Mattapoisett River

Details

Location:
Mattapoisett, MA
United States United States
Coordinates:
41.6495, -70.82728
Distance:
9.5 Miles
Description:

The Mattapoisett River is a river (9.5 miles long) in southeastern Massachusetts.

The river begins at Snipatuit Pond in Rochester and flows generally southwards through Mattapoisett to empty into Mattapoisett Harbor in Buzzards Bay. It flows through wetlands during much of its course.

Historically the Mattapoisett River has contained the bay's most abundant herring populations. For example, town reports for 1906 recorded that the river's total catch was 626,000 alewives, with a further 465,000 alewives in the 1907 report. Fish drastically declined in the 20th century until almost extinguished, but local restoration efforts from the mid 1980s onwards have begun a slow recovery by removing obstacles.

Cover/Structure:

Coves, brush, ledges, brush, shoreline riprap.

Spot Access:
Parking (car/truck), Picnic Area, Shore fishing access, Playground, Restrooms, Fly Fishing, Wading
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Map

Map for 41.6495, -70.82728
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Fishing Reports

There are no reports for this fishing spot.

Fish

Alewife-240-fw

Alewife (Alosa Pseudoharengus)

Freshwater
130
Stripedbass-240-fwsw

Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
Bluegill-240-fwsw

Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)

Freshwater
Brownbullhead-240-fw

Bullhead, Brown (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Freshwater
Americaneel-190-fwsw

Eel, American (Anguilla rostrata)

Freshwater
242
Yellowperch-240-fw

Perch, Yellow (Perca flavescens)

Freshwater
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Trout, Steelhead (Rainbow) (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Guides

There are no guides specified for this fishing spot.

Lodges

Clark House Inn

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Hollyhurst Cottage Inn

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INN on the SOUND

The Inn is open spring, summer and autumn and is equally special during each of the seasons. The cooler months bring our blazing fireplace to life, while the crisp cool breezes entice you to stroll...
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Narragansett House

The Narragansett House is a very special place to stay when visiting the enchanted island of Martha's Vineyard. Along with the delightful Iroquis Cottage, a charming Victorian guest house, it is ide...
Oak Bluffs, MA, United States United States
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White Swan Bed and Breakfast

Our romantic bed and breakfast is conveniently located not far from to the mouth of Cape Cod and busy resorts. Escape the traffic from Boston when you choose our beach as your destination. Visit C...
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Woods Hole Passage Bed & Breakfast

This century-old carriage house and barn sits on two acres of gardens, within walking distance to bay and ocean beaches. Choose from five graciously appointed bedrooms, all with a private bath. Enjo...
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Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.