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Old 10-02-2017, 09:23 AM   #1
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Default 2017 Season In The Books!

With the 2017 Salmon / Trout season now over, I am curious to hear how everyone fared and your thoughts on the fishery this past year...

For myself personally, it was an excellent year by all accounts. The quality and size of this years salmon was the best I have seen in many many years. While there was a decline in catching the "middle aged" salmon (3-4 year old), the 2 year old's being caught were very healthy and fat and loaded with smelt. Hopefully this certainly should be a good sign of things to come. The older salmon being caught certainly were very healthy and still full of life! A family member on my boat was lucky enough to land one 7 year old salmon this year that was in great shape. It's the only 7 year old ever landed on my boat in Winni! I will be very curious to see this years netting results!

As far as the rainbow trout go, all I can say is WOW, they are simply in great shape and plentiful. There were some real beauties caught this year and they are a lot of fun to catch!

Lakers, well there is a LOT of them in the lake! Lets hope this years winter derby cull a few out as I feel it is needed, or maybe reduce the size limit so more can be taken out.

Kudos to NH Fish and Game and their biologist who do a wonderful job at balancing all the species of fish in our great Lake Winnipesaukee!!

See you on the hard water!

It's Always Sunny On Welch Island!!
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