White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Stream fishing is very slow right now. Stream levels are very low although temps are cool. Fish the ponds and lakes in the White Mtns area.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 17 / 2018
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing White Mountain National Forest is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 111

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 60 Degrees F

Water condition: Clear

Best time of day to fish: early or late in the day

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

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

Elk hair caddis, Adams, streamers.

7-Day Forecast

Water levels are very low right now. Although southern NH will be getting heavy rain this week it isn't expected to reach the mountains. Water temps are in the low 60's to high 50's.

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