New Hampshire Fishing Report
If you’re planning a fishing trip to New Hampshire, you have some
excellent choices for lakes and streams throughout the state including Bow Lake, Comerford Lake, Conway Lake, First Connecticut Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Francis, Lake Wentworth, Lake Winnipesaukee, Mascoma Lake, Massabesic Lake, Merrymeeting Lake, Moore Reservoir, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, Paugus Bay, Second connecticut Lake, Silver Lake, Squam Lake, Sunapee Lake, Umbagog Lake, Winnisquam Lake and others. Many
of the lakes in New Hampshire have camping facilities as well as other
accommodations nearby. New Hampshire is well known for excellent Bass,
Salmon and Trout fishing. Additionally, in waters around the state
you’ll find populations of Crappie, Catfish, Tiger Musky, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Bowfin and sunfish including Pumpkinseed Sunfish, Rock Bass, White Perch, Yellow Perch
which are plentiful in some waters.
Fishing is regulated in New Hampshire by the Fish & Game Department.
You can check their website for current fishing reports. Other
fishing reports are offered by independent services which collect
information from fishermen. Some reports are divided by regions
(southern, northern, eastern and western), some are listed by fish
species while others are listed simply lake-by-lake.
Reading New Hampshire Fishing Reports
Often archived New Hampshire fishing reports from prior years can help
you identify seasonal patterns for a specific lake. Review the
prior reports to find consistent information for summer months
of June, July and August. The information will be different than
that for the fall months of September and October. Winter months
of November, December, January and February will show reports unique
to this time of year, possibly including ice fishing reports. Pay
special attention to the spring (March, April and May) fishing
reports from prior years as they should provide information to
help you predict the approximate time for the spawn.
If you are considering a visit to New Hampshire for a fishing
trip and are unfamiliar with the area, some of the major cities
in New Hampshire include Colebrook, Lancaster, Gorman, Milan,
Claremont, Keene, Nashua, Manchester, Concord, Meredith and
others scattered across NH, some with fishing opportunities nearby.
To enhance your fishing experience, you may want to hire a local
guide. Click here for a list of New
Hampshire fishing guides.
New Hampshire Fishing Reports
The fishing report resources listed below offer independent information
about fishing conditions at various lakes, rivers and streams in
New Hampshire. Use this information knowing that weather and other factors
may have caused fishing conditions to change since the reports
Best of luck to you on all your fishing trips in New Hampshire. Use the
navigation on the left to find fishing reports for other states.
New Hampshire Fishing Reports For Lakes, Rivers and Streams