Winter anglers in New Hampshire had some trout stocked especially for them this fall. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department stocks trout every year during the fall months, mostly to bolster the winter ice fishery. This should translate into some exciting action for winter anglers, according to Inland Fisheries Division Chief Jason Smith.

Anglers going after trout can find lists of waters that remain open to the taking of trout year round on the Fish and Game website. For lakes and ponds, Year Round Trout Ponds. For rivers and streams, see Year Round Rivers and Streams. Rules for waterbodies with special regulations are listed in the N.H. Freshwater Fishing Digest, available from license agents or on the Fish and Game website at Special Regulations.

Following is a list of New Hampshire lakes and ponds that are scheduled to be stocked with trout during the fall of 2014 (please note that the list below is the plan for 2014. There are many more N.H. waterbodies open for year-round fishing than are included on this list):

  • Akers Pond, Errol
  • Beaver Lake, Derry
  • Cedar Pond, Milan
  • Chocorua Lake, Tamworth
  • Crystal Lake, Gilmanton
  • Forest Lake, Winchester
  • Gustin Pond, Marlow
  • Laurel Lake, Fitzwilliam
  • Martin Meadow Pond, Lancaster
  • Massabesic Lake, Manchester
  • Opechee Lake, Laconia
  • Pearl Lake, Lisbon
  • Stinson Lake, Rumney
  • Streeter Pond, Sugar Hill
  • Sunapee Lake (Little), New London
  • Waukewan Lake, Meredith
  • Wentworth Lake, Wolfeboro
  • Winona Lake, Center Harbor

Additionally, the Fish and Game Department hatcheries will stock out post-spawn brook and brown trout into selected waterbodies without a closed season before winter. These fish can range from 2-3 pounds each. Numbers, dates and stocking locations vary annually depending on availability.