Come on in to the store and check out the NEW BAIT TANK! A.J.'s is the only bait shop in NH using a modified "State of the Art" bait tank with aeration & temperature control. keeping shiners, crayfish, & hellgrammites lively and healthy! Yes, we have LIVE Hellgrammites, Crayfish & Shiners now!
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
September 8, 2014
As Fall approaches the fish are moving up in the water column. Salmon & Rainbows are being caught 30'-40' down and 6-8 colors on LeadCore. Lake Trout are deeper so trolling for them would be around 45'-55' in most areas. Also, try jigging Lakers up from the bottom in deep holes, shelves or around the humps.
Hot colors that have been working:
TOP GUN & MINI GUN
Ladybug and Bloody Ladybug
Bass fishing has been good! Smallies are at 15-25' deep during the day so try fishing the drop offs and marker buoys, they are on top in the evening. Largemouth Bass are in the weeds within the heavy cover.
Live Bait is working great (Worms, Hellgrammites & Crayfish)
Rubber worms (Bitters & Yamamotos) Night fishing has been hot for Bass with black Jitterbugs & Hula Poppers.
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 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.
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