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The average price for a private 4 hour United States fishing trip is $598, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,087 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 – $403
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $468
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $588
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $737
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $880
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,112
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,588

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!

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Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27952 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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Don’t let the cold scare you! Caught our limit in about 2 hours once the bite was on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t let the cold scare you! Caught our limit in about 2 hours once the bite was on.
David  D.
David D.
Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great experience for shallow water light tackle fishing. Quality and quantity of fish. Was a little cold and windy for this time of year but not unbearable. Definitely recommend this trip for your first visit to Key West.
Harrill  W.
Harrill W.
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A cold front came in and made it windy and a bit choppy for 2/3 days but our captain still put us on a lot of fish and we had a great time. Just remember that the 70’s may sound warm, but it’ll feel chilly on the boat; pack your clothes accordingly.
Whitney  P.
Whitney P.
Top notch charter and captain from booking until he cleaned all of our fish! Amazing day
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Top notch charter and captain from booking until he cleaned all of our fish! Amazing day
Shannon  T.
Shannon T.
Fish hard and be patient. Fish slow down with the cooler water temps and you may not always get what you’re after but there’s still plenty of action to be found in the winter.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish hard and be patient. Fish slow down with the cooler water temps and you may not always get what you’re after but there’s still plenty of action to be found in the winter.
Eric  A.
Eric A.
Listen to Captain Mark, because he knows where the fish are, and how to catch them. Bring a light jacket to keep you comfortable when underway. Take fish pictures before you clean them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to Captain Mark, because he knows where the fish are, and how to catch them. Bring a light jacket to keep you comfortable when underway. Take fish pictures before you clean them.
Laura  D.
Laura D.
Start taking motion sickness medicine a couple of days prior to a fishing trip. Low rollers can be as bad as choppy water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start taking motion sickness medicine a couple of days prior to a fishing trip. Low rollers can be as bad as choppy water.
Jim  M.
Jim M.
Great weather for us, but be cautious of weather conditions like cold fronts.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great weather for us, but be cautious of weather conditions like cold fronts.
Tim  S.
Tim S.
Just remember it's called fishing and not catching. A great Captain can put you on fish, share their knowledge and give you a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just remember it's called fishing and not catching. A great Captain can put you on fish, share their knowledge and give you a great experience.
Jeremy  G.
Jeremy G.
Contact the Captain prior to booking to help customize your trip and help them best meet your expectations. Also know that fishing depends on the behavior of the fish, when they’re not biting, they’re not biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the Captain prior to booking to help customize your trip and help them best meet your expectations. Also know that fishing depends on the behavior of the fish, when they’re not biting, they’re not biting.
Paul  F.
Paul F.
It was a little choppy but I don’t imagine that had to deal with it being December. Sergio said the wind change didn’t help that so it’s tough to say. But it wasn’t too hot and it was so pretty.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little choppy but I don’t imagine that had to deal with it being December. Sergio said the wind change didn’t help that so it’s tough to say. But it wasn’t too hot and it was so pretty.
Dillon  P.
Dillon P.
Listen to your captain and deck hand! Otherwise you might not have the strength to get that trophy to the boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your captain and deck hand! Otherwise you might not have the strength to get that trophy to the boat.
Jeff  H.
Jeff H.
Don’t trust the weather man in November. He may say it will be sunny and 65 but take warm clothes, we did and darn glad we were prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t trust the weather man in November. He may say it will be sunny and 65 but take warm clothes, we did and darn glad we were prepared.
Louis  L.
Louis L.
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our trip was not specifically for fishing, more for a combination of shelling, fishing and bird/dolphin watching. We only caught a couple of fish, but we did not fish very long so were pleased with what we caught.
Belinda  L.
Belinda L.
Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Charles  T.
Charles T.
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Certain times of the year are better than others. We went during a slower time and still caught plenty of quality fish
Domenic  C.
Domenic C.
Be patient, be adaptable, follow TC's lead, ask questions, above all relax and have fun. Development of angling skills takes time. It's not an overnight success. If you are serious, jot down notes if you need to.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient, be adaptable, follow TC's lead, ask questions, above all relax and have fun. Development of angling skills takes time. It's not an overnight success. If you are serious, jot down notes if you need to.
Zechariah  B.
Zechariah B.
Wether it's your first boat ride, or even if you are an experienced angler - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!! He knows the Bay area like the back of his hand, and where to find the fish! Highly recommend his fishing guide services for anyone!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wether it's your first boat ride, or even if you are an experienced angler - Capt Chad Kraft is the way to go!! He knows the Bay area like the back of his hand, and where to find the fish! Highly recommend his fishing guide services for anyone!
Michael  L.
Michael L.
Weather can be iffy, bite is often solid, sometimes with bigger fish, but fish can be changing patterns to deadsticking.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be iffy, bite is often solid, sometimes with bigger fish, but fish can be changing patterns to deadsticking.
Cameron  B.
Cameron B.
We caught 60 blue catfish! Plus specks , black drum , sheepshead and redfish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught 60 blue catfish! Plus specks , black drum , sheepshead and redfish!
Kevin  S.
Kevin S.

Captain Eric Inc. Team Lobo
Captain Eric Inc. Team Lobo
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
I can’t say enough about how great the crew and captain were on this trip. It was a really choppy day but we went out anyway. Got about 8 miles offshore and dropped anchor. Dropped our bait in the water and within 30 seconds we were catching all the snapper we could reel in. It was like the fish were waiting there for us. I have found my crew for all future fishing trips. Thank you!
Glen  G.
Glen G.
Sunshine Envy Fishing Charters
Sunshine Envy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Tierra Verde
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Would give more than 5 stars if I could. Boomer is not only a great captain, but a great person as well!
Mike  D.
Mike D.
Reel Finesser Fishing — New Smyrna Beach
Reel Finesser Fishing — New Smyrna Beach
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
My husband and I were looking to catch a red fish and Captain Isaiah made it happen! He was knowledgeable, nice and made sure we were having a good time! We plan on fishing again with Captain Isaiah real soon!
Kelly  M.
Kelly M.
Black Flag Charters
Black Flag Charters
Fishing charter in Jacksonville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Nicholas was incredibly helpful and friendly from the moment we launched. Challenging day of fishing but he still stayed positive and made the experience fun and enjoyable. We will definitely be booking with him again in the near future. Thanks again Captain!
Pamela  L.
Pamela L.
Extreme Sportfishing LLC
Extreme Sportfishing LLC
Fishing charter in Lihue
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(1 review)
Captain Harry did a great job! He got us on the fish and kept working hard to stay on them. Our deck hand Glen was the most experienced sailor I have ever met. We hooked 5 Mahi Mahi boated 4 Lets just say dinner that night was amazing! We would go out with Harry again.
SCOTT  A.
SCOTT A.
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(150 reviews)
I enjoyed an outstanding fishing trip with Thomas. He put us on the best bite in multiple locations inshore. We lost count of keeper slot size Red Fish but close to 70+ fish plus a trout and ray. It will be very hard to beat this experience. Thanks Thomas!!
Ken  C.
Ken C.
Fish Head Water Sports
Fish Head Water Sports
Fishing charter in Willis
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Great guide who worked hard to make our trip perfect. He took us to some outstanding spots and got results.I had a great time and experience to catch fish with him definitely would recommend!!
Alexis  F.
Alexis F. Guymon, Oklahoma
Beyond Blessed Charters
Beyond Blessed Charters
Fishing charter in Tavernier
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We had an excellent time fishing with Beyond Blessed Charters. Scott is a great captain to go out with. Nice boat for fishing and enjoying your time on the water. Captain didn’t stop looking until he put us on some fish for dinner! 🙂 we would definitely recommend a trip with Captain Scott.
Vince  R.
Vince R. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Finders Keepers Charters
Finders Keepers Charters
Fishing charter in Crystal River
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(170 reviews)
Captain was personable and knowledgeable, worked multiple spots to get us where the fish were. Boat was a great setup for shallow mangrove fishing, very comfortable and open.
Sebastian  L.
Sebastian L.
Lucky Strike Fishing Offshore
Lucky Strike Fishing Offshore
Fishing charter in Naples
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Gordy was a great guide, just wish m hubby hadn’t gotten sick, would have stolayed out the whole time.
John  C.
John C.
Loosen Up Charters
Loosen Up Charters
Fishing charter in Deale
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Comfortable ride, excellent crew, caught our limit with time to spare. What more could you ask for? Will fish with Captain Frank again. Loosen up indeed! Thanks for a wonderful trip.
David  D.
David D.
Liquid Force Inshore Charters
Liquid Force Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(99 reviews)
Captain Colton worked diligently to find fish, tidal movements not favorable, very cold early, lots of small mangrove snapper, but finally one slot red to take home. Captain Colton is a remarkable young man, grounded in traditional southern values.
Ronnie  W.
Ronnie W.
Capt Geoff Horowitz Inshore Fishing
Capt Geoff Horowitz Inshore Fishing
Fishing charter in Fort Pierce
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(57 reviews)
Captain Geoff was patient with the members of our group thay were not accustomed to fishing and made it a learning experience as well as a fun time. We did not leave empty handed. He also filletted and skinned our catch for us. Well worth the money. Will absolutely book with him next time I'm in the area
Jamie  F.
Jamie F.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(596 reviews)
We went out three days in a row with Captain Hugh Morgan and had a great time. We left with 45 pounds of fish (cleaned) and caught a wide variety of species. Captain Hugh really knows his stuff and was a joy to fish with.
Whitney  P.
Whitney P.
Just Livin the Dream Charters 3
Just Livin the Dream Charters 3
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
We would 100% charter with Capt. Christy again. We had a great day on the water. The boat was comfortable with room to move around. And the port a potty was a plus!
Sandy  G.
Sandy G.
Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(111 reviews)
Captain Billy tried really hard to make our day on the water as awesome as possible. Even though the fish were picky we did catch a bunch and had a great time. We would definitely recommend him.
Lon  D.
Lon D.
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Fort Myers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(266 reviews)
He's considerate, knowledgeable, flexible, and exactly what I was looking for. Stop browsing reviews and just book him.
Zach  S.
Zach S.
Reel  Therapy Fishing Charters
Reel Therapy Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Big Pine Key
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Captain Jim was very friendly, prepared, and helpful to a bunch of old rookie fishermen. Great Day!!
Leonard  H.
Leonard H.
Reel Cajun Fishing
Reel Cajun Fishing
Fishing charter in Lafitte
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(59 reviews)
Captain Ryan has a great demeanor. Very patient and professional and pleasant to be around. Kept the action moving. When there was fish, we stayed. When there wasn’t, we moved. The wife and I really enjoyed the trip!
Dean  S.
Dean S.
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Davy Jones Fishing Company
Fishing charter in New Smyrna Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(211 reviews)
Had a great time ! Took us to just the right places to catch fish , thank you .
Michael/hanni  K.
Michael/hanni K.