Flax Pond (Lynn)
This relatively fertile, 71 acre pond is located just north of Route 129 in Lynn. It has a maximum depth of 29 feet and an average depth of 14 feet. The bottom is mostly rubble and sand, providing good, solid footing for shoreline wading. Transparency is seven feet and aquatic vegetation is fairly abundant. Development in the surrounding area is moderate to heavy, and numerous roads (not shown on map) branch toward the pond from Broadway and Western Avenue.
Access for cartop boats and canoes is provided by off Magnolia Street. There are at least four other foot access sites around the pond, and boats could also be launched from some of these. All available parking is multiple use, so some access sites may not be available at certain times on certain days, but through a little trial and error any angler can always find access.
Fish Populations: largemouth bass, yellow perch, white perch, black crappie, pumpkinseed, bluegill and golden shiner.
Aquatic vegetation is fairly abundant.
The bottom is mostly rubble and sand, providing good, solid footing for shoreline wading. Docks, pilings.
Like many urban ponds, this one is largely shunned by local fishermen in favor of waters with more natural settings or greater fame. As a result, fishing pressure is relatively light, and bass and perch grow to large (though rarely trophy) size. Bass and panfish anglers should find plenty of action here, but due to potential conflicts with other users during the summer, spring and fall fishing is recommended. This pond also appears to be a good prospect for ice fishing.