Where are the top 10 best fishing spots in the United States?
The United States of America is massive but you can go to any town and ask the local fishermen for the best spot and you'll end up with a hundred different answers. Everyone has their own favorite fishing hole, and I won't disparage local passion but some fishing opportunities are universally agreed to be among the very best. Now, we have provided sites that will provide fishing charts and maps, but today we will outline the top 10 best fishing spots in the United States and just why they are so renowned.
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Florida Keys, Florida
When the idea for this best fishing spots in the United States blog popped into my head, the Florida Keys was at the forefront of my brain. To be fair, the Florida Keys are basically always rolling around in my head in some capacity. Whether you're fishing the backcountry swamps or the warm Gulf Stream of the Atlantic, you're sure to pull in something amazing if you manage to get a bite!
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
You can rent a charter boat and chase after bonitos and false albacore here, but even if you're not willing to splash any cash it's easy enough to cast your line into the waves and pull in a few striped bass. Martha's Vineyard has earned its name as a highlight of the north-east.
If you're ever in Hawaii, you'll definitely want to visit the largest sports-fishing spot on the islands. Kona offers amazing deep sea fishing. Just a few miles from harbor you'll be looking at 6000 feet of depth. You might catch some tuna or mahi-mahi, but even if all you end up catching is a gorgeous island sunset on your GoPro it's worth the trip!
Bighorn River, Montana
The premier spot for fly-fishing enthusiasts and trout-lovers, Bighorn River is definitely a popular destination for anglers. You can catch brown trout or the elusive rainbow trout, and if you're looking to perfect your fly-fishing technique? This is an amazing place to do it.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
The variety of fishing available to anglers in North Carolina is huge! Whether you prefer wading in for some fly-fishing, casting your line off of a pier, or even just doing a bit fishing in the surf, North Carolina easily wins its spot for one of the top 10 best fishing spots in the United States for its sheer variety of options. Whatever you're looking for, it's here!
Thousand Islands, New York
Way upstate in New York you'll find 1800 tiny islands surrounded by thousands of freshwater fish. In the summertime particularly, it is a fantastic experience. You can catch bass, salmon, walleye, northern pike and muskellunge. Those muskies can grow up to 60 inches, so you'll want to ensure that you come prepared.
Kobuk River, Alaska
I wouldn't recommend heading toward Alaska without an experienced hand to guide you. If you do decide to brave the great white North, you'll have a chance for plenty of rare fish that aren't seen anywhere else in the states. Arctic grayling, lake trout, arctic char, chum salmon, northern pike, and the sheefish. Sheefish are a real prize but they are fast, strong, and will make you work for the catch!
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Chesapeake Bay might mostly be know for its crabs, but there is a lot more waiting for you there than just a bunch of shellfish! Striped bass, bluefish, drum, speckled trout, flounder and croaker are all out there just waiting to be caught. Most of your catch will likely be striped bass, but I say any catch is a good catch!
Lake of the Woods, Minnesota
Ever wanted to try your hand at ice fishing? You don't need to go all the way to Alaska! Rent an ice shanty and enjoy an exhilarating (if not slightly frigid) weekend. Lake of the Woods in Minnesota is absolutely rife with walleye and, if you can brave the weather, you're in for a premium fishing spot.
Lake St. Clair, Michigan
Of all the Great Lakes, Lake St. Clair takes the cake for anyone looking to do a big of fishing. Half of all sports-fishing done in the great lakes is done on Lake St. Clair. Walleye, perch, crappi and millions of quality smallmouth bass wait just below the surface for a fisherman that's eager enough to catch them!
While Better Boat's home-state of Florida topped the 10 best fishing spots in the United States list, my own state of California didn't manage a mention... UNTIL NOW! Bishop, California is my personal bonus entry. Tons of streams and plenty of California golden trout, rainbows, bass, catfish, and more to be had. I spent a few fishing seasons out there as a kid and the magic still exists for me. If you're in my neck of the woods, give it a visit!