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Guide To Fishing At Squam Lake

AKA: Squam Lakes, Little Squam Lake

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Squam Lake, NH

Nestled in the Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, Squam Lake is a 6,700-acre lake with over 60 miles of shoreline. The lake consists of a main upper lake and a smaller lower lake (Little Squal Lake).

A short natural channel between the two bodies of water allows boaters to travel between them. There is a public boat launch ramp on this connecting waterway. Fishing enthusiasts enjoy the pursuit of bass, trout, salmon, sunfish, perch and pickerel in this breathtakingly beautiful setting. The area is a great place for a fishing trip or a family vacation, and it is a great choice for ice fishing in winter. Smallmouth bass fishing is the main draw here, and at times is considered to be as good as smallie fishing gets. Lots of islands, creek channels, ledges, timber, drop-offs, rock and vegetation provide cover and ideal habitat in this clean, clear-water lake.

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What to fish for...

Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout, lake trout, landlocked salmon, pumpkinseed sunfish, redbreast sunfish, white perch, yellow perch and chain pickerel at Squam Lake in New Hampshire.

Primary fish species residing in Squam Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Rainbow trout Lake trout Pumpkinseed Sunfish Redbreast Sunfish White Perch Yellow Perch Atlantic salmon Chain pickerel

Squam Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Holderness Harbor
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats
603 968-9001

Riveredge Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
603 968-4411

Squam Boat Livery
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
603 968-7721

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Squam Lake Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off State Route 113, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Riveredge Marina
283 River Street
Ashland, NH 03217
603 968-4411

Squam Boat Livery
853 US-3
Holderness, NH 03245
603 968-7721

Click here for a New Hampshire Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Owls Landing Campground - 603 279-6266

Rockywold-Deephaven Camps Campground - 603 968-3313

Savoie's Lodging and Camping Campground - 603 279-3141

Squam Lake NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Squam Lake
Rockywold-Deephaven Camps
18 Bacon Rd
Holderness, NH 03245
603 968-3313


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