Earlier this week I pitched a tent over the future of camping, and now this infographic on the best places to fish in the United States is giving me the urge to jiggle a spool and cast my line. Some kind of woodland witch must have cast an outdoorsy spell on me because I usually despise fishing, thanks to a traumatic experience as a child in which I was told to pee off the side of a boat as strangers slaughtered worms with hooks. But after checking out the destinations listed below I’m more than ready strap on a life vest and see what I can pull out of the deep (read: I wanna catch a shark in San Diego).

best places to fish in the united statesvia Mother Nature Network

The best part about all these places is that after a long day of fishing you can clean up and head into the city for a cocktail or five. Well, except Mammoth Lakes, where you’re probably stuck eating lukewarm beans out of a can and drinking PBR with a dude who won’t stop talking about how he brews his own kombucha. But that could be fun too, I guess…

Tell us: would you ever make fishing a part of your trip to these destinations?

 featured image via Emrys.Roberts


Steven tried out for The Amazing Race one time and was denied. We're not saying this is why he started this site, but it may have been a contributing factor in his decision to explore the world online and share his travel inspiration with others.

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