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Moore Reservoir, NH

Popular Fish Species Moore Reservoir, NH

Moore Reservoir Popular Fish - Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth Bass Fishing

Smallmouth bass are the dominant favorite of many locals at Moore Reservoir, as they are plentiful and easy to catch, once located. Fishing for smallmouth bass is good anytime they are shallow - in spring, during high water, mornings in summer and during warmer fall afternoons. Use shallow crankbaits around rip rap. In winter, spend your time on deeper structure with small worms, jigs and spoons. Largemouth bass also reside here in good numbers

Moore Reservoir Popular Fish - Northern Pike

Northern Pike Fishing

The New Hampshire state-record northern pike was caught out of Moore Reservoir, and today northerns are still a very popular target for local anglers. This year they are often being caught in some very big sizes. April and May are the best months of the year for northern pike fishing here. Summer is spotty but pike can be caught all summer long. Fall can also be good sometimes stretching into October. Large, flashy lures that mimic the bait they prey upon are great lures for northerns. Effective lures include spoons, spinners, and crankbaits, particularly those with bright colors or metallic finishes to attract the pike's attention. Additionally, big flies, soft plastic swimbaits and jerkbaits can be successful, especially when retrieved erratically to mimic wounded prey. Trolling along weed edges can often entice strikes.

Moore Reservoir Popular Fish - Yellow Perch

Yellow Perch Fishing

Moore Reservoir continues to have a very healthy population of yellow perch, which have been a mainstay in the fishery for decades. Yellow perch are great table fare, and are a food source for many predator fish in the lake as well. Fishing for yellow perch is simple, their primary diet consists of minnows and other small fish, insects and worms. Yellow perch tend to gather in small groups and hang out on relatively deep structure, near cover and/or drop-offs. Use a small hook and sinker. Bait a small hook with minnows, worms or small jigs using 6 to 10 pound line. They make for an excellent fish fry, are a food source for many of the larger predator fish in the lake, and they are fun to catch.

Moore Reservoir Fishing Video

Fish species to fish for...

Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, rock bass, yellow perch, chain pickerel and northern pike at Moore Reservoir in New Hampshire.

Moore Dam, on the Connecticut River creates Moore Reservoir which is a 3,500-acre lake on the western border of the state, 2 miles west of Littleton, NH. Nearly 30 miles of shoreline, encompass the homes of bass, crappie, trout, sunfish, perch, pickerel and pike.

Moore Reservoir, located in Littleton and Monroe, New Hampshire, is a hidden gem for fishing enthusiasts. With over 3,000 acres of surface area, this expansive reservoir offers abundant fishing opportunities. Moore Reservoir is known for its diverse fish population, making it a prime destination for anglers. Popular fish species found in the reservoir include smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, northern pike, pickerel, and yellow perch. The reservoir's varied underwater structures, including submerged timber, rocky areas, and weed beds, provide excellent habitats for these sought-after fish.

Numerous locations provide access to areas for fishing from the bank. Four boat launch ramps are located on the New Hampshire side of the lake. Camping is not allowed at the lake, but there is campsites and RV spaces available at Crazy Horse Campground which is just minutes from the water. Kayaks and canoes can be portaged from several places around the lake for easy access to fishing areas.

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Primary fish species residing in Moore Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow trout Brook trout Brown trout Rock Bass Yellow Perch Chain pickerel Northern pike

Moore Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to fishing, Moore Reservoir offers ample space and calm waters for boating activities. Boaters can enjoy cruising along the reservoir, admiring the picturesque scenery and serene ambiance. Whether it's motor boating, kayaking, canoeing, or paddleboarding, Moore Reservoir provides a peaceful setting for water-based recreation and relaxation.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Dodge Hill Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Old Waterford Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Moore Reservoir Dam Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, west side, off St Johnsbury Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

North Littleton Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the northeast section of the lake, off Perkins Landing Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Pine Island Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest corner of the lake, off St Johnsbury Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Plattenville Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, off Hilltop Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.

Fishing Guides On Moore Reservoir

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Fishing License

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Camping options are available near Moore Reservoir, allowing visitors to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the surroundings. Nearby campgrounds provide amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Moore Reservoir offers the opportunity to wake up to stunning reservoir views, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience the tranquility of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Crazy Horse Campground - 603 444-2204

Moore Reservoir NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Moore Reservoir
Crazy Horse Campground
788 Hilltop Rd
Littleton, NH 03561
603 444-2204


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