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

  • Sudbury River

  • Orleans

  • Martha's Vineyard

  • Charles River, Boston

  • Nantucket

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  • Bay Spirit Tours +
    6 saves

    Bay Spirit Tours

    Hyannis

  • Blue Claw Boat Tours +
    29 saves

    Blue Claw Boat Tours

    Orleans

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

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

    Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and...

    Hyannis

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch +
    34 saves

    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Doane's Falls +
    13 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    15 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Good Times +
    2 saves

    Good Times

    Charlestown

  • Lake Mattawa +
    1 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    2 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    35 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    18 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    1 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    8 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • MOCEAN +
    19 saves

    MOCEAN

    Mashpee

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    2 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Plymouth Cruises +
    15 saves

    Plymouth Cruises

    Plymouth

  • Red Top Sporting Goods Inc +
    0 saves

    Red Top Sporting Goods Inc

    Buzzards Bay

  • Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31 +
    0 saves

    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

  • Royalston Falls +
    60 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

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