Prowling for New Hampshire Largemouth Bass

by | Jun 23, 2018 | fly fishing for largemouth bass

When we left Idaho a few days ago the forecast for the Lakes Region of New Hampshire was hot and sunny every day of our vacation.  But today was day three and already the sunshine was overtaken by clouds and rain.  Granny and I were smart enough to get out early this morning before things reached their worst.


We loaded the canoe in back my dads old Ford pickup around 7 am and dropped it not far from Wolfeboro.  We expected severe mosquitos but there were none.  I rigged two Winston’s with poppers and paddled for the weeded bays with hopes of largemouth bass.


The pond was still with only a breath of wind on occasion.  The skies were thick with clouds and there was a steady sprinkle of cool rain.  On occasion the sky would open up enough we’d put on the Simms jacket but by about the time you zipped it up and put up the hood the rain would lessen.


The largemouth seemed to enjoy the weather conditions.  In short time we landed several small bass and I landed this respectable NH largie.  This fish took a dark green Ben Byng popper.


Our action continued.  Granny jumped a few more largemouth bass then we left the weeds.  We were over rocks and sunken trees and sure enough the smallmouth bass were there.




We’ve fished this lake for a few years now and haven’t yet tapped into a smallmouth like the big boys of Lake Winnipesaukee.  Nonetheless, Granny stuck four of them about this size.


We packed it up around noon.  We caught a bunch of nice fish and I definitely got my largemouth bass fix.  After a good lunch in Wolfeboro I headed with mom to visit dad at the nursing home.


Tonight its rainy and windy.  The forecast is for two days of crap.  “Monsoon Currier” strikes again.  Bummer!  I’m not sure if we’ll get on the water tomorrow or not but we have another week to do so.


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I started fly fishing at age 7 in the lakes and ponds of New England cutting my teeth on various sunfish, bass, crappie and stocked trout. I went to Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, where I graduated with a Naturalist Degree while I discovered new fishing opportunities for pike, muskellunge, walleyes and various salmonids found in Lake Superior and its tributaries.

From there I headed west to work a few years in the Yellowstone region to simply work as much as most people fish and fish as much as most people work. I did just that, only it lasted over 20 years working at the Jack Dennis Fly Shop in Jackson, WY where I departed in 2009. Now it’s time to work for "The Man", working for myself that is.

I pursue my love to paint fish, lecture on every aspect of fly fishing you can imagine and host a few trips to some of the most exotic places you can think of. My ultimate goal is to catch as many species of fish on fly possible from freshwater to saltwater, throughout the world. I presently have taken over 440 species from over 60 countries!