Fishing Season: January 1st through October15th, Pike fishing after that til it gets to cold.

Upper Connecticut River - NH

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

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Lopstick Lodge's Tip of the Week

Trout season is now open. Safety first. Wade with a friend. The Lakes are full, beautiful days.Hopefully it'll keep going... Things are looking good. Go pull some streamers for Pike!!

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Map of Upper Connecticut River

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Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Lopstick Lodge Outfitters

5-Day Outlook as of 6/29/22

The forecast is looking like some cooler and potential rain coming up. We've had some beautiful days and the fishing is good.

Techniques & Tips as of 6/29/22

Nymphing and swinging Streamers. Wolley Buggers. We are starting to see some dry fly activity. >~}~}}'>

Local Species Available January 1st through October15th, Pike fishing after that til it gets to cold.

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Lopstick Lodge's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Pike Bunny White 6/0
Pike Bunny Yellow 6/0
Hickey's Tungsten Bead Auto Emerger Olive 14
Bead Head Stonefly Olive 10
Soft Hackle Streamer Olive 6
Copper John Juan Worm Purple 10
Krystal Bugger White 6
Bead Head Woolly Bugger Streamer Olive 6
Smelt Patterns Grey 6
Articulated Wiggle tail Orange 4/0

Pike Bunny

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Lopstick Lodge's Recommended Gear

Description: About Upper Connecticut River

The Upper Connecticut River starts at the Canadian border. From there it travels through the Connecticut Lakes providing wade-able fishing in the river in between the lakes, most notable the 'Trophy Stretch' between First Lake and Lake Francis. From Lake Francis, the river widens. the river is wade-able to West Stewartstown NH / Canaan VT but from there down stream, the river is best accessed by driftboat, canoe or kayak. Browns, rainbows and brook trout inhabit the waters above and below Lake Francis while landlock salmon live primarily in the river between the lakes.

Nearest Airport:



Caddis and Stonefly nymphs. We're starting to see some Mayflies and Caddis.

Best Time to Fish:

Mid day.

Best Stretch:

There's plenty of open water below Murphy Dam and below 1st and 2nd. Smaller streams and remote ponds.

Best Access:

The majority of land in Pittsburg is in some sort of conservation easement and it is open to the public. Lots of public and designated access points.