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Gone Fishin’

Massachusetts’ 100 Best Waters

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, this book is your ultimate guide to fishing in Massachusetts. Manny Luftglass, a veteran fisherman and journalist, has written a definitive and entertaining guide to fishing the salt, fresh, and brackish waters of the Bay State. Providing 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 the year, and even specific areas to fish at most locations, this is truly the only fishing guide to Massachusetts you’ll ever need. For ease of use, the book has been organized according to the areas recognized by the Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, with an accompanying map for each section. Good-humored and packed to the gills with useful information, it’s like having the author as your personal fishing guide.

256 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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Table of Contents

Foreword - Ian A. Bowles • Acknowledgments • Introduction • PART 1. FRESHWATER • DISTRICT 1: THE WESTERN REGION • Pontoosuc Lake • Onota Lake • Stockbridge Bowl • Buckley-Dunton Reservoir • Otis Reservoir • Deerfield River, Western Portion • Westfield River, West Branch • Westfield River, Middle Branch • Westfield River, East Branch • DISTRICT 2: THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY REGION • Deerfield River, Connecticut Valley Region • Connecticut River, North River Area • Connecticut River, Mid-River Area • Connecticut River, Lower Third • SMALLER WEST-TO-EAST WATERS • Congamond Lakes • Cranberry Pond • Red Bridge Pond/Pool-Chicopee River • Lake Rohunta • Lake Mattawa • Swift River • East Brimfield Reservoir • Hamilton Reservoir • Quabbin Reservoir (Districts 2 and 3) • DISTRICT 3: THE CENTRAL REGION • Wachusett Reservoir • Ware River • Nichol’s Flood Control Pond ("A-1") • Asnacomet ("Comet") Pond • Brooks Pond • Quinapoxet River • Webster Lake • Quamcumquasit ("South") Pond • Quaboag ("North") Pond • Wallum Pond • DISTRICT 4: THE NORTHEAST REGION • Squannacook River • Nissitissit River • Horn Pond • Sluice Pond • Lake Cochituate • Ashland Reservoir • Whitehall Reservoir - Bonus Site: Hopkington State Park • Charles River • Merrimack River, Upper Section • Merrimack River, Lower Section • DISTRICT 5: THE SOUTHEAST REGION • THE MAINLAND • Long Pond, Lakeville/Freetown • Little Pond • Billington Sea • Long Pond, Plymouth • Monponsett Ponds • CAPE COD FRESHWATER • Peters Pond • Mashpee-Wakeby Ponds • Wequaquet Lake • Long Pond, Brewster/Harwich • Cliff Pond • PART II. SALTWATER • MAINLAND TO CAPE COD • Plum Island Area, Bridges • Plum Island Area, Oceanfront • Half-Way Rock • The Prong • The Curl • ape Ann Suds • Jeffreys (or Jeffries) Ledge • Flounder Alley • Magnolia Rocks • The Groaner • Cashes Ledge • Stellwagen Bank, Northern Gloucester Area • Stellwagen Bank, The Middle Bank • Tillies Bank • Lynn Beach/Red Rock • Massachusetts Bay • Presidents Road • Faun Bar • Quincy Bay • Hospital Shoals • MORE ABOUT STELLWAGEN BANK (BY KINDS OF FISH) - OUT OF GREEN HARBOR • Stellwagen Bank: "Ground Fish" • Stellwagen Bank: Tuna • Stellwagen Bank: Sharks • THE SOUTHERN MAINLAND COAST • Pollock Shoal • Stone Ledge • Southwest Pocket • CAPE COD • Target Ship • Stony Bar • Race Point/Lighthouse • Chatham Cut • Monomoy Island • Bass River/West Dennis • Georges Bank • Popponesse • ELIZABETH ISLANDS, BUZZARDS BAY, AND OTHER ISLANDS • Quick’s Hole - The Elizabeth Islands Area • Cuttyhunk Island • Sow and Pig’s Reef • Buzzards Bay • Onset Bay • Cape Cod Canal • Vineyard South • Martha’s Vineyard, from the Beach • Martha’s Vineyard, from a Boat • Bonus Site: Noman’s Land Island • Nantucket Sound • Nantucket Island, from the Beach • Great Point Rip (Nantucket Island Inshore) • Nantucket Island, Offshore • Oceanographer’s Canyon and Beyond • Index

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