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First Brookies on the Pemigewasset River Details
Name:First Brookies on the Pemigewasset River
Created By:baystateangler
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Details:Although I caught a lot of rainbows during my trip to Lincoln, my main focus had been on brookies, a trout I had never caught before. The river ran directly behind where we were staying, and we were fishing the cold, rocky waters within minutes of arriving. I started out with a Phoebe spoon while my brother used a panther martin. He caught his first before I caught mine, and I followed with my first minutes later. I instantly loved the fish as soon as I caught my first one. I caught the rest of my brookies, however, on trout magnet jigs, recommended to me by a lot of MAFF members (thanks to those guys). I got lots of them dragging the jig in the current using a float in pools. The amount of fish I caught increased exponentially; I caught more and more fish as I learned where to look for them and how to better recognize where the fish were. With every one my newfound love for the species had grown. I ended up catching more brookies than rainbows through the whole trip. I captured it all on my gopro, and would appreciate if you guys checked out the edited video that I attached. Through my trip, I learned just how well Trout Magnets work, and brook trout are now one of my favorite species to catch.
Video URL: https://youtu.be/2heAp7mBVDo
Location:Pemigewasset River, New Hampshire
Trip Date:7/23/2015 - 7/25/2015
# of Hotspots:1
Hotspot Details: 1. First Ever Brookies Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:8
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Brook Trout
Fish Length (Avg):0 inches
Fish Length (Max):0 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Panfish Jig
Bait Details:Trout magnet 1/64 ounce jig with a white split-tail grub.
Location Details:Stretch of river behind Indian Head Resort.
# of Photos:2
# of Fish Caught:8
Trip Views:This trip has been viewed 4948 times.
User Discussion:
anything_for_points
Nice fish man!
09/09/15 07:54 PM

baystateangler
I'd like to get into some bigger sized ones. I like my spinning gear, too.
07/29/15 03:05 PM

thorn168
I think you would have more fun catching fish of that size on a 6wt fly rod.
07/29/15 01:13 PM

baystateangler
Good luck Dan! The pemi is a great river for brookies, rainbows, and browns. I've only caught brookies on the river, but those other fish are out there. There's also some nice salmon, but I think they're fly fishing only. Tight lines!
07/28/15 05:21 PM

dr
Im up at newfound lake and an old fisherman told me about a secret spot on the pemmi around exit 23. Going to try it this week. been catching some great smallies on newfound but going to try for some trout.
07/28/15 04:55 PM

baystateangler
Wow dude that's a great fish. We were going to NH anyway for a family vacation and it happened to be on a pretty good trout spot, so I took advantage of the circumstances. I have been itching to get out to western mass, as well, hopefully for my first brown. I think I'll have better luckcatching a brown or a nice brookie out west on a good river than a laker out of Wachusett in one trip. I've been planning a trip in that direction for a while, and I'm leaning toward going for the browns.
07/27/15 09:10 PM

troutfreak
Great fish !!! Lots of fun on the magnets ....Why go north for fish when we have some beauties in Western Mass ?




07/27/15 08:44 PM

baystateangler
I stayed up at indian head resort with my family. I think it's a little north of loon mt. The place had a pond in the back with NICE rainbows and the pemi ran right behind the place and was maybe a two minute walk. Said part of the river was stacked with brookies, little ones, but fine by me since I hadn't caught them before going into the trip. I'm going back up to NH in a couple weeks but much farther east and I'm hoping to get into my first brown.
07/27/15 05:31 PM

bassturds
I LOVE IT UP THERE!!! i havent fished it in a while! never caught any bows but a bunch of brookies! some biggons to.

where did you stay?? loon mt?
07/27/15 12:31 PM

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