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Best Fishing in America is your free guide to finding the best places to go fishing across the United States. We share our top picks for fishing lakes, rivers and saltwater shores while also providing you with the how-to information you’ll need to catch more and bigger game fish.

This online resource has already helped many millions of readers as we continue to expand across the U.S. We already have written about fishing in states where far more than half of all anglers in America cast their lines.

My name is Eric Apalategui, the founding editor and publisher of Best Fishing in America. I kicked this project off long ago when I was a journalist and fishing columnist for several Oregon newspapers. Today, with a team of skilled, U.S.-based contributors who spend their free time fishing across the country, our horizons have expanded greatly.

But our goal remains the same: Offer the best fishing information possible so 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. As you can see, there is always more to add, but we work every day to make this website better.

Besides our team, contributors to this project include many great fishing guides, tackle shop owners, lodge operators, tackle manufacturers, angling organization members, and, of course, fellow fishing fanatics like you – all of whom share their wisdom on this site.

We are always looking for great fishing information and photos to improve the website. If fishing is the heart of your local business or your passion, and you’re happy to share it, feel free to reach out. (If you’re not a true expert and just trying to build links to your website, no thanks. We always keep our readers’ best interests at the forefront.)

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding this website, please use the Contact Us form below. I would love to hear from you.

Best Fishing,
Eric Apalategui, Publisher

The publisher holding a large Chinook salmon he caught.
Best Fishing in America publisher Eric Apalategui, then an outdoors columnist for several Oregon newspapers.

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