, Derry, New Hampshire


April 4, 2013



The second-place winner will receive a team-signed Monarchs game jersey. The third-place winner will receive $100 to the Monarchs Pro Shop.

It’s official, salmon, lake trout season’s here

CONCORD — April 1 marked the start of open-water fishing on the big lakes that the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department manages for landlocked salmon and lake trout.

It looks like a “normal spring” with “ice out” probably occurring mid-April. With the increased snowpack, tributary streams will benefit with increased flows, attracting spawning smelt, the prime forage fish for landlocked salmon.

Anglers should check out the Winnipesaukee River, which flows through the Weirs channel into Paugus Bay, and through the Lakeport Dam/Lake Opechee area. “Drop-down” salmon (and rainbow trout) are found throughout these river reaches. Other traditional areas include the Winnipesaukee River through Laconia to Dixon Point at Lake Winnisquam, and Lochmere Dam at Silver Lake.

Other good sites to visit include the Long Island Bridge in Moultonborough, Governors Island Bridge in Gilford, Smith River inlet at Wolfeboro Bay, and Meredith and Center Harbor town docks.

N.H. fishing licenses can be purchased online at, or from any Fish and Game license agent. Annual resident fishing licenses are $35. Resident one-day licenses are $10. Annual nonresident fishing licenses are $53. One-, three- and seven-day nonresident licenses are also available.

Join moose hunt lottery by May 31

CONCORD — If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, now is the time to enter the lottery. Applications for the lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for nonresidents (nonrefundable) and are available at or from any Fish and Game license agent. A total of 275 permits will be issued in this year’s lottery.

Lottery applications for 2013 must be postmarked or submitted online by midnight May 31, or delivered to N.H. Fish and Game headquarters in Concord before 4 p.m. that day. Applicants are encouraged to apply online and early since there is less chance of submitting an incomplete application.

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