Fishing the Massachusetts Coast: A guide to the North Shore, South Shore, and Cape Cod locations for boat and shore anglers


A thorough, detailed guide to fishing these storied waters, with insider tips on where to fish, how to get there, plus techniques and strategies.

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A thorough, detailed guide to fishing these storied waters, with insider tips on where to fish, how to get there, plus techniques and strategies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580801195
  • Publisher: Burford Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 776,783
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Introduction xi
Part 1. The Fish and How to Catch Them 1
1. The Fish 3
Striped Bass
Flounder and Fluke
Other Game Fish
2. The Fishing 15
Where Fish Hide
Bait Fishing
Lures and Lure Fishing
Fly Fishing
Party and Charter Boat Action
Part 2. Where and When 35
3. North of Cape Ann 37
Season Kickoff: Merrimack River Shad
Salisbury Beach
Newburyport and the Merrimack River
Plum Island
Ipswich Bay Rivers: The Parker, Rowley, Ipswich, Essex, and Annisquam
4. Boston Harbor and the North Shore 61
Oceanside Rockport and Gloucester to Manchester
Gloucester Harbor and the Annisquam River
Manchester Harbor and Beaches
Beverly, Salem, Salem Harbor, and Marblehead
East-Facing Marblehead, Swampscott, and Nahant
Lynn Harbor, Saugus River, Revere Beach, and Winthrop Beach
Boston Harbor Rivers and North of President Roads
Boston Outer Harbor
5. South Boston and the South Shore 89
South Boston, Quincy Bay, and Hull
Scituate Harbor and the North and South Rivers
Marshfield's Green Harbor
Duxbury, Kingston, and Plymouth Bays
Plymouth to Sagamore
Western Buzzards Bay from Wareham to Fairhaven
The Southeast Coast: New Bedford to Westport
6. Cape Cod 117
Cape Cod Canal
Cape Cod Bay
Sandwich Harbor, Scorton Harbor, and Barnstable Harbor
Dennis to Eastham Along the Bay
Wellfleet Harbor and Billingsgate Shoal
Truro and Provincetown
The East-Facing Cape: Provincetown to Chatham to Monomoy
Harwich to Dennis to Yarmouth and the Bass River
Hyannis to Mashpee
The Islands
Pocasset, Monument Beach, and Bourne
Part 3. Final Thoughts 153
7. Conservation 155
Resources 159
Bibliography 165
Index 167
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