Father and Son Fish and Paddle Lake Umbagog State Park, NH, USA!

Good morning from Umbagog Lake State Park, NH!

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Kristhawee wanted to fish, and they sure were biting today!!! First little bass:

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Shortly after he hooked into a big one! Fighto!

Fishing Lake Umbagog, NH

Fishing Lake Umbagog, NH

Yeah, that’s a keeper!!!

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Wow did we find the spot! Kristhawee was having a blast and I was too!

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My happy boy 🙂

Fishing Lake Umbagog, NH

Fishing Lake Umbagog, NH

We paddled north along the west shore of Lake Umbagog; here we are exploring a glassy lily pad covered bay-

Canoeing Lake Umbagog, NH

Canoeing Lake Umbagog, NH

Enjoying a picnic lunch in the canoe with a big old beaver lodge in the background-

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Parts of the lake are roped off to protect nesting loons-

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A bit further on we stopped at a tiny island where we discovered a rustic old cabin. There weren’t any “no trespassing” signs posted so we took a short break there before continuing on-

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Lots of birds on Umbagog Lake, hawks, eagles, ducks, loons and here’s a Merganser with chicks-

Merganser with chicks on Lake Umbagog, NH

Merganser with chicks on Lake Umbagog, NH

Paddling by another campsite we spotted canoes but no sign of the occupants-

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More fish! This time a northern pike!

Kristhawee caught a northern pike on Lake Umbagog :)

Kristhawee caught a northern pike on Lake Umbagog 🙂

Back at camp Kristhawee shows off his biggest catch- a small mouth bass!

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Hmmm, I really did not come prepared to filet a fish! Did my best with the short stubby blade on my multitool. Not easy, but I got it done!

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Believe it or not, my kid wanted to fish some more! 😀

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There was a small shallow “bay” of sorts on the southern edge of our campground where I let him paddle about and fish to his heart’s content 🙂

Kristhawee fishing on Lake Umbagog

Kristhawee fishing on Lake Umbagog

My son canoeing on Lake Umbagog

My son canoeing on Lake Umbagog

Bravo Kristhawee- you caught us more fish than we can eat!

Lake Umbagog bass

Some of the fish my son caught on Lake Umbagog, NH

The little guys don’t even need to be filleted- just throw them on the fire and enjoy!

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Fresh fish is on the menu!

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