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 26, 2016
Salmon fishing has been a bit slow although there is still an occasional nice one being caught between 40-80'. Lake Trout vertical jigging is HOT! Lakers are either suspended or on the bottom in 60-100'. Find the deep holes! We recommend marking them with a fish finder and then going right down after them with bucktail jigs w/ rubber tails, Swedish Pimples, Crocodiles, Lazer jigs, Hopkins or Heddon Sonars.
Smallmouth Bass are at the drop off's at depths of 25-40' and are aggressively feeding around deep structure although we have heard that some have moved back into the shallows.
Worms & Lizards
Night-time fishing is good with black Jitterbugs and Hula Poppers.
Live bait such as Hellgrammites & Crayfish are HOT!!
Troll for Salmon over the deeper waters using spoons and flies with downriggers or 9-10 colors of lead core. At this time the Salmon are either really deep or on the surface feeding.
Weirs Beach, Lockes Island, Shep Browns, Sandy Island, North East side of Governors Island and Black Cat Island are the HOT spots on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Blood & Guts
Top Gun, BB & Mini Guns:
Glow colors down deep
White Perch fishing at sunset has been GREAT from the surface to 35' deep.
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Howie with a nice White Perch.
A 5.2lb Salmon caught 8/27/16 on Lake Winnipesaukee
by Mark Lee! Nice Fish!
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