If I’m fishing for stripers you’ll catch me on the coast of Maine. I’m particularly fond of Camp Ellis. There’s a jetty there that’s perfect for fishing for Mackerel on the left, then live-lining them to catch striped bass on the right. But, you might be traveling for fishing or reading from another location so I bring to you a quick snapshot of some great places for fishing in and around the United States whether it’s bass your after, or another species!
Living in NH, there are a few select spots for Largemouth Bass that I’ve been exploring. The NH Fish and Game has a great resource for targeting freshwater bass throughout the state here.
There are hundreds of locations around the world that are simply excellent locations to enjoy. You will see that many of them are listed here. Others, like the favorite one that you have may not be. There are many unique ways that you too can enjoy the waters the world has to offer.
Consider Manitoba, Canada
The area is known as Land of Lakes that have served to produce many trophy fish. Both still and fly fishing pros love the location. In Manitoba, you’ll catch some of the best northern pike and they will give you a good fight too. They strike hard and fast on the Daredevil lure. You can use flies with a good amount of success. You’ll also find brook and brown trout, rainbow as well as perch and pickerel. Go in the spring or the fall for the best fishing vacation here.
Good Old Long Island, New York
Here, you’ll find Montauk Point. Some of the worlds top naturalists have come to the conclusion that this is the place to find the most fish in the world. The point is a glacial cliff and you’ll find tuna, cod, mackerel, marlin, striped bass and white shark here. It also features the oldest lighthouse in the states. An inside tip is to cast from the rocks below the lighthouse and you’ll get some of the best fishing out there. Although spring and fall are the best times to go, you can come during the summer too.
If you are looking to catch trophy trout in the US, a vacation to Yellowstone National Park is a must. Slough Creek is full of trophy trout, as are other streams within the Park’s boundaries, and they are all stocked regularly. Streams and rivers outside of the Park also offer great fishing opportunities, as do the waters of nearby Idaho and Montana. Wyoming is home to 62 native species, including Arctic grayling, burbot, channel catfish, shiners, chub, several trout species, suckers, goldeneye, mountain whitefish, shovelnose sturgeon, and a wide variety of smaller fish.
The Florida Keys
The Florida Keys offer a wide range of fishing opportunities. People come all year round to catch them. In fact, Hemingway himself fished here. The waters are still as excellent as they were then too. You’ll find tarpin and bonefish in the Marquesas Islands. You’ll find blue marlin, King mackerel, sailfish, yellowfin, shark snapper, and a wide range of others here too.
Head To Hampshire, England
Head just outside of London to get some of the best fly fishing opportunities. Here you’ll find trout and Atlantic salmon. Check out the Itchen and Test rivers too although they are on a private island and youll need to pay to get in, they are excellent opportunities nonetheless. You’ll find trout fisheries here, too.
Try Missouri, USA
Go to the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. Here, you can catch bass under the limestone bluffs. You’ll find that the river itself has over two hundred different species including bass, channel catfish, sunfish, bullheads, muskellunge, walleye, shad, perch and trout. You’ll find more fish here than anywhere in the US.
Here are some tips for you.
If you’re traveling far, it’s not necessary to pack all of your equipment. Find rod rentals and guide services ahead of time and save the hassle of lugging, and the threat of losing your favorite gear.
Fishing guides can also provide the necessary fishing licenses for you too. Make sure if you plan to go out of country that you are allowed to export and import the fish, though.
You can always ask other anglers where they like to fish. Some of the best locations for fishing are in those small, hideouts that are closely guarded secrets!