Connecticut Lakes

First Connecticut Lake

Rt 3 Pittsburg NH 03592

Spanning over 2800 acres with depths over 160′ is NH’s 5th largest lake, First Connecticut Lake. Home to lake trout and landlocked salmon, this beautiful lake draws anglers every year after ice-out in hopes of catching a trophy fish. Its mostly undeveloped shoreline combined with rugged mountain vistas makes First Connecticut Lake a favorite destination for fishing, water skiing, tubing, or just a glorious pleasure cruise.

There are three public boat launches on First Lake. One by the dam; a good bet for larger boats, another across from the Cabins at Lopstick and a third at the end of Camp Otter Rd.

The dam at First Lake is a ‘tailwater’ dam meaning its discharged water comes from a depth in the lake keeping river water cool all summer and providing excellent trout habitat.

Fishing season opens on the lake April 1 and extends to September 30th. Ice fishing season is January 1 until March 31st.

Boats on First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg NHDaily limits: Lake trout, 2 fish over 18″. The daily bag limit for lake trout and salmon is 2 fish (2 lake trout, two salmon, or 1 of each) Salmon, 2 fish over 15″ Trout, open water, 5 fish or five pounds whichever is reached first. Through the ice, 2 fish. No length limit.

There is a well-kept beach and picnic area near the dam. A truly great spot on a summer’s day!