Iconic Lake Winnipesaukee is a majestic sight. Nestled at the foot of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, this glorious 72-square-mile body of water is an excellent location for a fishing retreat. Labeled the most scenic lake in New England, Lake Winnipesaukee is home to tasty freshwater game fish and hosts the world-famous Ice Fishing Derby. To ensure you’re close to all the action, why not book a stay in one of our waterfront vacation homes? The team at Bayside Rentals are Lakes Winnipesaukee experts and can guide you to a memorable Lake Winnipesaukee fishing getaway.

Lake Winnipesaukee Fishing Guides

If it’s your first time in our beautiful part of the country, why not get the lay of the ‘lake’ with a guided fishing tour? Don’t waste precious vacation time working out the logistics yourself; let one of our local fishing guides do all the work for you. Head out onto the lake with Salmon Patrol Charters, or give A.J.’s Great Spirit Charters a try—A.J. has been fishing the lake for more than 50 years and owns the local bait and tackle store.

Trout Fishing at Lake Winnipesaukee

Anglers will find a healthy population of trout in Lake Winnipesaukee. Rainbow trout, brook trout, and lake trout, all here for the taking. The lake trout weigh an average of three pounds but have weighed in as big as 20 pounds. Tim Moore Outdoors offers an all-year-round fishing guide service, including ice fishing for lake trout during the winter months and trout fishing between July and September.

Lake Winnipesaukee Boat Rentals

If you’d like to get a group of friends together for a day of Lake Winnipesaukee fishing, there are plenty of boat rental options to choose from. The Goodhue Boat Company offers a fleet of luxury rental boats from their marina in Wolfeboro, or you can rent the perfect boat for your day of fishing from the Anchor Marine Corporation at Paugus Bay.

Fish the Local Rivers

With 12,000 miles of rivers and streams in New Hampshire, you’re bound to strike it lucky. Minge Brook is a stream near Wolfeboro, where you’ve got a good chance of getting a bite, and largemouth bass are popular at West Alton Brook near Dover. You’ll find rainbow trout and salmon at the mouth of the Smith River, and the Merrymeeting River near Concord is another local river that’s popular for bass.

The Best Lakeside Rentals for Anglers 

At Bayside Rentals, we have the area’s most extensive selection of lakeside homes. From the convenience of location to the generosity of size, we’ve got a property to make your Lake Winnipesaukee fishing vacation as memorable as possible. To see what’s available, take a look at our vacation rentals page.