White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Fly Fishing Map of White Mountain National Forest, NH
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White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
Skate small (14-18) caddis patterns on the surface. Some ponds will be having a hex hatch in the evenings. Check out Profile and Echo for some of the easy to access ponds.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
7 / 17 / 2018
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing White Mountain National Forest is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 151

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 68 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: most of the day expect a mid day lull

Best stretch: below confluence with East Branch Pemigewaset

Best access point: Multiple access points along Rt 3 and 175

Fly fishing hatches in order of importance:

Caddis, BWO Hex hatch on some ponds flying ants

Fish species: Brook, brown, rainbow trout

Fishing season: 1 January - 15 October

Nearest airport: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

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White Mountain National Forest Description

The White Mountains area around Lincoln, NH holds many small lakes and ponds and rivers, the largest being the Pemigewasset. The most accessible lakes are Echo Lake and Profile Lake but don't overlook the remote trout ponds. Some other notable rivers are the Ammonoosuc, Gale, and Mad. Profile Lake, a fly-fishing only lake, is the source of the Pemigewasset. The Pemi flows about 65 miles south before joining ...

Techniques & Tips

Try nymphs and soft hackle flies but keep an eye out for rising fish.

7-Day Forecast

Water levels are very low and there is little rain in the forecast. Fish the deeper pools in the river to find fish.

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