Find Your State’s Best Fishing Spots

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


The Ultimate Guide to Lake Piru Fishing

From stocked trout to big bass to slab-sized panfish, Lake Piru is one of Southern California’s best fishing lakes. Check out our expert’s ultimate guide.

8 Great Crappie Fishing Spots in Iowa

Who doesn’t love catching a mess of crappies on a nice spring day? Or summer, fall and winter? Here are the very best crappie fishing spots in Iowa.

Why Do Fishermen Cheat?

A Kansas angler who allegedly stuffed a crappie with ball bearings to cheat his way to a state record is just the latest fishing scandal.


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, fishing guides, tackle shop owners, lodge operators, tackle manufacturers, angling organization members and, of course, lots of fellow fishing fanatics.