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Guide To Fishing At Lake Winnipesaukee

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Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

Populated with healthy populations of bass, trout, sunfish, perch, salmon and pickerel, Lake Winnipesaukee is a 44,000-acre lake in the east-central part of the state. Nearly 250 miles of shoreline welcome visitors for camping, boating, hiking, picnicking, water sports and great fishing.

For boaters, there are more than a half dozen boat launch ramps scattered around the lake. Additionally there are plenty of places to portage a car top boat, canoe or kayak. Almost a dozen marinas offer services, gas, boat rentals, sundries, food, groceries, fishing tackle, and more. If you prefer to fish from the bank, there are multiple areas with public access. Multiple restaurants around the lake, particularly the west side, offer a wide variety of foods and dining experiences. During winter, once the ice is safe, the lake attracts fishing enthusiasts who enjoy ice fishing. The majority of the campgrounds and RV parks are located on the western side of the lake, but there are several all around the lake.

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What to fish for...

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

Primary fish species residing in Lake Winnipesaukee

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

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

Lake Winnipesaukee 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

Fay's Boat Yard
Rentals: Canoes, kayaks and pontoon boats
603 293-8000

Goodhue Boat Company, Meredith
Rentals: Fishing boats and pontoon boats
603 279-4573

Melvin Village Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
603 544-3583

Meredith Marina & Boating Center
Rentals: Pontoon boats
603 279-7921

North Water Marine
Rentals: Pontoon boats
603 366-4811

Trexler's Marina
Rentals: Fishing boats, canoes and pontoon boats
603 253-7315

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Downing's Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast corner of the lake, off East Side Drive, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

Lee's Mill Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Lees Mill Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.

Lovejoy Sands Road Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Lovejoy Sands Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking a few blocks away.

Meredith Town Docks Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northwest section of the lake, off Daniel Webster Highway, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking a few blocks away.

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Viewland Campground - 603 875-7100

Spring Haven Campground - 603 520-5341

Edge Of Woods Campground - 603 393-5756

Paugus Bay Campground - 603 366-4757

Pine Hollow Campground - 603 366-2222

Hackmatack Campground - 603 366-5977

Clearwater Campground - 603 279-7761

Harbor Hill Campground - 603 279-6910

Bear's Pine Woods Campground - 603 253-6251

Long Island Bridge Campground - 603 253-6053

Roberts Knoll Campground - 603 569-0590

Lake Winnipesaukee NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Lake Winnipesaukee
Ellacoya State Park
280 Scenic Dr
Gilford, NH 03249
603 293-7821


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