Bass Fishing in New Hampshire

(Photo of worlds largest bass ever caught by Manabu Kurita officially recorded at 22.311 pounds--but that was in Japan . 

New Hampshire's record was only 10lb 8oz. This is just a cool photo of a hug bass )

 

Bass are an anglers biggest challenge. The most popular of all the game fish. Feisty and will put up a good fight. Even good tasting. They are predatory and will eat anything they feel they can get into their mouth. 

Amazingly a largemouth bass can actually take down a baby duck, loon chick or even a gosling (baby goose).

I remember as a kid I snag a small bass by the tail and I thought I caught Moby Dick.  

New Hampshire Lakes are perfect environments for Bass.  Here are some stats.

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

NH State Record: 10 lbs 8 oz

 

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 ozNH State Record: 7 lbs 14.5 oz

 

 

The major lakes that have a healthy population of bass include:

Bow Lake is a 1,200-acre lake in the southeast part of the state.

Comerford Lake is an 1,100-acre lake on the western border of the state.

Conway Lake is a 1,300-acre lake in northeast NH.

First Connecticut Lake is a 2,800-acre lake in the northern tip of NH.

Great East Lake is an 1,800-acre lake on the eastern border of the state.

Lake Francis is a 2,100-acre lake in the northern tip of the state.

Lake Sunapee is a 4,100-acre lake in central NH.

Lake Wentworth is a 3,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.

Lake Winnipesaukee is a 44,000-acre lake in east-central NH.

Mascoma Lake is a 1,100-acre lake in the west-central part of the state.

Massabesic Lake is a 2,900-acre lake in southeast NH.

Merrymeeting Lake is an 1,100-acre lake in the east-central part of the state.

Moore Reservoir is a 3,500-acre lake on the western border of the state.

Newfound Lake is a 4,100-acre lake in the central part of NH.

Ossipee Lake is a 3,100-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.

Paugus Bay is a 1,200-acre lake in the central part of the state.

Second Connecticut Lake is a 1,300-acre lake in the northern tip of NH.

Silver Lake is a 1,000-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.

Squam Lake is a 6,700-acre lake in north-central NH.

Umbagog Lake is a 7,600-acre lake in the northeast part of the state.

Winnisquam Lake is a 4,300-acre lake in east-central NH.

 

For more information about the great fishing in New Hampshire visit https://wildlife.state.nh.us/fishing/

For all the record holding fish in New Hampshire that didn't get away Click Here

Get your poles and catch the big one--I'll never tell where you snag it.