Find Your State’s Best Fishing Spots

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


A calm stretch of the Bogachiel River under blue skies.

Bogachiel River Fishing: Steelhead Paradise

The Bogachiel River is a legendary fishing stream on the Olympic Peninsula. This article will make you fall in love with the Bogey’s amazing steelhead (plus salmon and trout).

Frozen surface of Deer Creek Reservoir in Utah with ice fishing in distance.

11 Best Ice Fishing Lakes in Utah

The winters can be bitterly cold in Utah, but that doesn’t put a halt to the fishing. Try ice fishing for trout, perch and other species at one of these incredible lakes.

Scenic view of Bass Lake with bare banks showing.

Complete Fishing Guide to Bass Lake 

Bass Lake between Fresno and Yosemite National Park is great for kokanee fishing and also good for bass, trout, catfish and more. Start here to catch them.


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.