NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire is a diverse fishery.  From clear rocky lakes like Lake Winnipesaukee, Newfound Lake, and Squam Lake, to rivers and ponds.  In NH you will find that both smallmouth and largemouth bass are abundant.  The state record largemouth is 10 lbs. 8 oz.  State record smallmouth comes in at 7 lbs. 14.5 oz.  We are very excited to have the North East on the map and can’t wait for the upcoming season!

I enlisted into the New Hampshire Army National Guard as a Military Police officer in 2008 and am still currently serving as a recruiter. I remember fishing before I could walk, sitting on my grandmother's lap, on her dock outside of Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. Since then I've always had that itch to get the next bite. It didn't matter what was on the other end. In 2014, after my year long deployment to Afghanistan, I got into tournament fishing for bass. I found a sense of therapy in it. It was more than just competing, it was the camaraderie, the stories, and the laughs at each tournament. After fishing different trails across the country, I'm excited to fish with people who have been in the same boots I have, and I am hopeful for the future of the Armed Forces Fishing League.

BEN COURCHESNE

NH BRIGADE COMMANDER