If you like fishing, then you will like what you will find with the early spring bass fishing in New Hampshire. The spring thaw brings rushing water down into the lakes and streams and awakens the lake where the bass thrive. Many of the key lakes in New Hampshire are stocked and managed as well so you will never leave without making your catch. Bass fishing is serious business in New Hampshire, depending on the type of fishing you intend to do there you need to first make sure that you have the right license in place. Fortunately, the state makes it easy to get everything you need through their online site for fishing licenses. Once you are sure you are on the right side of the law when it comes to fishing, you will want to look into the wide variety of guides and tours that are available for bass in the spring.
Why take a guided trip if you already know how to fish?
There are a lot of advantages to taking a guided fishing tour, even if you are a seasoned angler. You can find out more about the local ins and outs of how the fish behave, where to find them and what not to do. Knowing the nature of the local fishing spots is essential to having a fun and successful experience. If you can’t find the exact right guided tour for your available vacation slot, you can download the public access depth maps and pick the best area of the state for you to stay in and fish. Many of the local lodging providers are tied to gear shops and can assist you with making sure that you have everything you need when you go out.
There are many fishing competition happening around the state in the spring that you may want to consider joining. There is more to a fishing competition than just winning. Besides giving you access to locations that are well stocked and that will provide a prime fishing experience, it is what goes on around the fishing competition that can be the best part of them. The competitions in Sunapee also play host to a weekend long festival that includes food, crafts, a gear show and workshops. This is where you can not only display your skill as an angler but learn new techniques as well.
What should you bring?
Your best bet is to bring the kit gear you are accustomed to providing it is suitable to the depth maps that you have selected as your choice for fishing locations. The appetite of New Hampshire bass is similar to any you would find elsewhere but make sure to check in with the local bait and gear shop as every geographic band is going to have its own preferences. If you are white water fishing you also want to make sure you know where you can get replacements for anything you lose or break while out in the rapids during the day.