I have been in the tackle retail business since the age of 16 and have been fishing Lake Winnipesaukee since I was five years old. My passion for fishing and knowledge of the lake have been an essential part of operating the business. Seasonally, we’re open 7 days a week and I can be found in the store 95% of the time.
~Alan J. Nute, Owner
A.J.'s Fishing Report
April 17, 2014
Open-water fishing on the big lakes is here, some trolling is happening on Lake Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam Lake and Lake Opechee. Click on the map below for ice conditions on Lake Winnipesaukee on 4/17/14.
Open water fishing from shore, docks and bridges is good in places such as:
Winnipesaukee River (flows from Weirs Channel to Paugus Bay and through Lakeport Dam/Opechee area)
Winnipesaukee River (through Laconia to Dixon Point at Lake Winnisquam)
Lochmere Dam at Silver Lake
Open water at Lake Winnisquam (where the river drains into the lake)
Long Island Bridge in Moultonboro
Governors Island Bridge in Gilford
Smith River inlet at Wolfeboro Bay
The Meredith & Center Harbor Town docks
For the areas above use live Smelt, Shiners or worms on slip bobbers or small jigs to catch the Salmon & Rainbows.
The Newfound River in Bristol is a great 'fly-fishing only' river that produces Rainbows & Salmon. Another popular 'fly-fishing only' area is the mouth of the Merrymeeting River as it enters into Alton Bay.
We will keep you posted on open-water fishing reports as they come in.
As always, send us your fish pics!
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