- Associated Press - Friday, January 1, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Large lake fishing enthusiasts are greeting the new year with empty hooks, as most of New Hampshire’s big lakes have no solid ice cover and no fishing.

Open water fishing ended on the large lakes Dec. 31. Most of those are located within New Hampshire’s central Lakes Region and include Winnipesaukee, Newfound, Big and Little Squam and Sunapee.

Between Jan. 1 and March 31, only ice fishing is permitted on these and other lakes managed for landlocked salmon and lake trout.

Fish and Game officials say those who want to fish for bass, pickerel and other warm water species have several open water options remaining, including many rivers and streams and smaller lakes including Wickwas, Webster, Highland and Little Sunapee.

Designated trout ponds are closed to fishing until late April.

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