Sponsor Announcement: Three Belles Outfitters

Kayak fishing in the Northeast has grown exponentially in recent years, due in no small part to great companies like Three Belles Outfitters, whose motto is “Life is better on the water.” As one of the biggest kayak dealers in the nation, we are very grateful that they never forget the “little guys.”

For our 2022 season, Three Belles Outfitters will be offering Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ members additional savings……


Sponsor Announcement: Rocky Ledge Tackle

We very excited to announce that Rocky Ledge Tackle will continue to sponsor Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ through the 2022 season!

Based in New Hampshire, Owner Jim Migliozzi makes some of the best baits around. You can expect nothing but quality from Rocky Ledge Tackle: bass fishing staples like spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and jigs, to some of the most unique baits in the game, which is what really sets them……


Sponsor Announcement: Old Glory Outdoors

We a very happy to announce that Old Glory Outdoors will once again be sponsoring Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’!

Veteran owned and operated, Old Glory Outdoors is located in East Brookfield, MA, and has an extensive lineup of rods and reels, as well as a wide variety of artificial baits and tackle, from 6th Sense to X Zone Lures to Z Man and much more. Old Glory Outdoors also has……


And the 2021 Eastern Division Angler of the Year is…

Winning the Angler of the Year title is about consistency. It’s a slow burn. Winning obviously doesn’t hurt, but performing on a high level over the course of the season is what brings home the Angler of the Year trophy. A single misstep, as we saw in the Western Division, is often the death knell on an angler’s chances of taking home that title.

The Eastern Division Angler of the Year race was……


And the 2021 Western Division Angler of the Year is…

Massachusetts Kayak Bassin’ has grown to be the biggest, most successful kayak bass fishing series in Massachusetts, if not all of New England. Much of our success in 2021 was owed to Jigs and Bigs co-host Shawn Dominik and Nelson da Costa, both of whom stepped up to run our new Western Division.

Fittingly, these two anglers battled it out all season over on the western side of the state.

With……


The 2022 Knockout Series: New England

The Knockout Series is expanding!

Started in 2016, this bracketed, one-on-one tournament series has been a success each season. For the 2022 season, however, we have decided to allow anglers from all New England states to compete in the series.

As such, some old rules needed to be changed, while new rules needed to be implemented.

The complete updated rules can be found here. If you intend to……


2022 Tournament Updates and Changes

As we enter our seventh season, we have some new opportunities on the horizon, as well as some changes to existing things, which you’ll want to read about below…

SUNDAY EVENTS

Due to the speed at which this sport continues to grow, especially up here in the Northeast, opportunities that just a few years ago were out of reach for many are now well within grasp. As such, we decided to include a……


The 2022 MAKB Trail Schedule

The 2022 Eastern and Western Division trail schedules have been announced! We’re excited and looking forward to another great season. So let’s jump right into the schedules…

EASTERN DIVISION

Apr 16 – Walkers Pond & Upper/Lower Mill Ponds (Brewster)
Apr 30 – Snipatuit Pond (Rochester)
May 7 – New Bedford Reservoir (Achushnet)
May 28 – Lake Massapoag (Sharon)
Jun 5 – Agawam Mill Pond (Wareham)
Jun 19 – Whitehall Reservoir (Hopkinton)
Jul 2……


The Best-Laid Plans

This was originally written for the Jackson Kayak fishing blog earlier this year, but was never posted, for whatever reason. Instead of letting it go to waste, here it is…

In 1785 Scottish poet Robert Burns penned one of the most famous lines of all time: “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men gang aft agley.”

Maybe you’re not into old Scots-language poetry (and I wouldn’t hold that against you), but you……


Smart Move Decides October

With only four people registered, there wasn’t a whole lot of action in October’s Monthly Challenge. In fact, since someone else on staff judges the monthly challenges, I kind of forgot about it until about twenty minutes ago!

I did check in on things a few times, though. Eric Graves and Steve Hedges fished Week 1, while Nick Ringgard and Dan Johnson Jr. fished Week 4.

Only five fish were entered in the first……