Find Your State’s Best Fishing Spots

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


Feather River: Complete Fishing Guide

The Feather River always has fishing: Salmon, steelhead, trout, stripers, shad, smallmouth … We show you where, when and how to catch this California river’s major game fish.

Scenic view of Cachuma Lake, a great fishing lake near Santa Barbara for bass, trout and other species.

Cachuma Lake Fishing: Loads of Bass & Trout

Cachuma Lake near Santa Barbara offers a variety of fishing, from trout in the cool season to bass, catfish and crappie when things warm up. Read our tips to boost your catches.


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.