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Bass Fishing in New Hampshire

The views alone are worth the trip to New Hampshire never mind the excellent bass fishing that is has to offer.  Wether you visit the Menadnock region or want to venture further north to the White Mountain region you will find plenty of places to find big Bass in New hampshire.

 This article will highlight many of the popular bass fishing locations in New Hampshire as well as offer some useful tips and advice for bass fishing in and around New Hampshire.   Some other popular species to try and fish for while in New Hampshire are Trout, Perch, Bluegill, Crappie, Salmon and Catfish.  If you plan on visiting New Hampshire in the fall be sure to bring your camera as the fall foliage is breathtaking at this time of year.

Popular Bass Fishing Locations in New Hampshire

Below are a list of lakes and ponds in New Hampshire that are popular Bass fishing locations.

  • Akers Pond
  • Baboosic Lake
  • Back Lake
  • Bow Lake
  • Broad Bay
  • Canaan Street Lake
  • Canobie Lake
  • Cedar Pond
  • Chocorua Lake
  • Cobbetts Pond
  • Contoocook Lake
  • Conway Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Dublin Pond
  • Eastman Pond
  • Echo Lake
  • First Connecticut Lake
  • Fourth Connecticut Lake
  • Francis, Lake
  • Franklin Pierce Lake
  • Goose Pond
  • Grafton Pond
  • Great East Lake
  • Great Pond
  • Greenough Pond
  • Halfmoon Lake
  • Highland Lake
  • Hopkins Pond
  • Island Pond
  • Jenness Pond
  • Kanasatka, Lake
  • Lakes of the Clouds
  • Little Sunapee Lake
  • Locke Lake
  • Lonesome Lake
  • Lovell Lake
  • Mascoma Lake
  • Massabesic Lake
  • Mendums Pond
  • Merrymeeting Lake
  • Milton Pond
  • Mirror Lake
  • Newfound Lake
  • Northeast Pond
  • Northwood Lake
  • Nubanusit Lake
  • Opechee Bay
  • Ossipee Lake
  • Paugus Bay
  • Pawtuckaway Lake
  • Pemigewasset Lake
  • Penacook Lake
  • Pine River Pond
  • Pleasant Lake
  • Pleasant Lake
  • Powder Mill Pond
  • Powwow Pond
  • Profile Lake
  • Province Lake
  • Sebbins Pond
  • Second Connecticut Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Skatutakee Lake
  • Solitude, Lake
  • Spofford Lake
  • Squam Lake
  • Stinson Lake
  • Stump Pond
  • Success Pond
  • Sunapee, Lake
  • Suncook Lakes
  • Sunrise Lake
  • Sunset Lake
  • Surry Mountain Lake
  • Swains Lake
  • Tarleton, Lake
  • Third Connecticut Lake
  • Thorndike Pond
  • Turkey Ponds
  • Umbagog Lake
  • Waukewan, Lake
  • Webster Lake
  • Wentworth, Lake
  • Wickwas Lake 
  • Winnipesaukee, Lake
  • Winnisquam Lake 

Bait Shops in New Hampshire

  • A J’s Bait & Tackle
    23 Main St # B, Meredith, NH
    (603) 279-3152
  • Storey’s Sport Shop
    49 Winnisquam Avenue, Laconia, NH
    (603) 524-2431
  • Mark’s Wholesale Bait Co: Retail Bait and Tackle Store
    7 Brook Street, Nashua, NH
    (603) 882-4934
  • Conways Bait & Tackle
    187 Whittier Highway, Moultonborough, NH
    (603) 253-6491
  • Waldron’s Dugout Wholesale Live Bait
    183 Waukewan Street, Meredith, NH
    (603) 279-4335
  • Hampton Harbor Tackle
    1 Ocean Blvd # 1, Hampton, NH
    (603) 926-1945

General Tips and Advice for Catching Bass

Bass will hide out in areas with natural or man made cover.  Look for weed beds, tree limbs that have fallen in the water or large patches of Lilly pads.  They are an ambush predator so they will wait in these areas until they spot a meal that swims by.

Early morning or late afternoon’s produce good fishing activity while bass fishing.  Overcast days or other days with low light conditions produce good results.   A few hours before sunset through a few hours after are the hours that produce best while Bass fishing.

In general the smaller bass’s diet consists more of small insects, whereas the larger adults consume small fish, frogs, salamanders, craw fish ect.

Rooster tails or spinner baits work well in low light days.  My advice is to keep to the live bait whenever possible.   Skimming a rubber frog over a pond that is covered by Lilly pads produces excellent and exciting results.

Tight lines and good luck Bass fishing in New Hampshire.

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