By Tim Moore, Tim Moore Outdoors
For those of you who have been waiting for winter to release its grip, wait no more. Spring fishing is here! One benefit of a short winter has been the ability to prepare for our regular routine of guiding pike and flounder trips and waiting for the first stripers to show up, but it also gave me time to plan some really cool new opportunities for this open water season.
Probably the most exciting new opportunity is an event called Kayak University at Cottage Place on Squam Lake June 3-5, 2016. This is shaping up to be New England’s premier kayak fishing destination event, on one of New England’s most beautiful lakes. There will be seminars and the opportunity to fish with some of New England’s most well-known kayak anglers, thousands of dollars’ worth of giveaways, including Sonarphone T-PODs, Filletmaker cutting boards, logowear from Bigtooth Tackle, lures from Daddy Mac Lures, and much more. Visit www.KayakUniversity.info for complete details, but don’t delay because space is limited.
Another exciting fishing opportunity this spring comes by way of boat. We will be running two-person freshwater charters for northern pike, walleye, and smallmouth bass in our boat this year. We will run freshwater trips all month while we wait for the stripers to arrive and will continue running them throughout the summer, but many available dates will get booked by kayak striped bass anglers. Don’t forget, we provide everything you need except food, clothing, and fishing license.
The smallmouth bass fishing should only get better throughout the month as water temperatures rise, and this year we have partnered with Cottage Place on Squam Lake to offer fish-and-stay packages on New Hampshire’s most well-known smallmouth lake. Book your stay at Cottage Place (603-968-7116) and let them take care of the rest. We will take you fishing for trophy smallmouth (or largemouth) bass on Squam Lake, site of the 1981 movie On Golden Pond.
Whether it’s from a kayak or boat, the spring pike bite is one of our most popular. Like the fall, the fish will be shallow. When they hit a lure it is explosive and heart-stopping. After last fall (none of our clients landed pike smaller than 36”) we began running pike kayak fishing trips as early as we could (April 16) and have been receiving booking requests almost daily. Also available this month will be winter flounder kayak trips (yummy!) and walleye (double yummy!) on the Connecticut River. Have a great May and I hope to see you on the water!
FORECAST BY: Tim Moore is a nationally recognized professional angler and a licensed NH hunting and fishing guide. He is the owner of Tim Moore Outdoors LLC, offering ice fishing charters, fresh and saltwater kayak fishing charters, and freshwater boat charters. He is a member of the New England Outdoors Writers Association and the producer of Tim Moore Outdoors TV. Visit www.TimMooreOutdoors.com.