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Hey everyone, I have a vacation planned starting the 21st of April in Lincoln, NH. I was wondering if there was any good or decent bass fishing in the area or if I will be in an area where I should look into trout fishing.

 

Any help is appreciated!

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Shoot down 93 and hit Squam Lake.  

 

A-Jay

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8 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Shoot down 93 and hit Squam Lake.  

 

A-Jay

Awesome! Thanks, @A-Jay! We are actually thinking about taking a day and heading South to Merrimack and I see Squam is on the way!! Is Squam considerably better than say, Conway Lake?

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Just now, SemperBass said:

Awesome! Thanks, @A-Jay! We are actually thinking about taking a day and heading South to Merrimack and I see Squam is on the way!! Is Squam considerably better than say, Conway Lake?

 

I have never been on Conway and truth be told, it's been a long time since I've fished Squam as well. 

But I have a friend with a cabin on Squam and without getting into details, he does 'OK' on the smallies there.    

Also the north end of Lake Winnipesaukee is pretty killer for both brown & green bass.  It's big water through - watch the weather and you'll do better with good mapping.

btw - check the regs and make sure that whatever you fish - you're legal - Officer McScrubberson is always out & about.

:smiley:

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24 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

Officer McScrubberson is always out & about.

:smiley:

A-Jay

I see you were watching the Classic as well!! :lol:

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Just now, SemperBass said:

I see you were watching the Classic as well!! :lol:

 

Yea Z's always entertaining,  but I was really cracking up on that one.

Don't exactly know why - just hit me I guess.

 I'll be adding that one to my own personal repertoire'

I even got Scrubby's pic at the show ~

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:smiley:

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20 hours ago, SemperBass said:

Hey everyone, I have a vacation planned starting the 21st of April in Lincoln, NH. I was wondering if there was any good or decent bass fishing in the area or if I will be in an area where I should look into trout fishing.

 

Any help is appreciated!

Will you be looking to fish from shore or will you have a boat? 

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yea head south for better fishing! squam winnie bunch of lakes down that way.  if you want some good smallie action go to newfound but thats a bit of a haul from lincoln. ive been going to lincoln for years now! since i was a kid! i love it up there

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11 hours ago, nhbassin said:

Will you be looking to fish from shore or will you have a boat? 

That depends. We would like to rent a boat; or at the very least kayaks, on whatever lake/body we decide! Any suggestions for lake/boat rentals close to Lincoln or anything enroute to Mirrimack? Squam is on the way and it's been mentioned a few times. Unsure if there are rentals for it.

21 hours ago, Deeare said:

Newfound lake is great for smallmouth.   Its off of exit 23 on rt 93.   If you want some info pm me.   

 

5 hours ago, swamp hawgs said:

yea head south for better fishing! squam winnie bunch of lakes down that way.  if you want some good smallie action go to newfound but thats a bit of a haul from lincoln. ive been going to lincoln for years now! since i was a kid! i love it up there

 

Newfound is a bit of a ways (35miles) but we are actually heading south for a day to go to Merrimack and it's on the way. Is there good shore fishing on Newfound in late April? Perhaps I'll look for nearby Kayak rentals..

I just looked and there are boat or Kayak rentals near Newfound Lake. I believe this may be where we go!!! 

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call west shore marine for a rental.    You can easily paddle to mahew island if you rent a kayak.  Pm me and I'll provide specifics.   Newfound is definitely the way to go.  I can give you some good info and you can get fish 10 minutes from The launch

shacketts might rent kayaks also.  They are located on west shore drive.   Same location on the water

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12 hours ago, SemperBass said:

That depends. We would like to rent a boat; or at the very least kayaks, on whatever lake/body we decide! Any suggestions for lake/boat rentals close to Lincoln or anything enroute to Mirrimack? Squam is on the way and it's been mentioned a few times. Unsure if there are rentals for it.

Squam has rentals (http://www.squamboats.com/rentals.htm) and is convenient to Lincoln. I have a few shore fishing spots around the Plymouth area that I can share if you are interested. Shoot me a PM if so. 

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38 minutes ago, nhbassin said:

Squam has rentals (http://www.squamboats.com/rentals.htm) and is convenient to Lincoln. I have a few shore fishing spots around the Plymouth area that I can share if you are interested. Shoot me a PM if so. 

Absolutely. Let me talk to my other half and we will decide if Squam or Newfound is the lake we decide to hit when I'm NH. 

 

Since they both have rentals, it's more of a "which is more convenient to where we are and what we plan on doing".

 

Thanks everyone for the help. Its awesome knowing I can pretty much plan a vacation anywhere and a BR junkie is sure to live close by!!

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ouch end of april northern nh will be cold be luckey if rhe mountain lakes are at 50 at the time of year. like others said hop on 93 south and go to winnesquam or even the big girl winnepasuki(spelling)

 

fish prespawn pattern as well

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2 hours ago, kroberts9 said:

ouch end of april northern nh will be cold be luckey if rhe mountain lakes are at 50 at the time of year. like others said hop on 93 south and go to winnesquam or even the big girl winnepasuki(spelling)

 

fish prespawn pattern as well

 

low 50's is fine by me. That's when they should start turning on for the pre-spawn anyways. ;)

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i havent been up there much for april! its always been winter and summer!  i wish i had a house up there! 
squam is for smallies and largemouths! new found all largemouth! 

theres so many good lakes up there but they are usually big!   idk about the water temps!   probably upper 40s to low 50s. 

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Most of the lakes near Lincoln still have a lot ice. Driving south is your best bet. Id recommend Florida.

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2 hours ago, Mainebass1984 said:

Most of the lakes near Lincoln still have a lot ice. Driving south is your best bet. Id recommend Florida.

Haha I wish. We went to Savannah last year. So this year, our getaway is the NE area. 

 

As for the ice, that's ok. I always carry dynamite with me. That should fix that problem. It all honesty, I hope to goodness Squam and Newfound are both ice free by April 20th

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Hey everyone, 

 

So there was a change in plans. Due to the weather, we decided to postpone our trip to NH until the end of summer. If I wanted to be rained on in 40-50 degree weather, I can stay home and accomplish that. We want to enjoy the scenery and not be bothered by weather we have at home. We are going to just stay close to home and head up to the Traverse City area!

 

@A-Jay I'll be reaching out for some good kayak spots if you're willing to share ;)

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37 minutes ago, SemperBass said:

Hey everyone, 

 

So there was a change in plans. Due to the weather, we decided to postpone our trip to NH until the end of summer. If I wanted to be rained on in 40-50 degree weather, I can stay home and accomplish that. We want to enjoy the scenery and not be bothered by weather we have at home. We are going to just stay close to home and head up to the Traverse City area!

 

@A-Jay I'll be reaching out for some good kayak spots if you're willing to share ;)

 

I am certainly willing, however my experience over that way has all been in the Lund.  I've not been on the smaller kayak-able lakes in that local.

So with out any practical experience, any 'knowledge' is based solely on local lore - and you know how that goes.

A-Jay

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10 hours ago, SemperBass said:

Hey everyone, 

 

So there was a change in plans. Due to the weather, we decided to postpone our trip to NH until the end of summer. If I wanted to be rained on in 40-50 degree weather, I can stay home and accomplish that. We want to enjoy the scenery and not be bothered by weather we have at home. We are going to just stay close to home and head up to the Traverse City area!

 

@A-Jay I'll be reaching out for some good kayak spots if you're willing to share ;)

 

That is probably a smart move. You certainly would enjoy the area more in late summer ! The fishing will certainly be better too.

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good choice on summer in NH, its so awesome! theres so many rivers that have natural water slides up there. native brook trout, bass fishing is better! 
 

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On 3/29/2017 at 9:13 AM, swamp hawgs said:

i havent been up there much for april! its always been winter and summer!  i wish i had a house up there! 
squam is for smallies and largemouths! new found all largemouth! 

theres so many good lakes up there but they are usually big!   idk about the water temps!   probably upper 40s to low 50s. 

My experience has been that Newfound is 90% smallmouth.  

Mike.   Did you hit the chu last weekend. I'm going tomorrow.  Any reports?

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On 4/4/2017 at 9:31 PM, SemperBass said:

 I'll be reaching out for some good kayak spots if you're willing to share ;)

Going south on 93, when you pass exit 28, about a mile up on your right you can drive down the bank of the road and there is a pond that is an offshoot of the river. It is perfect for a kayak, has solid largemouth and pickerel, and is super convenient. Im going to guess that your not supposed to pull off on the side of the highway though, so make sure you dont do it in front of a cop. It looks like an intimidating hill, but ive done it many times in my Hyundai so any vehicle can make it. 

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3 hours ago, Deeare said:

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My experience has been that Newfound is 90% smallmouth.  

Mike.   Did you hit the chu last weekend. I'm going tomorrow.  Any reports?

i did catch a pickerel in newfound. i dont think there is any largemouth. 

it sucked! cold wet and windy. lost 1 small fish in the basin. fished 7am to 7pm

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