Fishing is a great way of enjoying vacation!! If you have time in hand and a good water body (full of fishes) within the driving distance, don’t hesitate to grab the fishing rod & reel and make the car ready for heading out the destination!!
You know fishing trip is a one-way road that anyone be him a novice, seasoned & skillful senior, or a young & talented angler can travel through!! So age and skill don’t matter for fishing!!
Some lakes, rivers, and streams are really serene & spectacular to sit idly for days and enjoy the moments!! It would be bonus if you can catch some fishes from there.
In our article, we have selected 15 best places for you across the U.S. where you can enjoy your vacation time with freshness & delight and can discover variant species of fishes. Why are you waiting!! It’s time for fishing!!
1. Green River, Utah
If you love catching fly fishes and reeling in trout, Green River would be a perfect choice!! Huge trout population particularly the rainbow ones are abundant here. You can deploy rapalas and spinner techniques other than the usual fly tackles to accomplish the job greatly.
Apart from the regular reels, a baitcasting or spincasting reel will also help you fishing a lot with a convenient feeling. Rent of cottages around the area is fairly cheap and the surrounding is very eye-soothing!! For being an amazing place to pass time, many charter services are available here.
2. Thousand Islands, New York
From the very name, you can easily assume that several hundreds of species of fish are available here!! The diversity is truly breathtaking and you can catch fishes including Northern, Muskies, and even large Mouthed Bass. Most astoundingly, you will find Muskies with a length of up to 5-feet. So before choosing this place to catch monster fishes, you must sharpen your fishing skills with a rod.
This fishing location is supportive to undertake different courses and you can eventually end up fishing in Lake Ontario where the water boundaries of Thousand Islands have met. Make it sure that you are an angling licensee by the authorities of both New York State and Ontario Province.
3. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts is an island on the Atlantic. Every year a very old fishing tournament in the country is arranged here. This location is best known for catching Striped Bass and Bluefish. Depending on which part of the island you are fishing, fishes like false albacore and bonito can also be your target. In the south region, you can reel in mackerel and bunker. There are lots of tackle shops around. So you don’t need to bother for carrying every fishing gear you have.
4. Florida Keys, Florida
This place spreads over 125 miles across the long arc islands. It is one of the best locations for fishing throughout the year. It is worth mentioning that this place is overflown with a wide range of tarpon and redfish species. Snook and bonefish are also available here with abundance. If you are a lucky fellow, no one can stop you from catching swordfish and blue & white marlin!!
5. Bighorn River, Montana
If you have ever gone to Montana but forgot to catch fish at Bighorn River, you will really regret it!! This river is very popular for having a diverse group of brown trout. If you go there as a versatile angler, we suggest that you practice laid-back fly fishing beforehand. If the luck favors you, it is not unlikely to reel in some trouts even with simulated flies.
6. Montauk, New York
Although this place is considered as one of the busiest tourist spots, it has popularity as a great fishing zone too. In the shallow water, you can catch mackerel, fluke, cod, bluefish, and flounders. Blue marlin, tuna, shark, and dolphin are some of deep-water fishes available for catching.
It is a highly charming area as it sits on the eastern end of Long Island. Innumerable hotels and motels with ranges of price also play significantly for its being an interesting place to pass the vacation.
7. Devils Lake, North Dakota
Devils Lake is also known as the “Perch Capital” of America. This place provides a wide variety of fishes ranging from northern pike to white brass, walleye, and crappie. The unique hydrology has made the lake as one of very few salty water bodies.
However, for the rising level of water in the lake and basin, rough fishes like carp may grow here indiscriminately. Carp fishes have some negative impacts on the overall ecosystem of the lake.
8. Lake Austin, Texas
If you are a kind of fan of bass, Lake Austin would be the right place you should go for fishing!! You will discover your choice as worthy when you would reel in a large-mouth weighing 20-pounds!! Because it is a highly recreational place, you may find it a bit difficult fishing at the day time.
However, no one will stop you to start fishing at night. So it is an ideal place for enjoying the vacation moments!! This place is cooler than other locations in Texas to add some more fun while fishing. Relish the serenity & recreation at day and try fishing at night!! Yeah!! Life is full of fun!!
9. Lake Tahoe, California & Nevada
Tahoe is the largest and second deepest alpine lakes within the U.S. and Canada. Apart from fishing, you can participate in many other activities like hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter. So, it’s literally an all-winter fun zone!!
You can catch fishes like salmon, rainbow trout, mackinaw, and brown trout in the lake. Only matter that you need to follow cautiously while fishing here is that, every angler is allowed to catch highest five fishes in a day. This hard & fast rule is congenial for the healthy abode of the fishes.
10. Lake Shelbyville, Illinois
Although it is a very popular fishing zone, Lake Shelbyville is a reservoir of various exciting species like crappie, catfish, walleye, bigmouth buffalo, bass, and freshwater drum. You can utilize your bow fishing skill here since there are tons of carp fishes in the lake.
Nearby campgrounds and resorts are very neatly organized. So you can consider taking the family with your adventure. This event will give you the opportunity of enjoying the nature with family members and fishing in the lake. For grabbing the fullest level of adventure, you can try using telescopic fishing rod that is convenient for carrying anywhere.
11. California Delta, California
For practicing angling skills all the year-round, Northern California is a great place as the climate is mild and warm. A good number of piers and river banks have made the delta. This place is plenty of sturgeon, striped bass, catfish, salmon, and black bass. California Delta is a bustling place for arranging derbies and tournaments at each year. So, you can view the show and have the potentiality to win the trophy for catching fishes.
For some anglers, this place could be a bit hotter. So we suggest that you don’t forget to take protective gadgets while planning. We remind you to take enough sunscreen and green hat that will protect you from scorching sunlight!!
12. Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Some people say that Chesapeake Bay is the mother of all bass fishes that you can imagine to catch from a single place!! It is assumed that approximately 70% of the striped bass population is available in this bay area. Apart from the bass, Chesapeake Bay is abundant with speckled trout, croaked, drum, and bluefish.
13. Lake St. Clair, Michigan
Although this Detroit bordering lake is less known place for fishing, but you will not regret going there for this purpose. The lake is filled with small-mouth bass, muskie, walleye, and crappie. Experienced anglers suggest to visit the place where you will really enjoy catching a lot of fishes within just 6-hours. It is a great fish-friendly water body!!
14. Kona, Hawaii
Breathtaking scenery and soothing weather of Hawaii will always amuse you!! But don’t forget to go to Kona that is best known as the fishing capital of Hawaii. You can reel in a plenty of tuna, ono, and Mahi-mahi from Kona. As the harbor bottoms out 6,000-feet below the sea level, the term deep-sea fishing is likely to originate from here.
15. Lake Mead, Nevada
You can catch fish in this large lake throughout the year. However, the best months for angling are in between July and December. You can relax on the day time and enjoy fishing at night time. You can reel in trout, catfish, and crappie from here. But it will definitely be a worthy lifelong experience if you can catch striped bass weighing 40-pounds that is the biggest attraction of the lake!!
The places we discussed as great fishing destinations across the U.S. are the spots full of both fishes and fun. Once visiting any of the places, you will love to go there again!! If you have the passion to reel in fishes, visiting the places will fill your basket with lots of fishes and memory with pleasure & delight!! Go for fishing and enjoy your days!!