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April 1 marks start of open-water fishing for salmon, trout

March 29, 2019

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — It’s nearly time for the open-water fishing season on New Hampshire’s large lakes for salmon and lake trout.

April 1 marks the start of the season at waterways such as Big Squam Lake, Lake Sunapee and Lake Winnipesaukee, plus 11 others.

Anglers are encouraged to test their skills on areas of open water.

The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department says the lakes will be icebound for another few weeks, with a traditional mid- to late-April full ice-out likely in the central Lakes Region. Fishing through or from the ice is not permitted after March 31 on applicable landlocked salmon/lake trout managed lakes.

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