Guide to the best fishing spots in Massachusetts

As we are in the full swing of summer, you might want to take a step back and have a peaceful day by the water. Which wouldn’t be surprising seeing that nearly 55 million Americans went fishing at least once in 2021 breaking the previous record in 2020-the highest levels in over a decade. As we hit the calm water, we look forward to peaceful days and maybe a lucky catch or two.

For those looking to find the best fishing spots, our agents have suggested some of their favorite fishing spots in Massachusetts.

Cape Cod Canal | Buzzards Bay and Sandwich

With annual visitation exceeding three million, the Cape Cod Canal is a popular destination for locals and visitors. Fishing is permitted from the Canal banks in all areas except Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the Canal Administration area in Buzzards Bay.

Shawme Pond | Sandwichfishing spots in Massachusetts

The pond is divided into two sections Lower Shawme Pond which is close to Sandwich Center and Upper Shawme Pond which is located near the Heritage Museum and Gardens. Residents enjoy kayaking and fishing on Shawme Pond as well as hiking on conservation land abutting the pond.

Long Pond | Centerville

A 50-acre freshwater kettle pond, Long Pond is frequented by residents for fishing, swimming and boating.

Dowses Beach | Osterville

Head to the raised platform away from swimmers to cast your line. Looking for a somewhat tougher experience? Head to the jetty where the waters of East Bay meets Nantucket Sound. Here you are likely to find a fresh supply of scup.

Race Point Beach | ProvincetownRace Point Beach Fishing Spots MA

Located at the tip of the Cape, Race Point is known for reeling in stripers and bluefish. The strong currents help create a rip line for all fishermen.

Deer Island | Winthrop

The main street bridge that separates Winthrop from East Boston is a famous fishing spot that’s a great place to drop a lobster pot or two.

Charles River | Bostonfishing spots in Massachusetts

With over three miles of waterfront, the Charles River is a fishing mecca in the middle of a large city. Read more from Boston Magazine’s guide on fishing the Charles River!

South Watuppa Pond | Fall River

The third largest naturally-occurring body of water in the state of Massachusetts, the pond is home to largemouth bass, smallmouth bass and tiger muskie.