Wednesday morning off Gloucester, Massachusetts Environmental Police said. A Center for Coastal Studies rescue crew freed the whale just after 7:30 p.m. From Sky5, white fishing lines could be seen wrapped around the animal .
  • WCVB | WCVB Boston
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  • 5/19/2016 12:18:42 AM
  • Humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Mass. coast
  • The humpback whale was spotted Wednesday morning off Gloucester, Massachusetts, Environmental Police said. A Center for Coastal Studies rescue crew freed the whale just after 7:30 p.m. White fishing lines could be seen wrapped around the animal's body ...
  • WMUR
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  • 5/18/2016 5:23:31 PM
  • VIDEO: Whale is freed after getting stuck in fishing line
  • However, some of the line remains stuck in the whale. PREVIOUS STORY: MASSACHUSETTS – Crews worked Wednesday to free a large whale that became entangled in fishing line off the coast of Massachusetts. This aerial video shows environmental police trying ...
  • wfla.com
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  • 5/18/2016 5:09:12 PM
  • 'The Codfather' fishing magnate pleads not guilty to charges
  • WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling. Dartmouth resident Carlos Rafael appeared in federal court in ...
  • Oklahoma News
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  • 5/14/2016 3:45:04 AM
  • ‘The Codfather’ fishing magnate pleads not guilty to charges
  • (AP) — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling. Dartmouth resident Carlos Rafael appeared in federal court in Worcester on ...
  • WWLP 22News
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  • 5/13/2016 11:20:12 PM
  • Mass. Fishing Magnate 'The Codfather' Pleads Not Guilty to 27 Counts
  • A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling and been held on $2 million bail. Carlos Rafael, of Dartmouth, appeared in federal court in
  • NECN
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  • 5/13/2016 6:33:52 PM
  • Fishing North Central Massachusetts
  • From Trophy Bass to Lake Trout, or fly fishing for rising Rainbows, fishing guide Allan Butler has you covered. This free seminar will be hosted in the Robbins Library Community Room at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. Whether you are a beginner or a ...
  • Patch
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  • 5/13/2016 5:36:37 PM
  • Fishing mogul ’The Codfather’ facing 27 federal charges
  • WORCESTER, Mass. — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as “The Codfather” has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling. Dartmouth resident Carlos Rafael appeared in federal court in ...
  • Detroit Free Press
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  • 5/13/2016 9:51:19 AM
  • Massachusetts fishing magnate pleads not guilty to 27 counts
  • WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling and been held on $2 million bail. Carlos Rafael, of Dartmouth ...
  • Winston-Salem Journal
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  • 5/13/2016 9:08:22 AM
  • Massachusetts fishing magnate pleads not guilty to 27 counts
  • WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal charges including lying on catch reports and cash smuggling and been held on $2 million bail. Carlos Rafael, of Dartmouth ...
  • The Register Herald
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  • 5/13/2016 9:08:22 AM
  • Key scallop fishing area in Maine to be closed for 9 months
  • Scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine has caused tension this year as fishing boats have moved into the waters off the northern Massachusetts coast to seek the shellfish. The northern Gulf of Maine fishing area touches Massachusetts, Maine and New
  • Boston Herald
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  • 5/13/2016 3:46:15 AM
  • Key scallop fishing area in Maine to be closed for 9 months
  • Scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine has caused tension this year as fishing boats have moved into the waters off the northern Massachusetts coast to seek the shellfish. The northern Gulf of Maine fishing area touches Massachusetts, Maine and New
  • American-Republican
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  • 5/13/2016 1:01:36 AM
  • Mark Blazis: Quabbin-to-Monadnock trail offers opportunities
  • On May 21, the black sea bass season opens in Massachusetts. This species can’t compare to fatty Chilean sea bass in size or flavor, but it is justifiably the favorite seafood of many local anglers. Remember the limit is five fish, which must be at least .
  • Worcester Telegram & Gazette
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  • 5/12/2016 11:07:05 PM
  • Key scallop fishing area to be closed for 9 months
  • Scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine has caused tension this year as fishing boats have moved into the waters off the northern Massachusetts coast to seek the shellfish. The northern Gulf of Maine fishing area touches Massachusetts, Maine and New
  • Stamford Advocate
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  • 5/12/2016 4:40:32 PM
  • Key scallop fishing area in Maine to be closed for 9 months
  • Scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine has caused tension this year as fishing boats have moved into the waters off the northern Massachusetts coast to seek the shellfish. The northern Gulf of Maine fishing area touches Massachusetts, Maine and New
  • Fosters Daily Democrat
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  • 5/12/2016 2:46:00 PM
  • Key scallop fishing area to be closed for 9 months
  • Scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine has caused tension this year as fishing boats have moved into the waters off the northern Massachusetts coast to seek the shellfish. The northern Gulf of Maine fishing area touches Massachusetts, Maine and New
  • westernmassnews.com
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  • 5/12/2016 12:29:59 PM
  • Key scallop fishing area in Maine to be closed for 9 months
  • Scallop fishing in the northern Gulf of Maine has caused tension this year as fishing boats have moved into the waters off the northern Massachusetts coast to seek the shellfish. The northern Gulf of Maine fishing area touches Massachusetts, Maine and New
  • Seattle Post Intelligencer
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  • 5/12/2016 11:18:24 AM
  • Man cited for fishing without lobster permit
  • BUZZARDS BAY — Massachusetts Environmental Police cited a boater May 4 in Buzzards Bay after he was found with illegal lobsters. Officers on patrol were conducting a vessel inspection when they found six lobsters on board, as well as another fisherman ...
  • capecodtimes.com
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  • 5/11/2016 4:34:33 PM
  • Sheriff's Deputy Charged in Smuggling, Fishing Scheme
  • A Bristol County sheriff's deputy has been indicted on charges he helped a New Bedford, Massachusetts, fishing mogul smuggle profits out of the country. Antonio Freitas, of Taunton, was arrested Monday for bulk cash smuggling and related crimes.
  • NECN
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  • 5/10/2016 2:34:03 PM
  • Fish mogul 'The Codfather' charged with smuggling seafood, money
  • A prominent Massachusetts fish mogul has been charged with smuggling seafood. According to police, Carlos Rafael, 64, also known at "The Codfather," smuggled cash and fish out of the country. Rafael owns "Carlos Seafood," which is based in New Bedford.
  • 7NEWS
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  • 5/10/2016 5:37:11 AM
  • Tainted fish consumption still a concern for regulators
  • It's called trophic transfer, said Marc Nascarellas, director of Environmental Toxicology Program at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. “It's a fancy way of saying bigger fish eat the smaller fish who eat the smaller fish who eat the things ...
  • framingham.wickedlocal.com
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  • 5/7/2016 10:30:03 PM

Massachusetts Guides/Outfitters

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Massachusetts Fishing Clubs

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Massachusetts Weather

CPU Provincetown, MA (2657)

Updated on 09:32 AM

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73°F 

Feels like: 73°F

Wind:170° 10 Kt
Humidity:62% 
Dew Point:59°F
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Sunrise: 05:06 AM 

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