Best Cities in The U.S. for Fishing

If you’ve been in the tournament league or are heavily involved in the industry, traveling to fish is probably no surprise to you. You likely know exactly what areas you want to go to, and where you’ve had the most success. However, if you haven’t, you might be looking for a good spot. Plus, if you’ve exhausted all of the nearby bodies of water near you – you can find a new place to travel to. 

As avid anglers ourselves, we’re going to do some research as well as combine our own thoughts on each place deemed popular in the United States for fishing. Therefore, if you’ve visited one of these spots, please let us know in the comments. We’d love to know your feedback and if you’d travel back. Please keep note, these are in no particular order. 

  1. Miami, FL

We had to add a Florida destination first, so this probably comes as no surprise. As Florida is our home location, we will continue to add blogs on our sites about the wildlife in the area for you to read as well. First, Miami is a mecca for many things, extending to a perfect freshwater destination. 

In Miami you can take advantage of the amazing Atlantic deep-sea action or check out Everglade National Park. As always, the options to explore the outdoors are endless throughout the region of Florida. Therefore, if you’re looking for a destination where you can bring the family, Florida would be a great choice. But, everyone’s allowed the ability to find something they’re passionate about in Florida. The Gulf Stream carries many varieties of fish up the East Coast. 

At night, Miami turns into a roaring night-life of bright lights and music. If you’re looking to unwind after a day of fishing, you will have that opportunity here. 

  1. New Orleans, LA

New Orleans has ranked high for avid fisherman for many years. You might’ve seen it on a list already or heard about the fishing this region offers from a friend. Regardless, let’s see why many consider New Orleans America’s Favorite City. The varieties of fish is what brings in the anglers, you can find such vast amounts of different species here. You can find Redfish, Trout, and Flounder in this area. As well as Largemouth Bass – who doesn’t enjoy a good bass? Plus, if you go further out you’ll find Cobia, Kingfish, and Red Snapper. 

Regardless of location, you’ll be able to find many varieties of fish and environments. Like Miami, New Orleans turns into a night-life city as well. New Orleans is known for their amazing food – gumbo and jambalaya. 

Plus, you’ll be able to unwind from your long day on the water with the live music that the city offers. We’d like to add that you can also bring your family on this trip as they’ll be able to find tons of activities and things to do. 

  1. Bend, OR

Oregon is known for breathtaking scenery. Bend, OR has been growing over the previous years and really put itself on the map. You’ll find countless outdoor activities and exercise possibilities in Oregon. Surrounded by mountainous terrain, the perfect weather makes it nearly impossible to turn down outdoor activities. It’s a pretty large place now so if you don’t mind all the people, it’s a great place for an adventurous angler. 

The largest fishing attraction in Bend is The Deschutes River. Known for its diverse species of fish, it seems each section of the area is home to a different species. You’ll find brown, steelhead, rainbow trout, or smallmouth bass. 

  1. Seattle, WA

If you’re looking for some salmon, you’re going to want to head North. You’ll enjoy some mountain views with some of the best salmon fishing in the country. In fact, it’s home of the Pike Place Fish Market, Seattle provides many opportunities for saltwater to freshwater. If you’re looking for a family vacation, Seattle has many places to visit and explore. 

  1. Morehead City, North Carolina

North and South Carolina are both known for their charming small southern feel. There have been some world-record-setting redfish caught in Moreland. So, maybe you’ll get lucky. You can take your chances with marlin offshore, and seatrout and red salmon onshore. However, the tourist population can be heavy at times, but the fishing is good all year long. 

  1. Glenwood Springs, CO

Colorado is full of beautiful places to explore the outdoors. However, it is also one of the best fishing towns in the United States. While it’s likely overlooked due to other popular activities such as hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. Glenwood Springs is often considered the hub of Colorado fishing. You can do some epic fly fishing in this area. You could find out that you really enjoy fishing in this area due to the climate. It’s beautiful weather out during the majority of the year. Plus, it’s still a relatively small town with approximately 10,000 residents. 

  1. San Francisco, CA

This might come as a shock to you, but San Francisco is surrounded by fish. You can catch Stripers, Sturgeon, Salmon, and Halibut from the bay. Additionally, a beautiful cityscape for a background view. If you hit offshore, you can snag albacore tuna and pelagic sharks. Regardless, you’ll leave with plenty of fish and very tired arms. 

Plus, as we’ve stated above at previous places, you’ll be able to make it into a family trip. There are many activities and outings that San Francisco has to offer. 

Wrapping it up…

As you can see, there are many different places throughout the country that can offer various terrain and climates. That’s the best part about our passion as outdoorsmen, we can travel and explore the world at the same time. If you’ve been to any of the places mentioned above and fished, please let us know about your experience in the comments below. We’d love to hear your feedback. 

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