Massachusetts Striper Fishing: Lynn Harbor and the Saugus River

The estuarine Saugus River extends from the inner shores of Nahant Beach — 45 minutes out of Boston — to the marshes and marsh fisheries inland close to routes 1 and 128 and the historic Saugus Iron Works. The area, which includes Revere’s and Lynn’s Rumney Marshes, presents to kayak fishing entthusiasts and reliable inshore striped bass kayak fishing area that includes both deepwater areas and tidal-trench marshes.

You can shore fish, flyfish, and small-boat fish the area. The fishery’s expansive flats and shallows flats extend from Revere’s Point of Pines to Nahant Beach in Lynn.

The Saugus River separates the Rumney Marshes from Rever Broad Sound. The area is one of critical environmental concern, laced by an intricate maze of canals and saltwater embayment.

The river and associated bay and marshes fill with stripers during the spring migration. You’ll also find good bottom fishing here on black-back flounder. At …