Find Your State’s Best Fishing Spots

Use this interactive map to find your next fishing spot in the USA!


Scenic view of Convict Lake, one of the best fishing spots in the Sierras of Southern California.

Convict Lake: Your Guide to Epic Trout Fishing

Convict Lake near Mammoth Lakes is a sight to behold. And so is the trout fishing, which can be incredible in this high-mountain wonder. We’ll show you the best spots and techniques.


Best Fishing in America launched more than a decade ago in Oregon and is expanding across the U.S. Our goal is to provide a free, easy-to-use website where recreational anglers can learn where, when and how to get the most out of their precious fishing time, whether close to home or on the road.

Publisher Eric Apalategui has been an award-winning West Coast journalist and teacher for more than 20 years — and crazy about fishing much longer. Co-conspirators who share their angling insights on this website include expert writers and researchers, guides, tackle shop owners, lodge operators, tackle manufacturers, angling organization members and, of course, lots of fellow fishing fanatics.