Every true angler has that one special fishing spot, the one place he or she can always count on to reel one in. Not surprisingly, many have come to refer to their special spot as Massachusetts, where you’ll find an extraordinary amount of great freshwater and saltwater fishing, all four seasons.

For freshwater fishing, you’ll enjoy more than 500 lakes, ponds, rivers and streams stocked annually with trout, bass, herring, salmon and many other varieties. Venues range from the ice-cold streams of the Berkshire Hills to the mighty Connecticut and Merrimack Rivers.

If you’re a saltwater angler, on the other hand, you will be treated to the likes of bluefish, tuna, cod, haddock, halibut and sea bass onboard charter boats, leaving from numerous Massachusetts ports in the Cape and the Islands region and up and down the coastlines.

If you’re docking in Nantucket, consider the Nantucket Boat Basin. You’ll have access to bathrooms, showers, electric, gas, internet connections, and more.

For more information about fishing in Massachusetts, please visit Massachusetts Dept. of Fish and Game

Watch a video on fishing the coast of Massachusetts from the Division of Marine Fisheries.

  • Sudbury River

  • Orleans

  • Martha's Vineyard

  • Charles River, Boston

  • Nantucket

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  • Royalston Falls +
    175 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    107 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • World's End +
    90 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Spirit of Boston +
    65 saves

    Spirit of Boston

    Boston

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch +
    50 saves

    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Blue Claw Boat Tours +
    49 saves

    Blue Claw Boat Tours

    Orleans

  • Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and... +
    44 saves

    Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and...

    Hyannis

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    42 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    40 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Doane's Falls +
    37 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • Plymouth Cruises +
    30 saves

    Plymouth Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    26 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • MOCEAN +
    24 saves

    MOCEAN

    Mashpee

  • Schooner Thomas E. Lannon +
    24 saves

    Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

    Gloucester

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    21 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Monomoy Island Excursion +
    16 saves

    Monomoy Island Excursion

    Harwich Port

  • Bay Spirit Tours +
    15 saves

    Bay Spirit Tours

    Hyannis

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
    15 saves

    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Swift River Reservation +
    15 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Sea Shuttle +
    14 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

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