Secrets for Striper Fishing in Massachusetts

Stripers will spawn in the spring when the water temperature reaches around sixty-five degrees and this is an excellent time to fish. When saltwater fishing you will get the best results right after low tide or when the tide is moving in. Using these tips can help to increase the number of stripers you can reel in during each of your fishing trips.

Where to find stripers in Massachusetts

There are many places where you can find the stripers in Massachusetts so it really doesn’t matter where you’re located. Still, it’s nice to have an idea of where to get started. Therefore, below are some of the most well-known places where you can find stripers in this state.

Where to fish for stripers in Massachusetts:

Plum Island
Merrimack River
Cape Cod Canal
Wollaston Beach
Connecticut River
Taunton River

There are many more places to go striper fishing but the ones listed above are some of the best places to get started, depending on where you’re located.

Reeling in a striper can be very challenging and you need to be ready because when they strike, they usually do so hard and with lots of force. When you feel them hit, you need to set the hook fast with a strong snap to make sure he’s hooked good enough to reel in.

Trolling is a great method that gives you more control over the depth in which you’re fishing. This will help you keep the bait in the area where the stripers are located. Casting and surf fishing are also good techniques to use.

Anytime you go striper fishing make sure you’re fully prepared so you can have a safe and enjoyable trip. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, it’s recommended that you go out with someone who does know it well or that you get a map to help you learn your way around. It’s also recommended that you only go out during the daylight hours until you get to know the area better. Safety should always come first.

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Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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