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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, lake trout, bluegill, rock bass, white perch, landlocked salmon and chain pickerel at Winnisquam Lake in New Hampshire.

Winnisquam Lake, NH

Year-round fishing attracts anglers to Winnisquam Lake in search of the bass, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch, salmon and pickerel residing here. It is a 4,300-acre lake in the east-central part of the state, with almost 30 miles of shoreline.

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Winnisquam Lake, located in Belknap County, New Hampshire, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. With a surface area of over 4,200 acres, this picturesque lake offers excellent fishing opportunities. Winnisquam Lake is known for its diverse fish population, making it a sought-after spot for anglers of all skill levels. Popular fish species found in the lake include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, white perch, and black crappie. The lake's varied underwater structures, including rocky points, submerged logs, and weed beds, provide ideal habitats for these prized fish.

Winnisquam Lake's exceptional fishing prospects, boating opportunities, and nearby camping facilities make it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Whether casting a line, exploring the lake by boat, or spending nights under the stars at a nearby campground, Winnisquam Lake promises a memorable and enjoyable experience amidst the scenic landscapes of New Hampshire.

Ice fishing in winter and conventional fishing during the warmer months both continue to produce great fishing memories and an excellent fish fry. Marinas and boat ramps serve the needs of the boating public, and there are rental boats available at the lake. Several areas around the lake have public access to beaches and sections of the shoreline for fishing from the bank.

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Primary fish species residing in Winnisquam Lake

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow trout Lake trout Bluegill Rock Bass White Perch Atlantic salmon Chain pickerel

Winnisquam Lake Amenities

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

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In addition to fishing, Winnisquam Lake is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can explore the expansive waters, taking in the beautiful scenery and peaceful ambiance. The lake's calm and clear waters make it perfect for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, and paddleboarding. Whether it's a leisurely cruise or an adventurous water sports experience, Winnisquam Lake offers an enjoyable boating adventure.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Winnisquam Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Water Street, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Winnisquam Marine Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, at the east end of the US Highway 3 Bridge, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and gravel parking.


Lake Winnisquam Point Marina
75 Winnisquam Avenue
Laconia, NH 03246
603 524-2222

Click here for a New Hampshire Fishing License.

Camping options are available near Winnisquam Lake, allowing visitors to extend their stay and fully embrace the natural beauty of the area. Nearby campgrounds offer amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Winnisquam Lake provides the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Winnisquam Beach Campground - 603 524-0021

Clearwater Campground - 603 279-7761

Meredith Woods Camping Area Campground - 603 279-5449

Paugus Bay Campground - 603 366-4757

Winnisquam Lake NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Winnisquam
Jay's Marina - Lake Winnisquam
928 Laconia Rd
Tilton, NH 03276
603 524-3150


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