Guide To Great Trout Fishing Locations In New Hampshire
All about fishing for rainbow, brook, brown and lake trout in local lakes and streams.
Most of the fishing waters in New Hampshire have one or more species of trout. Major lakes with healthy populations of trout include Bow Lake, Comerford Lake, Conway Lake, First Connecticut Lake, Great East Lake, Lake Francis, Lake Sunapee, 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, Umbagog Lake and Winnisquam Lake. Ice fishing for trout is an option at many of these lakes in winter. The Connecticut River, Pemigewasset and other rivers and streams are a good place to find great trout fishing.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 15 lbs 7.2 oz
World record: 14 lbs 8 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 0 oz
World record: 40 lbs 4 oz
State Record: 16 lbs 6 oz
World record: 72 lbs 0 oz
State Record: 37 lbs 10.4 oz
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Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
New Hampshire State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from the Pemigewasset River.
The state record brook trout was taken out of Pleasant Lake.
The state record brown trout came from the Connecticut River.
The state record lake trout was caught in Big Diamond Pond.
The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.
For information regarding trout stocking in New Hampshire visit the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department website.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
Additional trout information
Trout locations and info, by state.
The habits of trout.
Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate New Hampshire waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.