White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Dave Kolesar
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
Move around to the deeper pools in the rivers. Fewer fish are getting harder to find but there are some left in the rivers. Try lakes and ponds, fishing has slowed but there are still some fish willing to bite.
Fishing Report Last Updated:
9 / 28 / 2020
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Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing White Mountain National Forest is currently Just OK

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:

Water flow: 39

Visibility: 60 inches

Water temperature at mid-day: 58 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 Sulphurs BWO

Fish species: Brook, brown, rainbow trout

Fishing season: January 1 - October 15

Nearest airport: Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

Person Fishing in a stream

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

Dry flies are still working but streamers have been more productive. Cold mornings will require nymph techniques to lure fish to bite.

7-Day Forecast

Heavy rains are predicted for midweek. Streams will blow out for a few days making wading fishing a bit hazardous until waters recede. Flows should b wade able by the weekend.


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