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New Hampshire Bass Fishing

All about fishing for smallmouth and largemouth bass in New Hampshire lakes.

Bass fishing in New Hampshire

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in New Hampshire.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Granite State.

Bass Fishing Lakes In New Hampshire

5 Pound New Hampshire Bass Caught By Dominic
Dominic Coleman's 5 lb bass.

Bass are available in many lakes, ponds and rivers in NH. The major lakes that have a healthy population of bass include Bow Lake, Comerford Lake, Conway Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Wentworth, Lake Winnipesaukee, Mascoma Lake, Massabesic Lake, Merrymeeting Lake, Moore Reservoir, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, Silver Lake, Squam Lake, Sunapee Lake, Umbagog Lake and Winnisquam Lake.

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Catch big bass!

The New Hampshire state record largemouth bass was taken out of Lake Potanipo and Goose Pond was home to the NH state record smallmouth bass.

Fishing for bass In New Hampshire

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

NH State Record: 10 lbs 8 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

NH State Record: 7 lbs 14.5 oz

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Bass fishing information, by state.


Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit New Hampshire bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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Best bass fishing lakes in New Hampshire!