Quissett Harbor

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Off Quissett Harbor Road near Woods Hole. Small gravel parking area (free) at town bulkhead next to Quissett Harbor Boat Yard, fills quickly in the summer. Other small parking areas farther down Quissett Harbor Road. Easy carry to launching areas. Popular, well protected harbor with much boat traffic. Best fishing is in the outer harbor area; rocky shores along The Knob Conservation Area on the north side of the harbor often hold striped bass, best fishing in the early morning or evening. Small coves on the south side of the harbor often hold large bait schools in the fall that draw in game fish, both bass and bluefish. False albacore and bonito can sometimes be found in the fall at the mouth of the harbor. Waters outside the harbor into Buzzards Bay can be productive but heavy chop will be present during periods of southwest wind.