Boat Launch & Fishing Guide

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New NH State Boating Law Effective January 1. 2017 

When transporting boats between water bodies: ( NH RSA 487: 16-D ) 

All fragments of vegetation and animals must be removed before leaving the launch area. 

All drain plugs must be removed or in the open position when leaving the boat launch

Boat Launches and Types of Fish in each of the lakes.

Town Boat Launches
Alton NH Alton Bay Public Launch, Downing’s Landing, Robert Cove Marina, West Alton Marine
Center Harbor NH Public Docks next to town docks
Gilford NH Ames Farm Inn –Ellacoya State Park - Fay’s Boat Yard – Silver Sands Marina
Laconia NH Christmas Island Resort – Lakeport Landing Marina
Meredith NH Meredith Public Docks – Meredith Marina - Shep Brown’s Boat Basin
Moultonborough NH Harilla Landing – Lee’s Mills – Moultonborough Public Launch – States Landing
Tuftonboro NH Melvin Village Public Landing
Wolfeboro NH Back Bay Marina – Goodhue and Hawkins - Libby Museum – Wolfeboro Public Launch

Squam Lake, Lake Opechee, Lake Waukewan, Lake Winona, Lake Wicwas, and Newfound Lake all have boat launches with parking.

NH Lakes Fishing Guide

Fish Lake
American Eel Winnipesaukee, Silver (Lochmere), Winnisquam, Opechee lakes; Merrimack, Winnipesaukee rivers.
Black Crappie Balch, Milton-3/Northeast, Spectacle (Meredith), Pine River ponds; Belleau, Great East, Pemigewasset, Wickwas, Hermit, Winnipesaukee lakes.
Bluegill Numerous warmwater ponds; Winnipesaukee, Wickwas lakes; Lees Mills Pond; Connecticut, Merrimack rivers.
Brook Trout Most headwater/mountain brooks (wild fish); designated trout ponds; Pleasant (Elkins), White (Tamworth), Highland (Andover) lakes; Tewksbury, Saltmarsh, Perch, Spectacle ponds; Sky, Upper Hall ponds (fly only); Pemigewasset (Lincoln, Campton, Thornton), East Branch Pemigewasset rivers.
Brown Bullhead Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers.
Brown Trout Crystal (Eaton), Mascoma, Webster, Mirror (Woodstock), Tarleton lakes; Big and Middle Pea Porridge, Lower Beech ponds; Mascoma, Connecticut, Pemigewasset (southern) rivers.
Carp Mascoma Lake; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers.
Chain Pickerel Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers and oxbows.
Cusk (Burbot) Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Newfound lakes.
Fallfish Winnipesaukee, Opechee, Silver, Winnisquam, Chocorua lakes; numerous medium to large rivers.
Lake Trout Newfound, Winnisquam, Winnipesaukee, Sunapee, Silver (Madison), Merrymeeting, Tarleton, Great East lakes; Big Dan Hole Pond.
Lake Whitefish Winnipesaukee, Silver (Madison), Big Squam lakes.
Landlocked Salmon Big and Little Squam, Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Conway, Merrymeeting, Newfound, Ossipee, Pleasant (Elkins), Sunapee lakes; Big Dan Hole Pond.
Largemouth Bass Numerous warmwater lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers; Winnipesaukee, Big and Little Squam, Waukewan, Wickwas, Pemigewasset, Crystal (Gilmanton), Hermit, Conway lakes; Milton-3/Northeast, Balch ponds; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers and oxbows.
Northern Pike Connecticut River and oxbows; Upper and Lower Baker ponds.
Pumpkinseed Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers.
Rainbow Trout Designated trout ponds; Winnipesaukee, Newfound, Winnisquam, Big and Little Squam, Crystal (Enfield), Mascoma, Waukewan, Winona, Lovell, Stinson, Tarleton, Little Sunapee, Highland, Wentworth lakes; Tewksbury, Saltmarsh, Lower Beech ponds; Newfound (fly only), Winnipesaukee, Pemigewasset, Connecticut rivers.
Rock Bass Mascoma, Sunapee, Crystal (Enfield), Pleasant (Elkins), Canaan Street lakes; Merrimack, Connecticut rivers.
Round Whitefish Newfound Lake
Smallmouth Bass Winnipesaukee, Big and Little Squam, Winnisquam, Newfound, Wentworth, Little Sunapee, Pleasant (Elkins), Merrymeeting, Lovell, Manning, Webster, Ossipee, Waukewan, Opechee, Sunset, Crystal (Gilmanton), Conway, Great East lakes; Goose, Grafton, Rust ponds; Pemigewasset, Winnipesaukee, Merrimack rivers.
Walleye Connecticut River
White Perch Winnipesaukee, Winnisquam, Big Squam, Opechee, Waukewan, Wentworth, Mascoma, Silver (Lochmere), Ossipee lakes; Goose, Upper and Lower Baker ponds.
Yellow Perch Nearly all lakes, ponds, and medium to large rivers.

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