Grab your tackle box, bait, rod and reel and celebrate National Fishing Week out on the water of some of the best fishing destinations in the U.S. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can find your angling nirvana in this list of 10 of the best fishing spots.
Fishing can be a great family sport, too. I remember the first time my father took me fishing, the excitement in finally feeling the tug on my line, it was such a terrific sense of accomplishment. That excitement is recreated with every catch, no matter how many years you have been fishing.
In creating this list, I chatted with Scott Heywood, a mountaineer, elite white water kayaker, and also a fly fisherman. Heywood has fished all over the world, and is the owner, trip host and photographer of Angling Destinations, Inc.
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Heywood will help you book many of these destinations and also has a long track record with each camp, lodge or outfit that he mentions. He also knows the best guides at each destination, so he can help you choose one based on your skill level.
Included in this list are amazing opportunities for all type of anglers, from private ranches in Wyoming to fishing camps in the famous region of Bristol Bay. Many destinations offer boat rentals, guides, classes and even onsite tackle shops.
These fishing spots offer an abundance of fish for your next catch. Visit Rawah Ranch for a wide variety of rainbow, brown, and brook trout. Or spend some time at The High Lonesome Ranch where you can sight cast to over 20 inch brookies, rainbows, browns, cuttbows and cutthroats cruising through the waters. If you need some inspiration, check out the trophy room at Highland Park Fish Camp.
Find a destination that is right for you, get out there, and get fishing.