Looking for great fishing near you? We've got you covered with our collection of in-depth guides to fishing all over the world. For each location, you'll find info on the top species and fishing spots, as well as how and when to fish them. From Massachusetts to the Maldives, the Gulf of Mexico to the Baltic Sea, learn about your local area or discover new spots to add to your bucket list.
US Fishing Spots
It’s no exaggeration to say that some of the best fishing in the world can be found in the US Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico, there’s a wealth of local fishing holes to explore – and that’s before we even start to factor in freshwater fishing, too.
If you live along or near one of the US’s coastlines, you could have inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing right at your fingertips. You’ll have the chance to target anything from Redfish to Snapper and Grouper varieties, to big game species further offshore. Living further from the ocean? There’s a high probability you have a fish-filled lake or river nearby.
Check out our state and location guides below to see what’s in store in your corner of the US.
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Non-U.S. Fishing Spots
If you’re living outside of the US, you probably already know that there’s a whole world of fishing to explore. Anglers in the Maldives, for example, have some of the best Bonefishing action around. If you’re in Australia, there’s a host of species to hook that you won’t find in hardly any other locations – Barramundi or Coral Trout, anyone?
Not only is there a variety of saltwater fisheries – such as the Indian Ocean, the Baltic Sea, and many others, depending on where you live – outside of the US, but you have access to a huge range of rivers, lakes, and other fisheries. Add to that a dollop of history and plenty of fishing villages and towns to lose yourself in, and there’s plenty to choose from.
Check out our guides to fishing locations outside of the U.S. below and see what your location has to offer!
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What types of fishing can I expect in my location?
Inshore fishing refers to calm, shallow saltwater that holds a variety of fish. Think of casting a line in bays, flats, backcountry, and coastal waters just a few miles off the beach. Trips can last anywhere from a few hours to a full day. Because of this, they’re the best option for families or novice anglers.
Nearshore fishing means heading further from land but keeping the shore still in sight, focusing on underwater structure such as wrecks and reefs. Fishing techniques differ, with variations of bottom fishing being common. It’s the perfect middle ground for anglers who have more confidence in their abilities or want to spend more time on the water.
Offshore fishing involves heading so far from land that the shoreline is no longer in sight. You'll cast a line in deep waters – usually by trolling – for big game fish that fight hard. If you’re a more experienced angler, or can imagine nothing better than spending a full day (or more!) on the water, offshore charters are the way to experience your chosen fishery in all its glory.
Then there’s freshwater fishing. Depending on whether you’re fishing on a lake or river, the techniques you’ll use and time on the water can vary. You may not just be limited to a rod and reel – how does ice fishing on your local lake sound? If you’re a newer angler or are simply looking to reel in some tasty fish, freshwater fishing offers this up in spades.
How can I go fishing near me?
Now you know all about the types of fishing available, you’re probably wondering how to go about embarking on your next adventure. You can go fishing in a variety of ways – including from shore – but charter fishing is a great way to experience fishing spots you’re not familiar with, especially those that lie further offshore.
You can check out our guides below, which tell you everything you need to know about choosing a charter and fishing for the first time in your area. Once you’ve done that, all you need to do is get ready to see your chosen location in a brand new way! Take a look at available charters near you and see what’s on offer.