Kayak Fishing in Massachusetts

Customer name: Bill O'Connor
City/State: Monson, MA
Where do you fish/launch? I launch as far away as the Connecticut and Rhode Island coast. We just finished 4 days down the Connecticut river from Enfield to Old Saybrook. The drybag I bought from you guys was worth every penny. 63 mile according to GPS..
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Stripers and blues in the ocean and Largemouth at home.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Wacky rig yamamoto's and top water stuff for the bass, eels, sluggos, and spoons and anything in my tackle bag for the ocean.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness systems Pungo 120. 2 rod holders and anchor rig. Plus a fishfinder with batt. compt mounted in the back. Transducer epoxyed behind seat.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? You guys have all the tips!
Comments: I tell everyone I know with a kayak to check out your site.


Customer name: Steve Stinson
City/State: Whitman, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Mouth of the North River, Barnstable Harbor, Green Harbor.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Stripers, Blues and Flatties.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Striper swiper, Rapala Husky Jerk, Needlefish, etc.
What kind of kayak do you have? Old Town Loon 138
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Always looking for new ideas.
Comments: Your site is THE BEST there is! Keep up the good work!


Customer name: Rick Lamagna
City/State: Belchertown, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Rivers, Ponds and Lakes.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? All Speices
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Live Bait and artificial lures.
What kind of kayak do you have? 12 foot Old Town Dirigo.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Take your kayak out a few times before making any permanent mounts.
Comments - Great Website!


Customer name: Ted Coolidge
City/State: Berlin, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Mass and Maine Lakes, Rivers and Coastal Waterways
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Trout, Salmon, Stripers and Blues
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Live Bait, Jigs, Spoons, Tins and Panther Martin Lures work good on all Trout and Salmon.
What kind of kayak do you have? Malibu Explorer Angler, 12 ft., Native Watercraft Manta Ray 12 ft.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Don't overload with too much and leash everything!
Comments - Your service was very fast and I will be ordering from you in the near future.


Customer name: Jake Jacobs
City/State: North Truro, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Lower Cape Cod.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Striped Bass, Bluefin, and Fluke.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Tube and worm, Home built lures, tin.
What kind of kayak do you have? Cobra Fish n Dive.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Keep everything hand for ease of access.


Customer name: Kevin Sarsfield
City/State: Sterling, MA
Where do you fish/launch? I fish in lakes and ponds in both Massachusetts and Maine.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? I usually target bass (small mouth and large mouth).
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? I use anything and everything.
What kind of kayak do you have? I have an Old Town Predator.


Customer name: Chris Viens
City/State: Marstons Mills, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Fresh and salt water, Cape Cod Mass.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Stripers, Bluefish, Large and small mouth.
What kind of kayak do you have? Native Ultimate 14.5.


Customer name: James Eicher
City/State: North Reading, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Northshore in MA.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Stripers and Blues.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Soft plastics, eels and tube and worms.
What kind of kayak do you have? OK prowler 13 with rudder and Heritage feather lite 9.5.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Keep it simple.
Comments: If you want fast delivery good prices and great customer service than go with Hook1.


Customer name: Cliff Erich
City/State: Holliston, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Assabet, Concord & Charles River systems and tributaries, Cape Cod, Falmouth bay areas.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Large and Small Mouthed Bass,Pickerel, Trout, Pike, Musky, Salmon, etc.. in the salt, Stripahs;-) Blues, Fluke and Black Bass.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Freshwater favorite is a 5" black/neon Yum! "Dinger" set up to a dropshot, & for salt, 3" Storm/Tsunami "herring" swimbait (the red eyes ones are Great!!) for stripers, or tube n' worm rigged/live lined 5-6" pogie/mackerels/eels, etc...
What kind of kayak do you have? Ocean Kayak Prowler 13 angler edition.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Do NOTHING to it until you get comfortable IN it and establish where you'll be paddling, feet rests, farthest you'd want to reach to get you rod setup etc... Then, add rod holders and anchor line setup. I like to have a Ram Rod Tube mount in front of me facing back towards me a bit so as the rod tip drops the line right into my lap to restring/cut/tie on lures etc.. Just remember the words Thorough said "Simplify, simplify, simplify!"


Customer name: Rick
City/State: Belchertown, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Western Mass
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Bass (Smallmouth and Largemouth), Trout, Broodstock Salmon, Yellow Perch, Pickeral, Shad and Stripers.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? All kinds but my favorite is live bait
What kind of kayak do you have? I own 2 Perception Sundance's, 9.5' and 12.2'
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Keep it simple and don't overload yourself.
Comments: Great website with excellent products and information.


Customer name: Andy
City/State: Boston, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Around Boston, South Shore, as well as throughout RI
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Striped Bass, Blue Fish, Chad
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Fly fish mostly, as well as white mullets with 1/2 oz jigheads.
What kind of kayak do you have? Ocean Kayak Scrambler XL, Perception Acadia 12.5
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? It's so worth it - two flush mount rod holders and a fly rod holder. Couldn't ask for more and it took me all of an hour to cut, sand, glue and fasten.
Comments: Nice Site, thanks for the resource.


Customer name: Dave
City/State: MASS
Where do you fish/launch? Fresh/Saltwater, central and cape cod, massachusetts
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Large Mouth Bass, Striped Bass and all others...
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? All.
What kind of kayak do you have? 12' Walden Scout
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Tie everything in.


Customer name: Norman Ulibarri
City/State: Westford, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Eastern, Western Mass, Southern & Central NH including the coast.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? LM, SM Bass, Stripers and Blues, Trout, Landlock Salmon and Broodstock Atlantic Salmon.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? I fly fish a lot and my go to fly is usually a woolybugger or some variation of one. When I am not fly fishing, I like Plastics, worms or grubs.
What kind of kayak do you have? Hobie Outback fishing package.
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? None yet! Newbie looking for tips and finding them on your site and others.
Any photos we can put on our web site? Soon...
Comments: I am retiring in a few weeks and am starting my new adventure with a fishing yak at age 62. I read about kayak fishing in a magazine article and I was HOOKED! I have been missing the BOAT on this one - pun intended. Since then, I have been noticing fishing kayaks locally. You folks on the shaky side are once again ahead of us on the dirty side. Although I have fished out of small and large boats, canoes, poontoon boats, I am learning to stay in my yak and its all fun so far! I can hardly wait to become proficient enough to join other coastal yak fishermen.


Customer name: Scott Robbins
City/State: Yarmouth Port, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Salt water tidal rivers, protected bays and harbors.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Exclusively striped bass.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Top surface (poppers) and rubber baits.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Systems Pungo 12'
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Not experienced enough for dispensing tips but always looking for them. (1st year kayak fishing).
Any photos we can put on our web site? Not that fanatic yet, but hoping.
Comments: It's about time I got off the pot and acquired a kayak for fishing (& exploring - low tide structural features). Now I don't have to wish for getting to the spot where the fish are partying! I'm there baby!


Customer name: Greg Arthur
City/State: Shirley, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Cape Cod Canal, east end.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Striped Bass, Fluke.
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Live.
What kind of kayak do you have? Chesapeake 17, home built.
Comments: Looking forward to mounting and using my new rod holder.


Customer name: Larry MacKinnon
City/State: Norwood, MA
Where do you fish/launch? South Dartmouth, Westport MA area.
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Stripers and Bluefish.
What kind of kayak do you have? Wilderness Systems (Cape Hatteras) kayak.


Customer name: Al Mattera
City/State: Rochester, MA
Where do you fish/launch? North East Coast, New England
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Striper, Bass, Mackrel
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Poppers/ Jigs Diamond; Live: Ell, Herring
What kind of kayak do you have? SOT Cobra Tourer
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Use scupper hole for fish finder transducer.
Comments: Karen, Thanks for taking the personal initiative to call regarding the additional item I requested. Keep up the good work. I've decided to use your company for All my future kayak needs. Many thanks. ( thanks)


Customer name: Rich Young
City/State: Boston, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Charles River, Newton, MA
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Bass
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Spinner bait, plastic worms, surface lures for weeds .
What kind of kayak do you have? Pungo 120
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? I just started and would appreciate any ideas.


Customer name: Jeffrey Lopez
City/State: Winthrop, MA
Where do you fish/launch? Deer Island, Winthrop
What kind of fish do you catch or target? Stripe Bass, Bluefish, Tautog, Bonito
What kind of lures, jigs or live bait do you use? Santini Tube n Worm, Top-Water Plugs, Live Herring and Mackeral.
What kind of kayak do you have? Tarpon 120 Angler, Malibu Extreme
Do you have any good tips for rigging a kayak for fishing? Keep it simple.
Comments: I enjoy hunting big Stripers here in New England. Largest to date, while in a kayak has been 40", 35 lbs, caught on Santini Tube n Worm.

 

 

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