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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    10 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

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    9 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

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    6 saves

    Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours

    Boston

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    6 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

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    4 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

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    4 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

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    4 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

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    2 saves

    Good Times

    Charlestown

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    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

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    1 saves

    Whaling City Expeditions

    New Bedford

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    Red Top Sporting Goods Inc

    Buzzards Bay

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    Boston

    Come join us for an unforgettable excursion on board an authentic lobster boat, while we talk about the great history... more

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    Provincetown

    Provincetown Whale Watches are an adventure you will talk about for the rest of your life! Each trip is narrated... more

    + 13 saves
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    Dover

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    + 6 saves
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    Boston

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    Falmouth

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    + 5 saves
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    Sandwich

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    + 4 saves
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    Dennis- Yarmouth

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    + 3 saves
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    West Tisbury

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    Salem

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