Trip No. FW2105 Lake Wicwas - Meredith, NH June 4, 2005
Weather Conditions Catch Log
TRIP TIME 11:30am-7:30pm
AIR TEMP 81°
SKY CONDITIONS Partly Cloudy
WIND W @ 2 mph
BAROMETER 29.89 +
WATER TEMP 62°
WATER CLARITY Clear
WAVE HEIGHTS N/A
SWELLS N/A
CURRENT N/A
MOON PHASE Waning Crescent
HIGH TIDE N/A
LOW TIDE N/A
Equipment Used:
Rod Zebco Quantum XtraLite XL462SUL
  Type  Spinning
  Length  4'6"
  Action  Ultralight
Reel Zebco Quantum Micro MS00
  Type  Ultralight Spinning
  Line  Monofilament
  Strength  6 lb.
SPECIES LENGTH WEIGHT LURE/BAIT USED COLOR METHOD
Chain Pickerel 17.9" 1 lb. 9 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Chain Pickerel 15.0"       15 oz. 9cm Rapala Original Minnow Perch Jerky Retrieve
Yellow Perch 11.4"       14 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Bluegill Sunfish   8.6"       12 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Chain Pickerel 13.8"       11 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Redbreast Sunfish   8.0"       11 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Chain Pickerel 13.3"       10 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Pumpkinseed   8.2"       10 oz. 9cm Rapala Original Minnow Perch Jerky Retrieve
Chain Pickerel 12.6"         8 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Yellow Perch 10.0"         8 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Yellow Perch   9.7"         8 oz. 1/6 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Blk Coach Dog Moderate Retrieve
Chain Pickerel 11.9"         7 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Chain Pickerel 11.4"         7 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Yellow Perch   9.1"         7 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Pumpkinseed   7.4"         7 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Redbreast Sunfish   7.0"         7 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Chain Pickerel 11.3"         6 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Chain Pickerel 11.3"         6 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Largemouth Bass   9.5"         6 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Yellow Perch   8.7"         6 oz. Live Nightcrawler N/A Still Fishing
Chain Pickerel 10.5"         5 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Yellow Perch   8.1"         5 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
Yellow Perch   8.0"         4 oz. 1/16 oz. Rooster Tail Spinner Brown Trout Moderate Retrieve
SUMMARY :
Every year my brother and I take a little getaway up to New Hampshire and fish like crazy. This year we had unbelievable weather and tremendous fishing.

Part of the "Lakes Region", Meredith boasts some really fine freshwater fishing. Lake Wicwas is a super lake to fish on with low boat traffic, a few islands, numerous little coves, and perfect structure for species such as bass and pickerel.

This year's trip was dominated by yellow perch and pickerel. In addition to the 23 fish listed here, I also personally caught 15 other yellow perch under four ounces and two pickerel. The baby pickerel were 9.2" (3 oz.) and 8.5" (2 oz.). The smallest yellow perch was just under 4" and weighed a measly 1/8 oz. All-in-all, a whopping total of 40 fish came over the gunwal from just me alone. My brother had a bunch as well. This trip goes down as one of the best.

For The Record...
TRIP NUMBER TOTAL FRESH TOTAL SALT TOTAL TIME TOTAL FISH TOTAL SPECIES LARGEST SMALLEST
24 21 3 45.5 Hours 168 16 27.2" (6 lbs. 6 oz.) 3.8" ( 1/8 oz. )
Compared To Last Year...
+23 +20 +3 +41.5 Hours +161 +13 +16.6" (+ 5 lbs. 13 oz.) -.8" ( -7/8 oz.)
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2005 South Shore Fishing