Best Fishing Spots in the U.S.
There is something majestic about a great fishing spot. Once it’s found, it’s nurtured, treasured, and closely guarded, but eventually, through boasting, word gets out.
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With 95,471 miles of shorelines, thousands of lakes, and countless creeks and rivers, there is no shortage of great fishing spots in the United States. The following list outlines some of the best shorelines, lakes, creeks, and rivers in the US worthy of further exploration:
- Roscoe, NY: Also known as ‘Trout Town USA,’ Roscoe ranks as one of the best US fishing spots for trout. With both the Beaverkill River and the Willowemoc River flowing through town, Roscoe means serious trout fishing business.
- Lake of the Woods, MN: As it shares a border with Canada, Lake of the Woods boasts prime Walleye fishing year round. However some claim ice fishing is the way to go for big time Walleye.
- Mahoning Creek, PA: It is here in the Mahoning, a tributary of the Allegheny, that anglers can find the elusive and rare golden rainbow trout. Some weigh in at over 10 pounds.
- Sacramento River, CA: The white sturgeon, the biggest freshwater fish in North America, can be found in the Sacramento River. With this waterway near the San Francisco Bay, it makes sense that massive white sturgeon—some measure up to 20 feet in length—can also tolerate swimming in saltwater.
- Miami, FL: Known as the ‘fishing capital of the world,’ Florida’s shorelines boast a spectacular selection of deep sea saltwater fish, from barracuda to mackerel.
- St. Simons Island, GA: If it’s the shiny, strong, jumping tarpon you seek, the Atlantic coast is unparalleled. Georgia’s St. Simons Island is among the best for tarpon between June and September.
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Tell us (if you dare): where is your favorite US fishing spot?