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Best New Hampshire Fishing Lakes

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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.

  • Lake Sunapee
  • Lake Winnipesaukee
  • Moore Reservoir, NH
  • Squam Lake
  • Umbagog Lake
  • Winnisquam Lake
Best Bass Lakes

Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake, Merrymeeting 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, 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, Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake, Squam Lake, Great East 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 are Squam Lake are among the top lakes for walleye fishing. More...

Popular Trout Lakes

Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Moore Reservoir, Newfound Lake, Squam Lake, Umbagog Lake and Winnisquam Lake, plus the Connecticut River are the favorite options for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout. More...

Favorite Salmon Lakes

Lake Sunapee, Lake Winnipesaukee, Merrymeeting lake, Newfound Lake, 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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