Blue Stream Fly Fishing
Fly Fishing Report for:

Pemigewasset River - Woodstock - New Hampshire

Hatch Chart - Best Access/Spots - Local Fish - About

Water Flow Chart

Using Water Flow Charts & Weather Reports: Begin with our water flow charts to grasp stream velocity and volume – look for stable or rising trends to pinpoint ideal fishing times. Learn to interpret sudden spikes or drops, which can indicate potential challenges. Next, consult our weather reports to understand ambient conditions. Pairing the two, you can anticipate fish behavior, choose the right gear, and select the best fishing spots. Use these tools together for a holistic approach to your next fishing adventure.

In-Depth Weather

Directions To Location

Hatch Chart

Month Hatch Time of Day Recommended Fly Sizes Popular Fly Patterns
January Midge Afternoon 18-22 Griffith's Gnat, Midge Pupa
Winter Stoneflies Mid morning 16-20 BH Pheasant Tail, Olive Caddis
February Winter Stoneflies Mid morning 16-20 BH Pheasant Tail, Olive Caddis
March Blue Wing Olives Mid afternoon 16-22 Parachute Adams, Pheasant Tail Nymph
April Mayflies Mid morning 14-20 BWO Sparkle Dun, Rusty Spinner
May Caddisflies Evening 12-16 X-Caddis, Spent Caddis
June Mayflies Mid-morning and Evening 14-18 Hackle Stacker PMD, Unce Pete's Brown Drake Spinner
July Terrestrials All day 8-12 Parachute Adams, Griffith's Gnat
August Terrestrials All day 8-12 Humpy, Dave's Hopper
September Blue Wing Olives Afternoon 16-22 BWO CDC R Dun, Parachute Adams
October Isonychia Afternoon 10-14 Isonychia Parachute, Hen Wing Spinner
November Midges Afternoon 18-22 Midge Larva, Griffith's Gnat
December Winter Stoneflies Mid morning 16-20 Olive Caddis, BH Pheasant Tail

While we strive to ensure the precision of our hatch charts, some reflect broader river region insights. Through ongoing partnerships with local guides and fly shops, we’re committed to refining our data. Should you notice any inconsistencies or have feedback, we welcome you to reach out. 

Best Fishing Spots

The Pemigewasset River in Woodstock, New Hampshire, provides a wonderful scene for fly fishing enthusiasts. Here are some of the best spots:
  • East Branch: This spot is perfect for catching brook trout. It has clear water, making it easy for even beginners.
  • Lincoln Woodstock: This region of the river is known for its bounty of rainbow and brown trout.
  • Plymouth Bridge: Looking for a challenge? This area has large, fast moving fish that will test your skills.
  • Profile Falls: Not only is this spot scenic, but it’s also home to a wide variety of fish species, including smallmouth bass.
Remember to bring your New Hampshire fishing license and check the local regulations for fish limits and seasons.

Best Access Points

The Pemigewasset River located in Woodstock offers ample opportunities for fly fishing. For the best access points, consider the following:

  • NH Route 175: This popular access point located in the town of Woodstock offers a deep pool filled with a variety of fish species.
  • Thoreau Falls: Located at the upper section of the Pemigewasset River, it’s an ideal point for those looking for quiet and serene spots for fishing.
  • Lincoln Woods Trail: This is a good access point as the river is wide and shallow here, perfect for wading and fly fishing.
  • Franconia Falls: Fly fishers are bound to enjoy this unspoiled and less-trodden location with diverse fishing options.

Remember to always check local regulations and obtain necessary fishing licenses.

Local Fish

  • Brook Trout: Native to the area, the Brook Trout is a popular target for fly fishers due to its beautiful coloration and the challenge they pose.
  • Rainbow Trout: Although not native, Rainbow Trout are highly prized by anglers for their fighting spirit and beautiful multi-colored scales.
  • Brown Trout: Brown Trout grow larger than most other trout species in the river, offering a big catch for patient anglers.
  • Smallmouth Bass: These aggressive fighters that offer great sport for fly fishers.
  • Chain Pickerel: Known for their toothy grin and aggressive nature, Chain Pickerel are a fun and challenging catch.
  • Black Crappie: These fish provide a rewarding challenge for any fly angler, and are known for their delicious taste.
  • Yellow Perch: Perfect for beginning fly fishers, Yellow Perch put up a good fight for their size.
  • Northern Pike: Pike are a top predator in the Pemigewasset River, presenting a thrilling catch for experienced fly anglers.

About The River

Our journey takes us to the enchanting Pemigewasset River flowing tranquilly through the historic town of Woodstock in New Hampshire. The Pemigewasset, fondly referred to as ‘The Pemi’, dates back hundreds of years.

Perhaps most fascinating about the Pemi’s history is its interaction with indigenous tribes. Cryptically named, ‘Pemigewasset’ translates to ‘where the swift mountain stream descends’ – a tribute to the river’s raw natural beauty.

  • The Native American Abenaki tribe were early settlers in the area and depended on the river for survival.
  • In the 18th century, the river was instrumental in the logging industry, becoming a channel for timber transport.
  • Today, the Pemi is a hub for recreational activities, from kayaking to fishing, showcasing its enduring importance to the Woodstock community.

Whether you’re a history buff, a nature lover or an adventure seeker, the Pemigewasset River wonderfully intertwines the past and the present, always ready to tell its captivating story.


Recent Articles

Hip Waders vs. Chest Waders: The Pros & Cons

Hip Waders vs. Chest Waders: The Pros & Cons

Hip Waders or Chest Waders? Choosing the right gear for fly fishing can make all the difference in…

Tying a Pheasant Tail Nymph: Step-by-Step Fly Tying Instructions

Tying a Pheasant Tail Nymph: Step-by-Step Fly Tying Instructions

Welcome to fly tying: How to tie a Pheasant Tail Nymph! If you’re new here or a seasoned…