Find Your State’s Best Fishing Spots

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


A trout in the snow after during an ice fishing trip to Lake Granby, one of the best ice fishing spots in Colorado.

8 Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Colorado

Colorado has plenty of trout and other game fish. And it has lots of lakes that freeze in the winter. That’s the recipe for great ice fishing. Here are the best winter fishing lakes.

An anglers fingers hold a crappie by the mouth before release into a lake in the background.

14 Best Crappie Fishing Lakes in Alabama

Alabama has more crappie than you can shake a cane pole at. But when it comes to catching lots of truly fat slabs, we’ll show you the very best crappie fishing lakes across the state.

A largemouth bass underwater next to some large submerged branches.

20 Best Bass Fishing Lakes in Alabama

Alabama is full of big reservoirs loaded with huge bass. We show you not only where and how to fish the big-name lakes but also some lesser-known bass fishing hotspots.


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.