Let’s be clear about this up front: America is a big country. Really big. And inside that vastness are lots and lots of mountains, streams, lakes, rivers, reservoirs, and canals. There are more than 95,000 miles of ocean coastline and, beyond that coastline, lots of deep water accessible by half- or full-day boat trips.
So when rounding up the 11 best places to fish in the U.S.,there may be one or two folks out there who think they know a place that was overlooked. And they’re right. But these are the best places to catch the widest range of fish, with a nod to geographical diversity and wilderness beauty. With that out of the way, here you have it - an arguably indispensable list of must-fish destinations in the U.S.
Ely, Minnesota: Freshwater Fish
Ely has the honor of representing on this list all of the terrific fishing that the Boundary Waters that Northern Minnesota shares with Ontario, Canada, have to offer. Set among dense, dark forests and islands of Canadian shield rock rising from the pristine waters of these virtually innumerable lakes you’ll catch bass, walleye, and pike. And if you want to maximize your enjoyment of the tranquil woods of Northern Minnesota and the Great Lakes region, do it by canoe.
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