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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, black crappie, rainbow trout, lake trout, bluegill, rock bass, white perch, Atlantic salmon and chain pickerel at Paugus Bay in New Hampshire.

Paugus Bay, NH

A virtual vacation paradise with all the home-town services, Paugus Bay is a 1,200-acre lake in the central part of the state, at Laconia. The lake has a nice variety of fish species, nearly 10 miles of shoreline.

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Paugus Bay, located in Laconia, New Hampshire, is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. This picturesque bay is part of Lake Winnipesaukee and offers excellent fishing opportunities. Paugus Bay is known for its diverse fish population, making it an enticing spot for anglers of all levels. The bay is home to a variety of fish species, including smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pickerel, yellow perch, and white perch. Anglers can explore the bay's shallow areas, submerged structures, and weed beds to target these popular fish.

Paugus Bay's exceptional fishing prospects, boating opportunities, and nearby camping facilities make it an attractive destination for outdoor enthusiasts in New Hampshire. Whether casting a line, cruising the bay's tranquil waters, or spending nights under the stars at a nearby campground, Paugus Bay promises a memorable and enjoyable experience amidst the scenic landscapes of the state.

This lake offers most everything you might want or need for recreational boating, camping and fishing. The most sought after species here are rainbow trout, lake trout and landlocked salmon. Healthy populations of bass, crappie, perch and pickerel also swim in these waters. Various options for boat launching and marina services are available at Paugus Bay Marina, Lakeport Landing, Thurston's Marina, Winni Marine and Paugus Bay Campground.

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Primary fish species residing in Paugus Bay

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Black crappie Rainbow Trout Lake trout Bluegill Rock Bass White Perch Atlantic Salmon Chain pickerel

Paugus Bay Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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In addition to fishing, Paugus Bay is a haven for boating enthusiasts. Boaters can take advantage of the bay's calm waters, scenic beauty, and easy access to Lake Winnipesaukee. The bay provides a perfect setting for various water activities, such as motor boating, kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing. Whether it's a leisurely cruise or an exhilarating water sports adventure, Paugus Bay offers a fantastic boating experience.

Fishing Boat Rentals

Anchor Marine
Rentals: Pontoon boats
603 366-4311

Winni Marine
Rentals: Pontoon boats
603 524-8380


Lakeport Landing Marina
65 Gold Street
Laconia, NH 03246
603 524-3755

Paugus Bay Marina
41 Sheridan Street
Laconia NH 03246
603 524-1233

Click here for a New Hampshire Fishing License.

Camping options are available near Paugus Bay, allowing visitors to fully enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Campgrounds provide amenities such as tent sites, RV hookups, and access to hiking trails and picnic areas. Camping near Paugus Bay offers the opportunity to wake up to serene lake views, immerse oneself in the tranquility of the surroundings, and enjoy a peaceful camping experience.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Paugus Bay Campground - 603 366-4757

Singing Cove RV Park - 603 366-4656

Paugus Bay NH Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Paugus Bay
Thurston's Marina
18 Endicott St N
Laconia, NH 03246
603 366-4811


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