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.
San Diego, California: Sport Fishing
Another big-city fishing destination with lots of high-quality sport fishing, San Diego has a huge fleet of charters at its disposal that target tuna, marlin, barracuda, and shark. Want to spend time in the sun but don’t want to go out to sea? Just north of the city is Dixon Lake, a haven of quality largemouth bass fishing. So you can take your pick, and meanwhile you’ll be in sunny, laid-back San Diego, which almost nobody has ever really complained about.
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