Ned & Sam’s Salmon Fishing Adventure Weekend

My brother Sam and I spent the weekend in NH, fishing for landlocked salmon on beautiful Lake Winnipesaukee. The weather was gorgeous – sunny and 85 degrees –  actually a little too nice as the salmon fishing is better when it is overcast with a “salmon chop” – a nice wind making a nice chop on the water. We caught five beautiful salmon ranging from 17″ to 21″.

We learned a lot about salmon biology; we saw they were eating smelt, and got an education from Jason at the Paugus Bay Sporting Goods store on adipose fins, how to differentiate between a male and female fish by sight, as well why the color of the meat would sometimes vary. Both Sam and I had been reading one of our favorite fishing books – Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit by Dr Harold Lyon, which does a great job documenting the tales and recommendations of legendary Lake Winnipesaukee fisherman.


We had a great dinner at O’s Steak and Seafood restaurant with the Governor and First Lady and sister Pat Smith. We also  got my Harley going, visited the Laconia Harley store, had a Tamarack lobster roll and took a nice ride around Governor’s Island.

Overall it was a great weekend for brother bonding, and we have decided to make it an annual event!






3 Responses to “Ned & Sam’s Salmon Fishing Adventure Weekend”

  1. Gail Grace Aills Says:

    You two are the cutest fishermen in the world!

  2. Jack McDevitt Says:

    Dr. Grace and his brother Sam, clearly had a wonderful time, but in the process totally depleted the fihing stocks of Lake Winn.! Thanks a lot Gadabout Gatis!!! Gov.

  3. Pat Orr Smith Says:

    It was indeed a great weekend, made even better by seeing the two of you and knowing what a great time you had together. Thanks for including me on Sat. night. I want to put in a “PLUG” for what a good time it was!!!

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