Gone Fishin': Massachusetts' 100 Best Waters

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From catching rainbows, browns, and brookies in the streams and rivers of the Berkshires to hauling in cod, haddock, and tuna in the salt waters of Stellwagen Bank, Gone Fishin' is your ultimate guide to fishing in Massachusetts. This book-which includes maps, easy-to-follow directions, boat launch information, and detailed advice on live and dead baits, artificial lures, fishing methods, equipment, depths, weather, best times of the day and year, and even specific spots to fish at most locations-is truly the ...
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Overview

From catching rainbows, browns, and brookies in the streams and rivers of the Berkshires to hauling in cod, haddock, and tuna in the salt waters of Stellwagen Bank, Gone Fishin' is your ultimate guide to fishing in Massachusetts. This book-which includes maps, easy-to-follow directions, boat launch information, and detailed advice on live and dead baits, artificial lures, fishing methods, equipment, depths, weather, best times of the day and year, and even specific spots to fish at most locations-is truly the only fishing guide to Massachusetts you'll ever need. Good-humored and packed to the gills with useful information, it's like having the author as your own personal fishing guide.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584656869
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 810,978
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

MANNY LUFTGLASS has written for Fisherman Magazine, Fishing and Hunting Magazine, North American Fisherman Magazine, and Anglers’ News, to list just a few. He is a retired insurance agent, twice-elected mayor of Somerville, New Jersey, and the author of sixteen books, including Gone Fishin’: The 75 Best Waters in Connecticut (2001), and Gone Fishin’: The 100 Best Spots in New Jersey (1998).
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Table of Contents


Foreword   Ian A. Bowles     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction     3
Freshwater     7
District 1: The Western Region     9
Pontoosuc Lake     9
Onota Lake     11
Stockbridge Bowl     13
Buckley-Dunton Reservoir     14
Otis Reservoir     16
Deerfield River, Western Portion     17
Westfield River, West branch     20
Westfield River, Middle branch     22
Westfield River, East branch     23
District 2: The Connecticut Valley Region     25
Deerfield River, Connecticut Valley Region     25
Connecticut River
Connecticut River, North River Area     29
Connecticut River, Mid-River Area     30
Connecticut River, Lower Third     32
Smaller West-to-East Waters
Congamond Lakes     33
Cranberry Pond     34
Red Bridge Pond/Pool-Chicopee River     35
Lake Rohunta     37
Lake Mattawa     38
Swift River     40
East Brimfield Reservoir     42
Hamilton Reservoir     43
Quabbin Reservoir (Districts 2 and 3)     44
District 3: The Central Region     50
Wachusett Reservoir     50
Ware River     53
Nichol's Flood Control Pond ("A-1")     54
Asnacomet ("Comet") Pond     55
Brooks Pond     57
Quinapoxet River     58
Webster Lake     59
Quamcumquasit ("South") Pond     60
Quaboag ("North") Pond     62
Wallum Pond     63
District 4: The Northeast Region     65
Squannacook River     65
Nissitissit River     69
Horn Pond     70
Sluice Pond     71
Lake Cochituate     72
Ashland Reservoir     74
Whitehall Reservoir     76
Bonus Site: Hopkinton State Park     78
Charles River     78
Merrimack River, Upper Section     81
Merrimack River, Lower Section     82
District 5: The Southeast Region     85
The Mainland
Long Pond, Lakeville/Freetown     85
Little Pond     88
Billington Sea     89
Long Pond, Plymouth     91
Monponsett Ponds     93
Cape Cod Freshwater
Peters Pond      95
Mashpee-Wakeby Ponds     97
Wequaquet Lake     99
Long Pond, Brewster/Harwich     101
Cliff Pond     102
Saltwater     105
Mainland to Cape Cod     107
Plum Island Area, Bridges     107
Plum Island Area, Oceanfront     108
Half-Way Rock     110
The Prong     112
The Curl     114
Cape Ann Suds     117
Jeffreys (or Jeffries) Ledge     119
Flounder Alley     120
Magnolia Rocks     121
The Groaner     123
Cashes Ledge     125
Stellwagen Bank, Northern Gloucester Area     126
Stellwagen Bank, The Middle Bank     131
Tillies Bank     132
Lynn Beach/Red Rock     134
Massachusetts Bay     135
Presidents Road     137
Faun Bar     138
Quincy Bay     140
Hospital Shoals     143
More about Stellwagen Bank (by Kinds of Fish)-Out of Green Harbor
Stellwagen Bank: "Ground Fish"     144
Stellwagen Bank: Tuna     148
Stellwagen Bank: Sharks     150
The Southern Mainland Coast
Pollock Shoal      152
Stone Ledge     154
Southwest Pocket     156
Cape Cod     158
Target Ship     158
Stony Bar     160
Race Point/Lighthouse     160
Chatham Cut     165
Monomoy Island     166
Bass River/West Dennis     167
Georges Bank     169
Popponesset     174
Elizabeth Islands, Buzzards Bay, and Other Islands     177
Quick's Hole-The Elizabeth Islands Area     177
Cuttyhunk Island     180
Sow and Pig's Reef     182
Buzzards Bay     184
Onset Bay     187
Cape Cod Canal     189
Vineyard Sound     191
Martha's Vineyard, from the Beach     193
Martha's Vineyard, from a Boat     195
Bonus Site: Nomans Land Island     197
Nantucket Sound     198
Nantucket Island, from the Beach     201
Great Point Rip (Nantucket Island Inshore)     203
Nantucket Island, Offshore     205
Oceanographers Canyon and Beyond     208
Index     211
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