Lake Winnipesaukee is the largest lake in the state of New Hampshire and the 6th largest lake in the United States of lakes that lie within the boundaries of one state. The crystal clear water of this spring-fed lake combined with the wooded shoreline and 3 mountain ranges surrounding the lake make this lake a popular year round vacation destination. Aside from swimming and boating, fishing is the next most popular activity on Lake Winnipesaukee.
You can fish for salmon, rainbow trout, brook trout, lake trout, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, sunfish and whitefish. The lake offers endless opportunities for fishing. From the shallow coves to the maximum depths of around 213 feet, the lake offers many different ways to catch fish. It is well worth spending some time learning this lake. A fishing guide or charter can help shorten the learning curve or just help to put some fish in the boat during your trip here.
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|Lake Winnipesaukee||Points||Points Possible|
|Ability to catch a lot of fish||1||2|
|Ability to catch trophy fish||1||2|
|Good for multiple species of fish||1||1|
|Guides & Charters available||1||1|
|Quality lodging options||1||1|
|Businesses such as boat storage, rentals, repair, outfitters, etc.||1||1|
|Overly Crowded||0||Minus 1|
|Overly Expensive||0||Minus 1|
|Highest Score Possible||10|