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Have you ever just wanted to get away from the same old scenery and goings on of your day-to-day life? You might not have ever thought of New Hampshire as the perfect family vacation spot, but you might be surprised to learn that it is one of the most popular destinations in North America. Lake Winnipesaukee is located in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire, which is just at the base of the beautiful White Mountains. The largest lake in the state and the sixth largest natural lake in the entire country, Lake Winnipesaukee has much to offer. Enjoy hiking, fishing, boating, swimming, seasonal festivals and tournaments, while enjoying over 240 miles of shoreline and 365 islands, 274 of which are habitable. There’s so much to see and do in New Hampshire!
Boating at Lake Winnipesaukee
One of the best ways to really get out there and enjoy the lake is through the use of boat rentals at Lake Winnipesaukee. You can rent a wide variety of boats at popular bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro, like The Hole in the Wall. Here you can rent canoes and kayaks, classic row boats, aluminum boats, and Boston Whalers. You can even get seasonal, weekly or daily dock rentals to get even more out of your boat rentals. Enjoy fun and exciting rides out on the beautiful waters of Lake Winnipesaukee or try your hand at fishing, another popular sport in the region.
- Canoes – Range in size from fourteen to sixteen feet in length; no license required; daily and weekly rates available.
- Kayaks – Range in size from ten to fourteen feet in length; no license required; daily and weekly rates available.
- Row Boats – Range in size from thirteen to twenty-three feet in length; no license required; daily and weekly rates available.
- Aluminum Boats – Range in size from fourteen to sixteen feet in length; no license required; daily and weekly rates available; special “Salmon Package” with downrigger rods, life jackets and other equipment also available.
- Boston Whalers – Range in size from thirteen to seventeen feet in length; license required for higher horsepower motors – see boat rentals in Lake Winnipesaukee for details; daily and weekly rates available.
The lake lies completely within the borders of the United States and is surrounded by three mountain ranges. A wooded shoreline and crystal clear water help make this a very popular resort in the summertime. Year-round fishing brings visitors to this area during all seasons, with ice fishing as a very popular draw in the winter. Also in the Lakes Region are four other large lakes, which include Newfound, Squam, Waukewan and Winnisquam, consisting of nearly 70,000 acres of water.
Fishing at Lake Winnipesaukee
The biggest recreational draw to the lake by far is fishing. Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle, custom fishing rods and reels, live bait and lures can all be purchased or rented from The Hole in the Wall. One of the most popular bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro, The Hole in the Wall has everything you need from ice fishing supplies to boat rentals at Lake Winnipesaukee. You can purchase your fishing license locally or order it online via the New Hampshire Fish & Game website at www.nhfishandgame.com. Currently, at the time of this writing, the rates were $15/day, $28/3-days, $35/7-days or $53/year for non-residents.
Visit local bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro for live bait, popular lures and information about the fishing areas. Custom fishing rods and reels are also available, but you are welcome to bring your own and augment your kit with some local Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle finds. Boat rentals for Lake Winnipesaukee at The Hole in the Wall can help you to get out there to specific areas where the locals are getting the best fishing action. Make sure to check local charts for seasons to ensure that you are catching the right fish in-season. A catch and release season is in force for smallmouth and largemouth bass between May 15 and June 15.
Lots of Recreational Fun
Contact The Hole in the Wall bait and tackle store in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire to learn more about all of our Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle, live bait, boat rentals, ice fishing supplies and other local accessories by calling 603-569-HOLE (4653). Check out our online store for great purchase options with FREE shipping! Call today and reserve your rentals ahead of your trip or to find out about fishing conditions at the world-famous Lake Winnipesaukee.