Fortunately for me, I have a friend who is an avid fisherman. He gets on the lake as early in the season as possible. This spring he got his boat in the water while there was still ice chunks.
He is not a fishing guide, but he should be. Every time he goes out (which is almost everyday) he catches fish. I suppose I could have asked for tips, but instead I just share these photos of his spring fishing on the lake.
If you like to fish, know that there are fish out there. The rainbow and lake trout shown below are great examples.
That last shot is not a fish from Winnipesaukee, but that's my friend. Catching fish where ever he goes.