Lake Winnipesaukee near Gilford, New Hampshire
There used to be a commercial for a pasta sauce whose name I won't mention. When one kid asked the other about any ingredient the other would reply "It in there." When it come to Winni, as she is called, whatever fish you are after, it's in there. Famous for landlocked salmon and trout it is also an overlooked bass paradise with largemouth and smallmouth everywhere. One researcher put the smallmouth population at 60-80 fish per acre. At over 44,000 acres that is a mass of bass. There are excellent accommodations here in every price range and a stay is advised because there are too many adventures to be enjoyed here in just a single day. This is a world class lake and worth a weeks vacation. I would choose September. The kids are back in school and the water sports crowd has gone back to work.
Lake Winnipesaukee Fishing near Gilford, New Hampshire
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Access: Public Property
Body of Water Type: Lake
Lat/Long: 43.598965 -71.322571
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Description for Lake Winnipesaukee, Belknap County, New Hampshire
Lake Winnipesaukee is a lake located just 5.5 miles from Gilford, in Belknap County, in the state of New Hampshire, United States, near Lake Shore Park, NH. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including rainbow trout, lake trout, bream/bluegill, white perch, atlantic salmon, walleye, perch, smallmouth bass, brook trout, brown trout, rock bass, pickerel, bullhead, crappie, striped bass and largemouth bass here. Whether you’re fly fishing, spinning, trolling or baitcasting your chances of getting a bite here are good. So grab your favorite fly fishing rod and reel, and head out to Lake Winnipesaukee. Alternate names for this lake include Lake Winnepissaocoe, Lake Winepossockey and Lake Winnipissiocky.
For Fishing License purchase, fishing rules, and fishing regulations please visit New Hampshire Fish & Wildlife
Please remember to check with the local Fish and Wildlife department to ensure the stream is open to the public. Now get out there and fish! Check out our Fishing Times
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Fishing Hot Spots near Lake Winnipesaukee
"Caught 10"-12" Brookies one after another on Monday night 5-21-18 between 5pm and 7:30pm. Trout..." Smith River
"Actually, there are good size smallmouth bass in Indian Pond, along with pickerel. I have caught..." Indian Pond
"I was pleasantly surprised by this brook. there are good places to cast on both sides of the road...." Junkins Brook
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