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The Best Fishing Spots Near You

Calling all anglers! Summer is quickly approaching, making it the perfect time to plan out your fishing trips for the season.

There are countless, highly rated spots across the nation where you can enjoy the sunshine while fishing in the beautiful rivers and lakes. Check out the options below for the best areas in your state!

Arizona
Lucky for Arizonians, there are amazing fishing spots in several regions across the state – it just depends on what type of fish you’re looking for! If you’re near Phoenix, the North Central region offers bass and catfish while the Central region has similar types of fish as well as trout. For a complete list of where you can find specific types of fish, visit here.

Florida
This tropical paradise offers amazing fishing piers across the state! Whether you’re in Tampa, Jacksonville or the Palm Beach and Miami area, this list of fishing piers suggests some of the best fishing out there. With crystal clear water and great visibility, these spots will allow you to find King Mackerel or even Tarpon in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean. For a list of the top 10 fishing piers, click here.

Georgia
Georgia offers some of the best and most diverse fishing in the South. With more than 500,000 acres of reservoirs, there are countless opportunities to find largemouth bass, trout, crappie, catfish and even walleye. To see a map and descriptions of where you can find certain types of fish, visit here.

Indiana
Fishing is a popular hobby in the Hoosier state and with places like Patoka Lake, Lake Monroe and the Geist Reservoir, it’s obvious why! Trout, bass, walleye, carp and catfish can be found in the beautiful lakes and reservoirs in Indiana. Check out a map as well as rules and information here.

Nevada
You may be surprised to find that the “driest state in the U.S.” is also home to gorgeous lakes that are angler-ready. From Lake Mead, just 25 miles south of Las Vegas, to the Wild Horse Reservoir that is about 65 miles north of Elko, you’ll be able to find everything from rainbow trout and yellow perch to largemouth bass and catfish. Visit the Nevada Department of Wildlife website to search by Species or Body of Water.

North Carolina
Whether you’re looking for salt water or freshwater, North Carolina delivers. However, some fishing spots across the state are better to visit in certain months. It’s safe to say that it’s worth a little research before you go. Here is a list of where you can find the best spot depending on the month. For an official map of public fishing areas and managed trout streams, click here.

Tennessee
With all of the streams and rivers that flow into more than 1,000 lakes in Tennessee, it’s no wonder why it’s an angler’s paradise. Several regions statewide boast incredible fishing locations including the Kentucky Lake in the Northwest, Percy Priest Lake in Central Tennessee and Fort Loudon Lake in the East. For a complete list of the top 20 fishing spots, visit the Tennessee Wildlife Federation website here.

Texas
With the Gulf of Mexico being close to the Lonestar State, people come from across the U.S. to fish at places like Rollover Pass. Rollover Pass connects the Gulf of Mexico with the East Bay and is consistently recognized as a great fishing spot. You might want to also check out Lake Livingston in East Texas or Lake Tawakoni, which is just 28 miles southeast of Dallas. Check out the list here.

Where are your favorite fishing spots? Let us know in the comments below.

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