News Try the new fishing map to locate top fishing spots in Massachusetts

Planning a fishing trip in Massachusetts? Use the latest digital fishing map to find out where to cast your line.
  • Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
  • Department of Fish and Game
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Division of Marine Fisheries
Fishing in Massachusetts

Use this digital map to find great fishing spots at lakes, ponds, streams, rivers, and coastal locations. Before you hit the water, be sure to get your freshwater fishing license or saltwater fishing permit

Navigation Tips:

  • Locations marked with a gold star indicate areas that are very easy to access.
  • Use the search bar at the top of the page to look for specific lakes, rivers, or towns.
  • The link button to the right of the search bar offers more resources for exploring outdoor recreation in Massachusetts.
  • At the bottom of the page you will also find 5 helpful buttons:
layer list
 Layer list. Use this list to turn features on and off.
 Print a map.
 Share a link to the specific location you're viewing
near me
 Near me. Search for fishing spots within a certain distance of your current location.

Tell us what you think

We're continually looking for ways to make it easier for you to get outside and enjoy all the great fishing Massachusetts has to offer. We value your feedback and want to improve our tools. If you use the map, please leave feedback on this page or message us directly on social media ( @massdfg; MassWildlife)

Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs 

EEA seeks to protect, preserve, and enhance the Commonwealth’s environmental resources while ensuring a clean energy future for the state’s residents. Through the stewardship of open space, protection of environmental resources, and enhancement of clean energy, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs works tirelessly to make Massachusetts a wonderful place to live, work, and raise a family.

Department of Fish and Game 

The Department of Fish and Game works to preserve the state's natural resources. We exercise responsibility over the Commonwealth's marine and freshwater fisheries, wildlife species, plants, and natural communities, as well as the habitats that support them.

Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.

Division of Marine Fisheries 

The Division of Marine Fisheries manages the state’s commercial and recreational saltwater fisheries and oversees other services that support the marine environment and fishing communities.