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When it comes to fishing, you don’t really need anything fancy or expensive to have a good time when you vacation at Lake Winnipesaukee. In fact, you can even rent the rod, reel, and fishing tackle at the same place where you get boat rentals and equipment for other New Hampshire water sports, such as the NH Hole in the Wall in Wolfeboro. While you can upgrade your equipment to high-end options, throw in some high-tech scanners and fish finders, or even try out some top-of-the-line lures, there are lots of options available to suit just about any interest, level of experience, or budget.
Advantages to Different Equipment
However, that being said, the type of fishing that you are doing might warrant something a little bit more advanced than a stick with some line and a hook on it. Longer poles are great if you are fishing from the shore, off a pier or bridge, from a boat, or wading in the water. Shorter poles are excellent for ice fishing, something that is quite popular for wintertime vacations at Lake Winnipesaukee. Fly rods, telescoping poles, cane poles – there’s a little something for everyone, but the best way to choose the equipment that’s right for you is to first figure out what type of fishing you want to do.
The size line that you use should be dependent upon the type of fish that you are fishing for when you try your hand at Lake Winnipesaukee fishing. The same goes for hooks, weights, and sinkers. Float fishing is a lot of fun for beginners, as well as for children. As you set up your tackle box for fishing, whether you take advantage of boat rentals on Lake Winnipesaukee or not, you might want to toss in some bobbers with the rest of your gear. Make sure to also have tools for cutting line, removing hooks, and safeguarding your catch. Again, you can get all of this and more at the NH Hole in the Wall, where you get the rest of your New Hampshire water sports equipment.
Choosing the Best Bait
It also helps to know what type of fish you will be trying to catch when it comes time to choose the best bait for the job. You can choose from a wide range of flies to plastic lures, high-tech lures and live bait. A lot of fishermen swear by live bait, however much can be said about many of today’s products available for lures and flies. If you aren’t sure what you will need – or what you will be able to catch when you vacation at Lake Winnipesaukee, ask the staff at the NH Hole in the Wall. You can also try to chat with local fishermen and see if they might share some insider tips with you.
Worms, minnows, cut bait, and crickets are great for most freshwater fishing. However, if you are trying to catch a specific type of fish, such as the catfish, you will want to know what they are biting on locally. Blood dough, along with chicken livers, are the best live bait options for reeling in some catfish. Various lake species, such as crappie and bass, appreciate soft plastic lures, spoons, plugs and buzz baits. Smaller lake fish will often jump at the chance to take down your small spinner baits. Shoreline fishing with kids for bluegill can be done with pieces of bread, cubes of cheese, and corn. Kids love seeing fish bite on the foods that they eat themselves, and it can foster a love for fishing from an early age.
Get All the Gear at Hole in the Wall
If you are planning a vacation at Lake Winnipesaukee in the near future, contact our team at the Hole in the Wall to help you get all of the gear you need to really enjoy your visit. Whether your goal is to try your hand at Lake Winnipesaukee fishing, New Hampshire water sports, sight-seeing, hiking or if you just want to explore the lake with our boat rentals at Lake Winnipesaukee, we can help you get the tools you need to get out there and have a great time. Give us a call at 1-603-569-HOLE (4653) and speak with one of our friendly representatives. Boat rentals and sales, live bait, fishing tackle, custom rods and reels, sporting goods, and a whole lot more are available NOW at the NH Hole in the Wall.