Field & Stream Names the 50 Best Fishing Spots in America

Field & Stream July 2018 Cover
Field & Stream July 2018 Cover

USA – -( From the mountains to the prairies to…New Jersey, Field & Stream found the 50 hottest lakes, rivers and streams in the country to catch big bass, trout, walleye, catfish, and more. One for every state.

Everything in fishing changes. On the minutest level, that change can be as simple as fish suddenly turning off of green-pumpkin worms after they’d been hammering them for hours, or a slow bite ­suddenly going bonkers before a storm. In the grander scheme, what can also change is the overall quality of an entire fishery.

Sometimes lakes or rivers that were hot for decades suddenly go cold. It can happen for any number of reasons. On the ­contrary, removal of dams, a revival of water ­quality, or a regulation change can revive a struggling fishery or turn what was a little-known body of water into a big-time destination.

To get the most up-to-date skinny on which bodies of water are trending now, we reached out to biologists, conservation officers, guides, pros, and local sharpies in every state. Here are their picks.


Road trip, anyone?

Find out if your spot made the list here, or read the article in the June/July issue of Field & Stream, on newsstands 5/22.

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