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Gilmanton NH Fishing Chronicles Details
Name:Gilmanton NH Fishing Chronicles
Created By:nefisherman92
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Details:As promised, I went back up to Gilmanton to do some more fishing this weekend. While the bass bite was not nearly as active as last weekend, I did manage to pull in a few decent Sawyer Lake bass, and a random Hornpout! The real story comes from this morning, when I headed back to Shellcamp pond expecting to tangle with some Chain Pickerel. While I never saw any Pickerel, I pulled in two bass, the second of which was the biggest bass of my life! I’m definitely adding Shellcamp to the rotation from now on!
Location:Gilmanton NH
Trip Date:7/17/2014 - 7/20/2014
# of Hotspots:4
Hotspot Details: 1. Yellow Perch Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:1
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Yellow Perch
Fish Length (Avg):6 inches
Fish Length (Max):6 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):0 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Worm
Bait Details:While working my way up and down the damn, I would often keep my Jelly Worm in the water. On one occasion, this impromptu land-based trolling technique yielded a fish! Not much more than a tiny yellow perch.
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2. Hornpout! Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:1
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Brown Bullhead
Fish Length (Avg):15 inches
Fish Length (Max):15 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):2 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):2 lbs. 0 oz.
Bait Type:Worm
Bait Details:As the sun fell on the first night, I was still playing around with a Texas rigged purple Jellyworm. While I was bouncing it along the bottom by the damn, I felt a solid bite. While I was reeling this "bass" in, I noticed that this particular fish was rolling. Odd, bass don't do that. I proceeded to pull up a 2 lb. hornpout! Odd to see one take a lure like that!
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3. Sawyer Lake Bass Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:8
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Largemouth Bass
Fish Length (Avg):16 inches
Fish Length (Max):17 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):2 lbs. 0 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):2 lbs. 4 oz.
Bait Type:Worm
Bait Details:I caught a total of eight bass over the three days at Sawyer Lake, one dink bass the first night, three decent ones the next, and four the night after. All fish were caught on my standard rig, the first few on Berkley Power Worms, the rest on Mannís Jelly Worms. Dad was with me some nights, and caught two Bass himself.
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4. Shellcamp Bass Details: Hide
# of Fish Caught:2
Water Type:freshwater
Type of Fish:Largemouth Bass
Fish Length (Avg):17 inches
Fish Length (Max):19 inches
Fish Weight (Avg):2 lbs. 2 oz.
Fish Weight (Max):3 lbs. 2 oz.
Bait Type:Worm
Bait Details:The Bass pictured here is the biggest Bass of my life so far! 19 inches, almost enough to qualify for the NH catch and release trophy program. When I first hooked him, I thought I had bottom, until the bottom started pulling back!. A couple headshaking minutes later, and I pulled this beast into the kayak! I can't wait until next year for this fish to grow even more!
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# of Photos:9
# of Fish Caught:12
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User Discussion:
dr
My sister use to live on sawyer. Caught a lot of nice bass in there back in the day. Ill have to give shellcamp a try
08/10/14 09:32 AM

dr
My sister use to live on sawyer. Caught a lot of nice bass in there back in the day. Ill have to give shellcamp a try
08/10/14 09:32 AM

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