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#1 kayakfisher16

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Posted June 14 2013 - 4:39 PM

Does anyone know any good spots for Stipers Or blues in the river if so what are good baits/ lures to use for them. I took my kayak up and down the river a couple times in the last 2 weeks and have only got 2 schoolies using sea worms. I usually start around toms bait and tackle and work my way down until the point of pines fishing peer. also does anyone know if there are any baitfish to catch in the river?http://www.stripersonline.com/content/type/61/id/1597685/width/1000/height/1000

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Posted June 14 2013 - 4:59 PM

I can tell you that the Saugus River to General Edwards Bridge will hold Winter Flounder, Window Pane Flounder and Summer Flounder. It will also hold Taug and some have reported Sea Bass but I personally have not caught a sea bass out there.
The big bait fish, Pogies, will make a prescene there from time to time, their arrival can be now-September. You'll know there are pogies there when you see the pogie boat at night, gill netting. Big bait, big bass.

IMO, if you are experienced enough and can perform a self rescue, start fishing the Saugus River at night. A 3/4oz jig head and 9" black sluggo or 13" blamber hogy, Kayak, and fish finder can do a lot of damage in there. Cast and drift the river. All those little bends. If you don't find large, then it's time to head out front and explore places, like Nahant, swampscott, marblehead....the list is endless....you got the kayak, go get the fish. It's that simple. Buy a Santini Tube in Red, 2 dozen worms, start at 6am and fish till sun down. Troll the rocks on the northshore. I guarantee you 40lbs before the season is over. But you have to put in your time. These rocky areas from Nahant to Gloucester is a kayak fishing mecca. I spent countless hours in that vector and have caught a boat load of large....but no one is going to hand it to you. Happy hunting and be safe.

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Posted June 14 2013 - 5:21 PM

I would go out along Nahant and those places but I just began kayaking in the river this year and don't really want to hit open ocean yet. Is kayaking around there hard to do? im pretty new to kayaking in the ocean. But if you know any other good bait or lures to use in the river let me know.

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Posted June 14 2013 - 5:36 PM

I would go out along Nahant and those places but I just began kayaking in the river this year and don't really want to hit open ocean yet. Is kayaking around there hard to do? im pretty new to kayaking in the ocean. But if you know any other good bait or lures to use in the river let me know.



If you read what I posted again, I suggested what to buy and use in the river.

The ocean is your friend. Research the weather and waves. low south west wind and less then 2' waves is ideal. Whether you are in a river or out Ocean front you still need to know how to do a self rescue in the kayak.

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Posted July 03 2013 - 7:11 AM


I live across the street from the bait shop. Let me know when you go yak fishing. I just got my own.




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Posted July 04 2013 - 8:25 AM

Railroad tracks and the Lynnway bridges. Outgoing tide. Be careful.

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Posted July 09 2013 - 8:51 AM


If you're ever offering guided trips , I'd be in.    mikdagg@gmail.com




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Posted September 12 2013 - 7:01 PM

i've fished the river for some time in the last few years and it can be explosive in there but like always fishing is fishing there's either non stop action or non stop skunking put in your time find structure and if i could recommend one tip i've stood on a bridge at night and just stared at fishing blasting under the bridge watch what they're eating and how its flowing through the current and try to mimic it as best you can the coolest thing about there is you can fish almost 100% of the shoreline but rivers are tricky so the more time you spend the more you'll learn (as far as bait theres a lot and i mean a lot of eels in there if you don't beleive me throw a chunk and wait) hope this helps some