Fishing – Great North Woods

Great North Woods NH Fishing Guide

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NH FishingAhhh, the Great North Woods in northern New Hampshire, a sportsmen’s paradise and an excellent choice for your New Hampshire fishing vacation. This far northern area features some fantastic fly fishing, lake trolling, trout ponds, bogs, and streams.

This is where the headwaters of the Connecticut River – New England’s largest river, may be found. The man-made string of lakes called 1st Connecticut, 2nd Connecticut, and 3rd Connecticut are home to many lake trout, landlocked salmon, perch, and other species.

Please do not disturb the nesting loons that can be found on many bodies of water in this region. The loons are protected – their eerie calls may be heard primarily in the evening hours. This region offers many lakeside camp rentals – from basic cabins to luxurious waterfront homes with fireplaces, hot tubs, and fine dining.  Ask us about NH Fishing or share comments. To feature your business, contact us.

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Perry Stream

1st Connecticut Lake State Forest, (2,807 acres)
Northern most section of the state.
Species: Lake Trout, Salmon

2nd Connecticut Lake (1,286 acres)
Species: Brook & Lake Trout, Salmon

Deer Mountain Campground (1548 Acres)
Directions: Rte 3
Boat Launch – some restrictions
Water: Connecticut River

Lake Francis State Park (2,051 Acres)
Directions: Off Rte 3 on River Road
Species: Rainbow, Brown & Lake Trout, Salmon, Pickerel
Boat Launch
Phone: 603-538-6965

One of the most famous fishing spots in New Hampshire is located in Pittsburg – it’s called the “Trophy Stretch” of the Connecticut River from First Connecticut Lake to Lake Francis. This region has produced some monster trout and salmon. There are foot trails and paths that wind from the Lake Francis Campground at The Inlet to Lake Francis north to the Judges and Jury Box, Corner Pools, and Dam Pools just below the First Connecticut Lake. Some of the better-known fishing spots and pools on this stretch of the Connecticut River are located here; The In-Between Water, Bend Pools, Bridge Pool, Junction Pool, Doc’s Pool, The Skating Rink, and The Step Pools.


Androscoggin Wayside State Park
Directions: Route 16

Akers Pond (309 acres)
Species: Yellow Perch, Rainbow Trout, Pickerel, Largemouth

Mollidgewock State Park
Directions: Rte 16
Water: Androscoggin River 46.5 Acres
Phone: 603-482-3373


Nansen Wayside Park(14 Acres)
Directions: NH Rte 16
Boat Launch –
Water: Androscoggin River
Boat Launch
Phone: 603-323-2087


Coleman State Park,
Directions: Off Rte 26, Little Diamond Pond Rd
Water: Little Diamond Pond
Boat Launch
Species: Trout
Phone: 603-538-6965

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