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Top places to fish for bass, catfish, crappie and more in NH.

Lake Francis, Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Moore Reservoir, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, Squam Lake, Umbagog Lake and Winnisquam Lake are the most popular places for fishing in New Hampshire, offering anglers the chance to pursue a variety of fish species. Most of these lakes ice over in winter and ice fishing is popular at many of them.

  • Bow Lake
  • Conway Lake
  • Great East Lake
  • Lake Sunapee
  • Lake Wentworth
  • Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Mascoma Lake
  • Massabesic Lake
  • Merrymeeting Lake
  • Moore Reservoir, NH
  • Newfound Lake
  • Ossipee Lake
  • Paugus Bay
  • Silver Lake
  • Squam Lake
  • Umbagog Lake
  • Winnisquam Lake
Best Bass Lakes

Bow Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Sunapee, Lake Wentworth, Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake, Massabesic Lake, Merrymeeting Lake, Silver Lake, Squam Lake, Umbagog Lake and Winnisquam Lake are considered some of the best options for largemouth and smallmouth bass. More...

Top Crappie Lakes

Bellamy Reservoir, Lake Wentworth, Pawtuckaway Lake, Massabesic Lake and Winnisquam Lake are a few of the most popular lakes for black and white crappie. More...

Favorite Perch and Sunfish-Panfish Lakes

Bow Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake, Squam Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Wentworth, Ossipee Lake and Winnisquam Lake are some popular lakes to fish for bluegill, bream, perch and other sunfish. More...

Best Walleye Lakes

The Connecticut River, Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Mascoma Lake and Squam Lake are among the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Conway Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Moore Reservoir, Merrymeeting Lake, Newfound Lake, Paugus Bay, Squam Lake, Umbagog Lake, Silver Lake and Winnisquam Lake, plus the Connecticut River are the favorite options for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Favorite Salmon Lakes

Conway Lake, Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Merrymeeting Lake, Newfound Lake, Ossipee Lake, Paugus Bay, Squam Lake, Umbagog Lake and Winnisquam Lake are the most popular lakes for atlantic and coho salmon fishing. More...

Visit the New Hampshire fishing page for links to information covering a wide variety of fish species and local fishing choices in the state. Visit the New Hampshire map to identify your best route to these top fishing locations. Look to our sister site for additional information about boating in NH at many of the most popular lakes in the state.

 

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