August 19, 2017

Lakes Region Report

Submitted - 2005-07-14
Thursday July 14th

The Pemi above Campton is fishing well. Tuesday's trip produced brook trout and rainbows up to 13 inches with some larger missed fish. The brook trout were in great color! The old standby beadhead wooly bugger, brown and also green, were top flies. Why the wooly bugger was not the "fly of the century" is baffling. In the past month I have caught everything from salmon to cutthroats on it from NH to Montana. There was some dry fly activity with PMD's and BWO's both in the hatch but these smaller flies only seemed to produce salmon smolts at 5-6 inches.

Reports from the Newfound River are that the fishing is slow at best.

The Lower Pemi, below Bristol, has had its share of stocking but high water releases from the dam have made wading and fishing difficult. There should be some good fishing belwo the iron bridge when the water recedes.

Hall pond and Kiah pond are both fishing well with hatches of caddis, mayfly drakes, and damsel flies good choices for the dry fly fly anglers. Hatches of the caddis and mayfly are most prolific at low light so an evening trip is your best bet.

Those lake fly fishermen looking to catch bass should concentrate in 12-25 feet of water with once again brown and black wooly buggers fished off of a fast sinking or sink tip line. Squam and Lake Winnipesaukee are both producing. If you fish Winni hit the water early as the boat traffic is pretty tough to fish with!

Until next week-

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