Magic Morning

It took me a while to find the time to write a post, but here it is.

June 21,2014

P1010811Today my brother, nephew and I got up before the sun, grabbed our fishing gear and hit the road. Our plan was to once again hit the water of Umbagog Lake in Errol, NH and we couldn’t have been happier with our choice. The morning broke perfectly as we were launching our boat at 6 a.m.

Sure there was a bit of fog on the water which seems to be the norm on most cool mornings on the lake, but somehow the wispy fog and the unbroken quiet only made the morning seem that much better, more serene. It was almost a shame to disturb such a beautiful morning, but not so much as to deter us from our goal of the day which was catching fish.

At first, the bites were slow but as the fog was lifting, the bites were getting better and the fish were getting bigger.

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At noon, we pulled our boats over to one of the Umbagog Lake State Park’s remote sites and used the picnic table to cook our lunch. Half an hour later we were back to catching fish. The nice thing about Umbagog is that there are plenty of different species that you can catch. We took full advantage of this by trying to catch them all and I have to say that we had a blast.

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For those of you unfamiliar with Umbagog Lake, it is a 7,850 acre lake with the average depth being 15 feet and a maximum depth of 48 feet and it sits right on the border of NH and Maine which means you can fish the lake with a valid fishing license from either state.

Besides the fantastic fishing that can be found here, there is a NH State Park on the southern shore which has great RV and tent sites. Click these links if you want more information about camping at Umbagog Lake State Park http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Umbagog-Lake_Camping-Info.pdf http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Umbagog-Lake_Campground-Map.pdf.

Beside RV camping, there is something that is unique to Umbagog Lake State Park. This park has remote campsites that are only accessible from the water which are spread out over the lake. Click on the links below and you will be taken to the NH State website regarding Umbagog Lake State Park remote campsites.  http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Umbagog-Lake-Remote_Camping-Info.pdf http://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Umbagog-Lake-Remote_Campground-Map.pdf

Is there a better way to spend a weekend, then to be at a remote site where you can fish all day and relax by the fire at night? If you want to have a great time out on the water then please go and try Umbagog Lake.

Tight Lines, the Amateur Angler.

Click on the link below to find out some interesting history of this wonderful Lake.  https://www.nhstateparks.org/uploads/pdf/Umbagog_Info-Sheet-all.pdf

 

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