Find Your State’s Best Fishing Spots

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


A fishing rod in water at Lake Roosevelt, a giant reservoir in Washington.

11 Best Kokanee Fishing Lakes in Washington

You asked for it, you got it: Here are the very best kokanee fishing lakes in Washington state. We also give you great fishing tips and reveal dozens more kokanee fishing holes.

A channel catfish in a fishing net.

10 Best Catfish Fishing Spots in Washington

Catfish fishing is great in Washington if you know where to go. We show you the very best catfish fishing lakes and rivers from Seattle to Spokane, plus how and when 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.