Grafton Pond is a premier smallmouth bass pond. Dotted by many rocky islands and raised by damming, the shorelines and submerged coverings offer almost limitless fishing spots and cover for smallmouth bass. The pond is lightly fished and those who do fish it and become familiar with its waters are treated to exceptional fishing here at times. Many anglers use canoes and fish with flies for the smallmouth bass here. There is a six horsepower limit for motors on the pond and no camping is allowed on any of the islands or the shoreline. This is a loon nesting area and anyone fishing here will probably see several loons. The shoreline is undeveloped and unspoiled. There is no fee for the unimproved launch site at the dam, and small trailered boats and hand-launched boats will have no trouble gaining access to the pond.
Grafton Pond is probably the most beautiful lake to fish in New Hampshire, the peacefulness and beauty that surrounds this lake is second to none, loons in the summertime with great smallmouth bass and yellow perch fishing and in the winter good pickrel fishing with some really big yellow perch but most of all the the true beauty of this lake
I fished this pond only once a few years ago. There were a bunch of us fly fishing from kayaks and canoes. It was early in the season and it rain much of the time we were on the water. The fishing was VERY good with a ton of feisty smallmouth coming to hand. For me it's a bit of a trek from where I live in Salem, so I haven't gone back there since that one time, but I have often thought of doing so. Maybe early next season.
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