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Are you planning a weekend fishing trip to Lake Winnipesaukee? Will you be traveling with family and friends or going solo? Whatever your goals for fishing in New Hampshire, you will find them here. From the beautiful lakes to the winding streams and rivers, the Lakes Region of this great state has much to offer. Make sure to stop by local bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro where you can get popular Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle and supplies. Fishing is done here year-round, so you can even get winter fishing supplies for ice fishing or cold water fishing seasons. Make sure to check with the New Hampshire Fish & Game regarding limits on certain species during specific times of the year.
Getting a Boat Rental
While there is a lot to explore from the shore at Lake Winnipesaukee, it’s also a good idea to secure some New Hampshire boat rentals for your trip. Depending on the time of year, you may want to do this well in advance to make sure one is available. Choose from a wide variety of options at local bait and tackle stores in Wolfeboro, such as the Hole in the Wall, which boats a selection of row boats, canoes, and kayaks, as well as power boats of all types, sizes, and horsepower. Depending on where you want to go and what you want to do, the Hole in the Wall has enough variety of boats to meet your needs.
A boater safety course is required for rentals of boats that have more than 25 horsepower motors, so just be aware that this could be needed. Temporary certificates may be issued by local boat rental companies, so that could be an option for you as well. Just load up your Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle, bait, lures and accessories and you’re ready to go. However, there are a few things that you should probably take along with you just in case, and there are other seasonal items that you will want to include for cold weather fishing to keep you safe and warm while out on the lake.
Packing for the Trip
When you come to New Hampshire, make sure to bring along layers of clothing. Depending on where you are coming from, the weather might be quite different. Even in late spring and early summer, the temperatures can be quite low. Warming will happen mid-day, so having layers of clothing as an option can be helpful. A light jacket or even a warmer jacket for early morning or late night fishing is also recommended. Extra clothing can be a good idea, just in case someone goes overboard. You don’t want to cut your day short or be stuck out on the water in wet clothes when the temperature drops.
Other items can be brought as well, including food items, drinks, plenty of water, and something to pass the time if the fishing gets slow. You will often see people out on boats playing cards or some other type of game, just enjoying the view and the company. A good navigational chart and a GPS can help you find where you want to go and a fish finder, which is available where you get your New Hampshire boat rentals, can also be a huge advantage. Ask the locals about good fishing spots for certain species, as well as recommendations on live bait and lures for best results.
You should have a cell phone in a waterproof bag or container, as well as a portable charger. Much of the lake is without service however, so having a radio or some other form of communication with you can be helpful. A first aid kit and other safety items should be on board, including flotation devices for each person on the boat. Children should wear a life jacket at all times, just in case they go overboard. Adults should as well, but many just keep the vest near them or in a safe location. Other rescue items are also highly recommended. Remember that Lake Winnipesaukee is 72 square miles of water, so it can be easy to get lost or be far away from help when you need it most.
Contact the Hole in the Wall
Give us a call at 1-603-569-HOLE (4653) to reserve New Hampshire boat rentals or to ask about our winter fishing supplies and special Lake Winnipesaukee fishing tackle. Make sure to visit our bait and tackle store in Wolfeboro when you come up for your fishing trip. We have all the supplies you could ever need to make your weekend getaway at Lake Winnipesaukee a trip to remember.