As the summer doldrums come upon us, an amazing thing happens on our rivers and ponds. After sizing down our flies and lures or dredging deep into the thermocline, fish miraculous throw caution to the wind and start to eat Mother Nature’s sweetness — terrestrials.
David Patch of Bartlett has been the Fish and Game Commission representative for Carroll County over the last 10 years. His term recently expired, and Gov. Chris Sununu elected to not reappoint him to the position. He has been replaced by Susan Price of Moultonborough.
Happy Fourth of July, fellow anglers. Many of you have traveled great distances to fish the beautiful waters of the Mount Washington Valley. Whether your fish of choice is trout, bass, pickerel, or perch, the valley has a place for you to wet a line and enjoy your time on the water.
Anglers, by nature, are an easy going lot. Spending time standing in a stream or floating in a pond is reward unto itself. Most times catching a fish is a bonus. It is absorbing the sights and the sounds that just take away the stress and the anxiety of everyday life.
Troutman rinsed the last supper dish and put it into the drying rack. The dishes would have to dry themselves. He and the Old Timer had to travel to one of their favorite ponds to try and catch the green drake hatch.
June is known among the angling community as the Sweet of The Year. Water conditions have improved from spring’s cold and high runoff from snow melt. Water temperatures have stayed in the 50 degree range leading to an increase in aquatic life.
Each year, New Hampshire Fish and Game designates a day where anyone, resident or non-resident, can open-water fish without the need to purchase a license. The idea behind this is to give those who have never experienced angling, but have an interest in trying the sport a chance to do so for…
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to the fishing season in the Mount Washington Valley. Anglers from all over New England will be arriving to pursue their favorite fish species. Trout, bass and pickerel are just a few of the species that anglers hope will be on the end of their line.
This is a continuing series of articles that will appear on an ongoing basis as the riprap debate and the battle over the channelization of the Saco River continues.
Sunday is Mother’s Day. The official day of the year to let that special person in our lives know how much we appreciate everything that they have done and continue to do for us.
Anglers, by nature, are a secretive lot. Finding a body of water that contains an angler’s favorite fish is held close to the angler’s vest. If an angler shares his fishing spot with you, you are viewed as a trustworthy friend.
With the opening of designated trout ponds, trout fishing the valley begins in earnest. Flies that were tied over the winter are put in fly boxes and fly tying desks look the cleanest that they will look all year.
The grill and dishes cleaned and put away, the Old Timer and Troutman headed to the front porch of the cabin to watch the sunset. Tomorrow was opening day for designated trout ponds and the two had plans to be on the water one hour before sunrise.
What a fantastic spring here in the valley. The sun is warm. The trees are in bud. The birds are singing. It has been quite awhile for us to have enjoyed such marvelous spring weather.