N.H. Weekly Fishing Report -- April 4, 2008
Welcome to a new season of the NH Weekly Fishing Report!
If you're new to the list, this is the first weekly fishing report for 2008. Each week from now through September, we'll bring you fishing news and information from one of our regional fisheries staff members, along with a link to the most current stocking report (during stocking season). Click here to sign up to get the Fishing Report in your e-mail each week.
One could say that open-water season got off to a lackluster beginning because there's not a lot of open water to be found! Perhaps the slow-rolling start will make for better fishing later in the season. Because of the unusually snowy and cold weather, fish stocking will be delayed this spring. Bob Fawcett, hatchery supervisor for NH Fish and Game, says that conditions just aren't right to start stocking hatchery-raised trout and salmon yet. One of the rules of thumb is to not stock in rivers until the water temperatures match hatchery water temperatures, or at least 45 degrees. Also, most waters are running high and fast right now because of snowmelt and continuing precipitation -- not ideal for the fish. But as soon as conditions are right, the stocking trucks will be rolling, and we'll let you know. (Next week's report will include a lot more info on the stocking plan for 2008.)
For past fishing reports and all your NH fishing info, click here to visit Fish and Game's fishing page.
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