Fishing and Hunting

Fishing at Waquoit Bay

Fin fishing and Shell fishing

A permit is required for the taking of any shellfish from Waquoit Bay or its tributaries (available from Falmouth or Mashpee Town Halls).

Saltwater fishing information, regulations and permits are available through Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game

Freshwater fishing information is provided by the Massachusetts Department of Fish & Game. Quashnet River is open only to catch and release angling (artificial lures only).

Hunting in Waquoit Bay


Many sections of the Reserve are open to hunting during the Massachusetts hunting season.

Hunting Season Dates

For more information about hunting seasons, permits, and laws please refer to the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife hunting page for more information.