Weweantic River

Details

Location:
Wareham, MA
United States United States
Coordinates:
41.7223, -70.72448
Description:

The Weweantic River is a river in southeastern Massachusetts.

The river arises in wetlands in Carver, meanders generally south through swampy birch and maple forests in Middleborough and Rochester, and drains into a Buzzards Bay estuary in Wareham near the mouth of the Sippican River. Its watershed covers approximately 18,000 acres (73 km²), with many cranberry bogs in its upper reaches.

Although the river has historically abounded in fish and shellfish, it currently has no significant herring population due to dam obstruction below Horseshoe Pond.

The Weweantic Estuary is a moderately sized

embayment to Buzzards Bay at 588 acres of

water surface and is relatively deep (mean depth

of 5.9 m). Within the tidal reaches of the

Weweantic Estuary, eelgrass beds are not present

much above the mouth of Pattons Cove (Beaver

Creek Marshes) which is south of the confluence

of the Weweantic and Sippican Rivers (and Rt.

6). Salinity within this region averaged 18 ppt

near Pattons Cove, 16 ppt within the Weweantic

tributary, south of Rt. 195. and only 22.6 ppt at

the tip of Cromeset Neck. These low salinities

are linked to the high freshwater discharges of

the rivers. It is likely that poor water quality has

resulted in the loss of eelgrass from this inner

region. The lower portion of the estuary currently

supports less than 5 acres of eelgrass

beds, in part due to the depth of the lower basin.

Wareham boatyard marina is located at Rose Point on the beautiful Weweantic River, in Wareham, Massachusetts.

The Weweantic River is a prime Striped Bass Hangout.

Aquatic vegetation:

Eel grass, salt marsh.

Cover/Structure:

Brush, coves, ledges, submerged riprap.

Spot Access:
Boat Ramp, Parking (car/truck), Parking (boat/trailer), Picnic Area, Shore fishing access, Restrooms, Wading
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Photos

Map

Map for 41.7223, -70.72448
New Fishing Report

Fishing Reports

about 4 years ago (04/28/2010)

Weweantic River Fishing Report 04.28.10

POV fishing with Riptide Charters for Early season stripers http://vimeo.com/11283280

Fish

Largemouth-240-fw

Bass, Largemouth (Micropterus salmoides)

Freshwater
Smallmouth-240-fw

Bass, Smallmouth (Micropterus dolomieu)

Freshwater
Stripedbass-240-fwsw

Bass, Striped (Morone saxatilis)

848
Brownbullhead-240-fw

Bullhead, Brown (Ameiurus nebulosus)

Freshwater

Guides

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Lodges

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Tournaments

There are no tournaments associated with this fishing spot.