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Fishing in a pond is different from fishing in a river. Fishing in the ocean is different from fishing in a lake. Fishing in New Hampshire is different from fishing in any other state, which is why so many people come to go fishing at the well-known Lake Winnipesaukee. While most basic types of fishing tackle are the same everywhere you go, there are still differences in what you might use at home versus what you will want to use when you’re here. As a result, there are bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro that feature local tackle rentals. So all you need to do is hop on a plane and stop by the Hole in the Wall, we’ll provide the rest.
More Than Just Tackle
In fact, when you come to the Hole in the Wall, you’ll find lots more than just fishing tackle in New Hampshire for rent. If you come during the late spring, summer and fall, you’ll find boat rentals at our Wolfeboro bait stores. If you come in the winter, you can even rent ice fishing gear and Bob Houses to keep you warm out on the lake. Whatever you want to do and whenever you want to come up to beautiful New England to fish, you can rent or buy it right here at Lake Winnipesaukee.
You can end up with a lot of gear when you start getting into recreational fishing. When you stop by to check out our local tackle rentals, you might even want to pick up a new lure or two to take back home to add to your collection. There are many different types of rods and reels available to choose from, depending on the type of fishing you are wanting to do. Even if you bring your own tackle for your trip, make sure to stop by our Wolfeboro bait stores for some local live bait and tips from our friendly staff.
Our lake has a wide range of fish species to choose from, but there are definite seasons. You will want to check out the New Hampshire Department of Fish & Game website to learn more about the various fishing seasons for bass, trout and land locked salmon, as well as other popular species. While you’re there, get information on licensing and regulations on live bait.
Popular Bait in New Hampshire
You might see some familiar types of live bait and lures at our local tackle rentals store. Earthworms, night crawlers, leeches, insects, larvae and small fish are all pretty popular nationwide. However, it is important to note that you should never bring your own live bait from home across state lines into any other state. The reason being, some species are invasive and can become a threat to the natural population. Most fishermen want to protect the environment out of respect for it, so it’s a good idea to never break this hard and fast rule, no matter how big or active the bait is where you live.
Artificial baits and lures are also popular here at Lake Winnipesaukee. Different types are used depending on the fish that is in season. You can visit your local bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro to find out what is working currently at the lake. Remember, even with artificial lures, your bait should match up with your target species. Take time to do a little bit of research in order to get better results. You should also speak with the locals about the various techniques that are used, especially if you are new to a certain type of fishing. Ice fishing is drastically different from summertime fishing, so you will want to get some insider information before you head out onto the lake.
Contact the Hole in the Wall
If you are planning a trip out to Lake Winnipesaukee, make sure to contact the Hole in the Wall about local tackle rentals, boat rentals and special ice fishing rentals in the winter. Our staff can help you choose the best options for a very successful trip. Remember, if you don’t want to try to get your fishing gear on the plane, you can always rent fishing tackle in New Hampshire at our bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro. Give us a call at 1-603-569-HOLE (4653) and speak with one of our friendly staff members. We can help you reserve the boat or gear that you will need to enjoy your next fishing trip to the world-famous Lake Winnipesaukee!