Find Your State’s Best Fishing Spots
Use this interactive map to find your next fishing spot in the USA!
ALL TIME READERS’ FAVORITES
California is loaded with striped bass fishing. Stripers in saltwater. Stripers in rivers. Stripers in lakes. We’ll increase your odds of catching them with the best spots and techniques.
Don Pedro Reservoir has it all: Good to great fishing for bass, salmon, kokanee, trout, crappie, catfish … Here is what you need to know to catch more fish in the big lake.
Lake Almanor is a giant in the Northern Sierras, but if you can figure it out, the rewards include big trout, salmon and smallmouth bass. We help you unlock its secrets.
California is home to white sturgeon, the largest fish you can catch in freshwater in America. We’ll show you the best fishing spots for this “bucket list” holdover from the dinosaur era.
ABOUT THE PUBLISHER
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.