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The average price for a private 4 hour United States fishing trip is $588, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,067 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in United States are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $250
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $421
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $450
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $685
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $825

Some of the best fishing in the world can be found in the United States. No matter your age, sex, or race, fishing in USA waters will provide a memorable trip for all. The locales, species, and skills needed to land your dream fish are as varied as the people who call this country home.

US Fishing Spots

What fish you’re after will heavily influence where you decide to go. The US is surrounded by the North Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, and the Gulf of Mexico, each creating the perfect conditions for a variety of species offshore. Inland, lakes, rivers, bay, estuaries, and more make freshwater fishing some of the best in the world. Below are some of the top spots you should add to your American fishing dream!

East Coast

The East Coast looks out onto the North Atlantic, and benefits from the warmer waters coming up from the Gulf Stream. Along the coast are popular cities, and even inshore you’ll find tourist destinations that still have excellent river and lake fishing. When you’re not taking in a show on Broadway or visiting the Statue of Liberty, head to the Salmon River in NY for some incredible fly fishing.

Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay in Maryland is America’s largest estuary, with 46 principal rivers and streams. These brackish waters are perfect for Striped Bass (aka Rockfish in the Northeast). Try the Crab, and fish from Annapolis for Bluefish, Mackerel, and Striped Bass.

Cape Cod

The warm protected waters of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, is where you’ll want to go to catch your fill of Bluefin Tuna. Head out of Stellwagen Bank, north of the cape, for your best chance of reeling in this fish – only a few miles out and you can begin your fishing adventure. Use trolling and jigging techniques for best effect. Striped Bass fishing is also very popular here, as well as Bluefish and Black Seabass.

Outer Banks

These barrier islands are found along the coast of North Carolina and are the closest landmass to the continental shelf in North America. Top catches here include Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Striped Bass, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. The ride to the Gulf Stream can be as little as 15 minutes! If inshore fishing is more your speed, you can target Trout, Seabass, Flounder, and more.

West Coast

The West Coast looks out onto the North Pacific Ocean. The fishing changes dramatically from north to south, due to the influence of the surrounding waters, such as the California Current running from British Columbia down to the Baja California Peninsula.

Oregon

The Columbia River winds its way through Oregon and Washington State. This is the largest river in the Pacific Northwest. Head out of Tillamook, Astoria, or Coos Bay to find huge Smallmouth Bass, Rainbow Trout, and Sturgeon, as well as King and Coho Salmon. In August, head to the Buoy 10 fishery in Astoria for excellent Salmon and Steelhead fishing.

Washington

In Washington, head to the Strait of San Juan de Fuca for some huge Halibut. With over 3,000 miles of shoreline, you’ll be able to get your lines in the water pronto! Puget Sound and Lake Sammamish are other top locales to target Pink Salmon, King Salmon, Dolly Varden, Brown Trout, Lingcod. On the Pacific Coast, you can also target Albacore Tuna in the summer.

California

When not visiting Disneyland or the Universal Studios, try fishing in these great waters both inshore and offshore. Southern California offers Striped Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Thresher Shark, and more, much like the species found in the Gulf of Mexico. Inshore fishing includes Halibut, as well as Lingcod, Pacific Barracuda, California Sheephead, and Yellowtail Amberjack. Halfway up the coast, the fishing changes dramatically – in Northern California, cooler waters offer fishing very similar to that of Oregon and Washington.

Gulf of Mexico

The Gulf of Mexico offers fantastic deep sea fishing. You’ll head out into these warm waters and fish around the oil rigs offshore. Top oil rigs you’ll be fishing around include Thunderhorse, Mars, Elf, and Ursa.

Texas

Texas is known for excellent offshore fishing, accessible from Corpus Christi, Galveston, Freeport, Rockport, and Port Aransas. Red Snapper is your primary target, here. Further inland, you’ll be reeling in Speckled Trout and Redfish. Try your hand at gigging for Flounder here too.

New Orleans

Redfish can be caught in New Orleans year-round, and boy do they get big! Sight fish for them, or try fly fishing. When freshwater fishing, you’ll be catching Perch, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and more in the lagoons. Top spots to head to include Lake Borgne, Black Bay, Lake Pontchartrain, and the City Park.

And Let’s Not Forget Florida!

The most southern point of the East Coast is this fishing Mecca! Florida is the place for sportfishing in the US. Leaving from Destin, you can target Amberjack and Grouper, or head further out for Blue Marlin, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna. You have many locales to choose from, inshore and offshore, such as the Panhandle, the Everglades, the Florida Keys, Lake Okeechobee, Lake Kissimmee, and many more.

Freshwater

Freshwater fishing can be done all around the US, but for the best fishing, you’ll want to head to the Great Lakes in the north. Lake Superior is the largest of the lakes – try ice fishing here during winter. Lake Huron has the longest coastline, and Steelhead, Chinook Salmon, Carp, and Walleye can be caught in various places along it. Lake Michigan is popular and great for Coho Salmon. Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes, but great for Chinook Salmon, Lake Trout, and Steelhead. In Lake Erie, it’s all about the Walleye. This is where you’ll most likely catch the biggest fish!

Off The Mainland

Alaska

If you're fishing in Alaska,  odds are you’ll be fishing the Kenai River, from Cooper Landing to Cook Inlet. This top fishery produces gigantic King Salmon, as well as Humpback Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and Dolly Varden.

Hawaii

Aloha amazing fishing! At the opposite end of the map, Hawaii offers completely opposite fishing opportunities to Alaska. It’s hard to not catch a Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, or Yellowfin Tuna here. Other species that regularly inhabit these waters include Albacore Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Trevally, Snapper, and Barracuda.

Fishing Tips

  • Fishing is a pastime as old as time itself, so of course there are a few legends attached to it. Keep your bananas at home when on a fishing trip – it’s a widely held belief that bananas are unlucky and will prevent you from catching fish!

  • Fishing with a guide will help you get the most out of your trip, and give you the best chance of landing your dream catch. They know the top spots and how to navigate even the trickiest of waters.

  • These waters all hold a variety of species. Keep a mix of lures and baits in your tackle box – you’ll be able to swiftly change tactics and target a different fish if needed.

Need to Know

There’s something to fish for year round in America, you just need to know where to go, and be up for fishing on the ice in winter!

Regulations

Regulations across the USA vary from state to state. You may need to buy a license before your trip, or your captain will have one for you already. Always check the latest information for each state. In federal waters, you'll usually need an additional license.

If fishing out of Southern California: Deep sea trips out of San Diego often require a passport and Mexican fishing permit (some captains cover the permit).

For world-class fishing and endless opportunities to catch your trophy fish, you have to go fishing in US waters. Each location offers you different species, with a special technique to catch them. There is so much to discover when fishing here!

United States
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Based on 25549 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

In New York State, join in the Winter Classic Fishing Tournament – open on all types of water, enter your catch into seven categories to win big!

February

Sailfishing is great in Florida now. On the West Coast, Largemouth Bass and Walleye are biting.

March

In New Orleans, don’t miss out on the Big Bass Fishing Rodeo! Join in the Billfish Tournament in Miami – will you catch the biggest Marlin?

April

All over the US the fisheries are heating up. Inshore or offshore, you’ll find lots of action out on the water

May

The Florida Keys Dolphin Tournament is a highlight this month – don’t worry, Dolphin fish is the other name for Mahi Mahi.

June

In Vermont, join in the Lake Champlain International Fishing Derby – the largest fishing derby in America.

 
July

Are you a fly fishing aficionado? Then the Del Brown Permit Tournament in Florida is for you!

August

August is a great month for fishing across the US. Spend the week at White Marlin Open in Maryland –the largest pro tournament in the world!

September

Lake Kenai is great this month for Coho Salmon and Steelhead. You can also catch Halibut and Lingcod offshore.

October

October is all about the Destin Fishing Rodeo. Put this on your calendar and join in the fun down in Florida.

November

The Salmon River in NY offers good fishing for Coho and Chinook this month, and excellent fishing for Rainbow Trout.

December

You’ll find plenty of ice fishing this month. Head to Lake Ontario’s Lake Simcoe, or Winnebago lake in Wisconsin. Or warm up in Hawaii!

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To let everyone know to bundle up in stay warm cause it was freezing on (Jan 26 Birthday Trip) the water but it was well worth the trip!! Thanks a lot everyone!
Very good
3.7 / 5
To let everyone know to bundle up in stay warm cause it was freezing on (Jan 26 Birthday Trip) the water but it was well worth the trip!! Thanks a lot everyone!
Adam  B.
Adam B. Lake Wales, FL
Go with a fishing guide and make sure he knows that you have never fished before.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Go with a fishing guide and make sure he knows that you have never fished before.
NANCY  S.
NANCY S. Sebastian, FL
i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Excellent
5.0 / 5
i had a great time, caught the fish i was looking for with a great captain. i would highly recommend fishing in miami in januarty as the rest of the country is freezing .
Steven  B.
Steven B. Agoura, California
Call Captain Brandon at Reel Fishing Charters as he is knowledgeable and professional and provides a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Brandon at Reel Fishing Charters as he is knowledgeable and professional and provides a great experience.
Frank  B.
Frank B. Beaconsfield, QC
We caught a bunch of Spanish Makerel and a few blue fish. The captain knew when and where to catch them and stayed on them when we did.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught a bunch of Spanish Makerel and a few blue fish. The captain knew when and where to catch them and stayed on them when we did.
Kevin  L.
Kevin L. Ottawa, ON
Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Alex  G.
Alex G. Saint Anne, Illinois
Definitely do it. I loved how big and beautiful the lake was I'm more of an out doors person so having this option to go on a fishing trip while being in Branson was great! It was cold but was still a blast and still caught nice bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely do it. I loved how big and beautiful the lake was I'm more of an out doors person so having this option to go on a fishing trip while being in Branson was great! It was cold but was still a blast and still caught nice bass.
Anita  B.
Anita B. Altus, OK
Reeling in a marlin is a “bucket list” experience. If you’re looking to take home fish you should look for a boat that is targeting smaller fish. If you want to take your chances to catch the fish of a lifetime and look for Marlin then I highly recommend five star fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Reeling in a marlin is a “bucket list” experience. If you’re looking to take home fish you should look for a boat that is targeting smaller fish. If you want to take your chances to catch the fish of a lifetime and look for Marlin then I highly recommend five star fishing.
Jason  J.
Jason J. La Grange, CA
The weather is nice. The fish is biting but not as active as the spring time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is nice. The fish is biting but not as active as the spring time.
Yingying  W.
Yingying W. Lincoln, Nebraska
Make sure you bring hat, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, snacks and your own beer if you want.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you bring hat, sunblock, polarized sunglasses, snacks and your own beer if you want.
Timothy  S.
Timothy S. Hopewell Junction, NY
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you're not from the area, expect it to be real warm and multiple patterns happening at the same time.
Chad  W.
Chad W. Murfreesboro, TN
Give the captain details of exactly what you are looking for and make sure they can deliver that experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Give the captain details of exactly what you are looking for and make sure they can deliver that experience.
Mark  G.
Mark G. Mount Prospect, IL
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Due to bad memories of seasickness suffered on deep sea fishing trips I took when I was a kid, I chose Lake Clarke Shores and Captain Ricky for my daughter's first fishing trip. Couldn't be more pleased.
Eric  N.
Eric N. Pittsburgh, PA
Go with David Paycheck, you’ll have a great time and will catch a ton of fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with David Paycheck, you’ll have a great time and will catch a ton of fish!!!
Kevin  M.
Kevin M. Orlando, FL
Check the weather forecast as it can be somewhat unpredictable in the winter months.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather forecast as it can be somewhat unpredictable in the winter months.
Peter  B.
Peter B. Santa Clara, California
Find yourself a seasoned Texoma fishing guide and enjoy the adventure that awaits.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find yourself a seasoned Texoma fishing guide and enjoy the adventure that awaits.
Neil  S.
Neil S. Denton, TX
Let the captain teach you how to cast, put bait on, and sit back and enjoy!
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Let the captain teach you how to cast, put bait on, and sit back and enjoy!
John  R.
John R. Orange City, FL
I would recommend good weather and a way to make the fish bite! Just be prepared for a good time and hope for the best.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend good weather and a way to make the fish bite! Just be prepared for a good time and hope for the best.
Lisa  H.
Lisa H. Gulf Shores, Alabama
The experience was better than expected. We were extremely pleased. We would recommend it to others. It was awesome!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The experience was better than expected. We were extremely pleased. We would recommend it to others. It was awesome!!!
Jerald  V.  H.
Jerald V. H. WISC RAPIDS, WI
December is a slower time of year for fishing but we caught what we were hoping to!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
December is a slower time of year for fishing but we caught what we were hoping to!
Sandra  P.
Sandra P. Rock Valley, IA

Wax’em Fishing Charters
Wax’em Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Palmetto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
My wife and I had a great day out on the water catching more fish than we could keep track of! Red grouper, triggerfish and grunts were just some of what we caught in the gulf. He even took the time to introduce us to snook as we came back inland, which were an absolute blast to catch! Austin is knowledgeable and friendly and really made the trip fun, bringing us to the fish "hot spots" right away. We would highly recommend him if you are wanting to fish in this area!
Dave  G.
Dave G. Neenah, WI
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19'
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(31 reviews)
Took my grand son fishing with Clay. Fishing was slow but he worked hard to find fish and we succeeded in landing some redfish, blue and other fish. Had a blast. I would use him again.
John  B.
John B. Allouez, WI
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fish-On Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Port Charlotte
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
We had a great day on the ocean with Terry catching about 10 different varieties of fish. We must have boated 60 fish and kept around 20. There were 3 of us and two were newbies. Terry did a great job in explaining how to catch fish and coached us throughout the day. Terry is an experienced guide that listens to the customers wants and develops a plan for the day depending on experience level. Thanks Terry for day we will not forget!
Jim  K.
Jim K. Grafton, WI
95FiveFishing
95FiveFishing
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(173 reviews)
Nathan was a great captain, put us on some numbers to start for some good eating, then went for the big boys. We had a great time. I highly recommend booking a trip
David  P.
David P. Miami, Florida
Fishing Kings
Fishing Kings
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(193 reviews)
We had a great trip today. Isaac was very friendly, professional and knew what he was doing. He went to great lengths to try to get us on fish. We got our limit of mangrove red snapper, and a nice trout. Our only drawback was that there was no head on his boat for my wife, and we booked a 3/4 day trip to get out on the ocean side, not the bay.
Theodore  B.
Theodore B. Birdsboro, PA
For What It's Worth Charters
For What It's Worth Charters
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(141 reviews)
My wife and I had an awesome experience with Capt Chris and 1st Mate Cody. The boat was well run, Chris put us on the fish, he and Cody were on top of every bate or fish support required. They were conversational and informative. We would both highly recommend this team. We will be using them when we return to visit St. Augustine. Great job!!
Len  W.
Len W. Cincinnati, OH
850 Charters – 26'
850 Charters – 26'
Fishing charter in Destin
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(364 reviews)
We had the time of our lives , best fishing trip ever!! Crazy action, nonstop catching, wish we had kept count!
Kathy  K.
Kathy K. Brighton, MI
Gulfcoast Fishing Charters
Gulfcoast Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Pete Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(253 reviews)
We booked a half day trip for our family of 4. Captain Bobby was awesome! He took care of everything and was great to be with. The dolphins competed with us for some of the fish, but we loved it. We all had a great time and will definitely book with them again next time.
Scott  W.
Scott W. Breckenridge, MN
Bass Fishing Musician
Bass Fishing Musician
Fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(45 reviews)
Captain Dave was awesome. Fun and put us on a ton of fish. Been wanting to go bass fishing in Florida forever and trip absolutely did not disappoint
Chad  K.
Chad K. Hollywood, Florida
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Infinite Blue Charters – 50’ SeaRay
Fishing charter in Marathon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(161 reviews)
What a great experience! We are going to book again for our next trip to the Keys. Worth every penny.
Stephanie  D.
Stephanie D. Melbourne, FL
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Peelin’ And Reelin’
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Capt Troy is a genuinely nice person. He was very pleasant to talk with and knew where the fish were. I highly recommend him. Brad S.
Brad  S.
Brad S. United States
Katz Charters
Katz Charters
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(245 reviews)
Had a great time caught some snapper and some shark that got away as we were bringing them in .
George  P.
George P. Streamwood, IL
Always Somethin' Charters
Always Somethin' Charters
Fishing charter in Daytona Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(135 reviews)
There is a reason Captain Srb gets the anglers choice award. Friendly, knowledgeable, and great at sharing his knowledge. Lots of energy. Pays attention to every detail. Loves what he is doing. The bonus was we caught a lot of fish. I will not fish with anyone else when in Daytona. Thanks Captain Srb.
Tim  A.
Tim A. Sylvania, OH
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Fishing charter in Islamorada
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
An excellent experience. Ended with a landed 9 pound Spanish Mackrel; Capt Trent filleted the fig which made a tasty dinner.
Paul  J.
Paul J. Redding, CT
Jump On Charters
Jump On Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Coral
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We had a fantastic day with the captain. Seas were calm. Captain was fantastic. Captain seemed to take a lot of pride in his job and ability to put you on fish. We probably caught in excessive of 45 total. Maybe more. We Caught sea trout, bonnet head sharks, jack Caravel, Lady fish. Great day on the water I highly recommend the captain. We Caught fish within minutes from the time we arrived at our spot.
Gabriel  W.
Gabriel W. Deer Island, FL
Legacy Fishing Florida – 16’
Legacy Fishing Florida – 16’
Fishing charter in St. Augustine
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Mike is friendly and a wonderful guide. I would recommend 100% and will likely fish with him again on our next trip.
Teresa  W.
Teresa W. Hazelwood, MO
Neptune Fishing Charters
Neptune Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Clearwater
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(236 reviews)
Knew good areas, worked hard to get positions very attentive an enjoyable experience
Rick  J.
Rick J. Reno, NV
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Mahi Mania Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Key Largo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
The Mahi Mania was perfect for four people to fish comfortably. We all agreed the captain and mate were incredibly friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and created a thoroughly enjoyable experience for us. We definitely recommend fishing with this operation and will look forward to fishing with them again when we return to Key Largo in the future.
Josh  B.
Josh B. Miami, Florida
On The Line Sportfishing
On The Line Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Boynton Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Fishing was so good the first time with Captain Barry- We wanted to try the bottom trip, and it was so much fun, bite was consistent and we caught over 15 species of snapper / groupers and had to throw fish back because we were catching too much! Thank you again Captain Barry!
Thomas  T.
Thomas T. Miami, Florida
Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Bottoms Up Fishing Guides
Fishing charter in Vero Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
Awesome day of fishing caught many different species, small medium and large captain and crew were very nice people easy to get along with and a lot of fun
Sam  A.
Sam A. Sebastian, Florida