Mack Prioleau: Trout Fishing in New Hampshire
When it comes to trout fishing in New England, few bodies of water come close to the pristine lakes of New Hampshire. Mack Prioleau is excited to visit New Hampshire, hopefully around June, when its waters will finally be open for fishing.
Fishing trout has become a popular hobby and pastime for many of the locals here, and thousands of anglers from all over the country drive up to New Hampshire just to experience the state’s traditional rites of trout fishing in the spring. Here are some of the towns on his radar that have a designated trout pond where he plans to cast his line:
1. Saco Lake, Carroll – Take Route 302 to get to Crawford Notch State Park where Saco Lake or the Saco Lake Trail is located. Spanning seven acres with cold water fishing spots, the Saco River is perfect for trout and fly-fishing. Mack Prioleau plans to rent a canoe when he visits, but if the waters seem rough that day, he’ll make do with fishing along the shore. Because of its gorgeous forest and beginner-friendly trails, Saco Lake sees many families making the trip here with their kids in tow.
2. Spoonwood Lake, Nelson – Spoonwood Lake or Spoonwood Pond is located near the famous Nubanusit Lake in the charming town of Nelson. At first, it was the quiet and secluded Nubansuit Lake that made Mack Prioleau want to visit, but upon further research on the area, he found out that there’s another secluded body of water that’s a trout pond as well! Tranquil with lush trees, fishing at Spoonwood Lake as night falls is how Mack had always imagined spending his vacation fishing at New Hampshire.
3. Mirror Lake, Whitefield – Mack Prioleau shares that if he was ever going to drive up to New Hampshire with his friends, he’d definitely consider Mirror Lake in Whitefield. With a number of lakefront cottages available for rent, Mirror Lake offers endless hours of trout fishing and outdoor water sports. The lake view alone is worthy of being plastered all over social media and the location is just the kind of spot where one can enjoy some peace and quiet for hours.
4. Exeter Reservoir, Exeter – Exeter Reservoir in Rockingham County is where anglers can expect to catch different kinds of trout, from Brook Trout and Brown Trout to Rainbow Trout. This 20-acre lake also has other fish in its waters such as Largemouth Bass, White Bass, and Sunfish. Aside from the reservoir itself, Mack Prioleau looks forward to roaming the town’s historic streets as well. The Exeter Cathedral is a masterpiece of Gothic architecture and stands as one of the greatest cathedrals throughout New England.
5. Lonesome Lake, Lincoln – Last but not the least, Mack Prioleau would love to visit Lonesome Lake in Lincoln. Despite the lake’s intriguing name, it’s teeming with trout waiting to be caught! Lincoln has other trout ponds worth visiting such as Black Pond and Shoal Pond.
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