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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in United States

According to customer reviews, Charter Fish Bradenton, Boca Grande And Beyond, and Always Somethin' Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in United States. Full list of top fishing charters in United States.

The average price for a private 4 hour United States fishing trip is $600, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,088 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Charter Fish Bradenton, Boca Grande And Beyond, and Always Somethin' Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in United States.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Trolling, and Bottom Fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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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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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Be patient with your Captians, they work endlessly, and tirelessly to put clients on fish and provide them with the best experience possible. Remember, it's called fishing not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be patient with your Captians, they work endlessly, and tirelessly to put clients on fish and provide them with the best experience possible. Remember, it's called fishing not catching.
David  T.
David T.
If you go out with the expectation that you are going on a sightseeing trip and fish are just a bonus, you’ll have a great day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you go out with the expectation that you are going on a sightseeing trip and fish are just a bonus, you’ll have a great day.
James  S.
James S.
September brings almost daily rain. Bring a hard shell jacket so when something kicks up, you are prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September brings almost daily rain. Bring a hard shell jacket so when something kicks up, you are prepared.
Timothy  R.
Timothy R.
Try and be central located, and recommend night fishing scenery is awesome
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try and be central located, and recommend night fishing scenery is awesome
Shawn  S.
Shawn S.
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Constant  C.
Constant C.
Palacios Bay is a great place to fish! Not much in the town itself but the bay and surrounding waterways are great fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Palacios Bay is a great place to fish! Not much in the town itself but the bay and surrounding waterways are great fishing.
Mike  C.
Mike C.
Make sure fish are showing up in large numbers and are biting frequently.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Make sure fish are showing up in large numbers and are biting frequently.
Nichole  H.
Nichole H.
It's hot, take water, go with someone knowledgeable, and enjoy... I had a blast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's hot, take water, go with someone knowledgeable, and enjoy... I had a blast
Ron  A.
Ron A.
September and the fall season is a great time to fish this area. There is action in the surf, inshore and offshore depending on what you’re targeting. Visit Haddrells Point for all the expert advice and supplies you need.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September and the fall season is a great time to fish this area. There is action in the surf, inshore and offshore depending on what you’re targeting. Visit Haddrells Point for all the expert advice and supplies you need.
Joshua  W.
Joshua W. Greenville, SC
We had a great time fishing! Even caught a huge stingray. Great trip for the three of us. Will definitely be booking again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time fishing! Even caught a huge stingray. Great trip for the three of us. Will definitely be booking again.
David  B.
David B.
Go to Jack Hatters tackle shop and have them rig you up with what’s working at the moment.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Go to Jack Hatters tackle shop and have them rig you up with what’s working at the moment.
Jared  T.
Jared T. Hatteras, North Carolina
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you know the dates you can keep red snapper if they are the fish you intend to target
Scott  B.
Scott B. Peculiar, MO
Fall trip leads to monster flatheads, dress warm the weather can turn after dark
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fall trip leads to monster flatheads, dress warm the weather can turn after dark
Noah  P.
Noah P. Houston, Texas
Go fishing if you can and work with your crew. Don't get drunk the night before. Have fun. Bring what you need for the time out on the water
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go fishing if you can and work with your crew. Don't get drunk the night before. Have fun. Bring what you need for the time out on the water
David  H.
David H. United States
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Alex  B.
Alex B.
You'll catch something may not be what you expected but still a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You'll catch something may not be what you expected but still a great time.
Rj  S.
Rj S. Loveland, CO
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.
Jesse  G.
Jesse G. Nashville, GA
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pay a little money for a charter because the water is shallow and·lots of sandbars.
Tony  N.
Tony N. Riverview, Florida
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out to federal waters if you want to get bigger fish this time of year. Still fun to fish in state waters though, and you might get lucky!
Joelle  M.
Joelle M. Crawfordville, Florida
Bring some gloves. After reeling any so many fish, your hands may start to blister. But you won’t mind it because of the adrenaline.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some gloves. After reeling any so many fish, your hands may start to blister. But you won’t mind it because of the adrenaline.
Ryan  G.
Ryan G. The Woodlands, TX

Purple Heron Charters
Purple Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
John was great. Very knowledgeable of the area and took us to the right places to catch all different kinds of fish. We took home exactly the amount we hoped. He even recommended the area restaurants where we could take our catch for dinner prep. Very friendly and engaging. Highly recommended!!
Jeffrey  L.
Jeffrey L.
Got 2 Go Fishing Charters
Got 2 Go Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Shalimar
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Shaun and Solomon were the best guides that I have had. Friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful. Put us on fish immediately in rough water, and even with dolphins taking taking a few of our fish, we came in with a boat load of fish. Big redfish at the end was icing on the cake! Thanks again guys for a remarkable trip!
Mike  W.
Mike W.
Watts Charter Fishing & Guide
Watts Charter Fishing & Guide
Fishing charter in Orange Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(62 reviews)
Capt Ben was super patient with our kids and spent the time to put us on fish and show us a great time! We will be booking again!
Ben  W.
Ben W.
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Hilton Head Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(132 reviews)
We had an amazing experience despite poor weather. Thomas did a great job putting us on fish.
Coy  L.
Coy L.
Purple Heron Charters
Purple Heron Charters
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
To say the trip was fun would be an understatement. John was very knowledgeable in the area describing history and fishing knowledge. John was also very passionate in expressing the importance of fishing wildlife conservation and made teaching the art of fishing a fun and comfortable experience. Totally recommend.
Austin  D.
Austin D.
Beyond Fishing Charters – St. Pete
Beyond Fishing Charters – St. Pete
Fishing charter in St. Petersburg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
If you are looking to have a great time and catch a bunch of fish, you won’t be disappointed with Captain Zach. We stopped at numerous spots and caught fish instantly. Once the fish stopped biting, we moved on to another spot. My kids and I had a great time. Zach was very attentive and always looked to make our experience better.
Cameron  M.
Cameron M.
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
RocketCity Charters – Cocoa Beach
Fishing charter in Cocoa Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
My wife and I had an amazing time out on the water with Captain Joesph! He was very attentive and just an all around fun guide. He also didn’t waste our time trying to catch bait like other charters I have been on. We caught tarpon, redfish, and black drum. I would highly recommend booking with RocketCity Charters for your next adventure!
Owen  Q.
Owen Q.
Salty Frog Fishing Charters
Salty Frog Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in St. Bernard
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
I usually don’t go out of my way to write reviews, but salty, frog are awesome! It’s like you’re fishing with guys you’ve known forever they’re that personable. He bust his tails to give me the best shot at catching fish! The gear is top notch! I can’t say enough how much I love their boat you can tell they spare no expense on maintenance and safety. It rides like a dream and is spacious and comfortable for your crew. I’ll definitely be fishing with these guys again and again!
Eric  C.
Eric C. Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Skillet Sportfishing
Skillet Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Kailua-Kona
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(144 reviews)
The fishing gods were not with us - just one little Skipjack - but John and TJ more than made up for it. The boat and equipment were clean, organized and well maintained. Both were great hosts - friendly, personable and professional. Would definitely book with them again.
James  S.
James S.
A-Pair-A-Dice Charters – Family Specialty
A-Pair-A-Dice Charters – Family Specialty
Fishing charter in Elberta
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Boys and husband had a great time! We were worried the weather might mess it up but they had a great time! Definitely will be back for a deep sea charter
Chloe  H.
Chloe H.
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
FishMonster – Max Party Boat Fishing
Fishing charter in Key West
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
We took Max 1/2 day trip. The trip Was well priced, the operation was first class all the way. Clean boat. Super friendly crew very willing to help. Captain put us right in fish. Crew went above and beyond to make sure everyone had a great trip
Michael  A.
Michael A.
Affordable Guide Service
Affordable Guide Service
Fishing charter in Port Aransas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(78 reviews)
We had an amazing trip! He spent extra time with us to get us on the fish on a tough day. Definitely recommend Alex and we will be back!
Brandon  M.
Brandon M.
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters
Lyla Rose Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gloucester
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(202 reviews)
Great job at getting us action the whole trip. Very knowledgeable to the fishing area!
Darlis  V.
Darlis V.
Southern Summers Charters
Southern Summers Charters
Fishing charter in Hilton Head Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(178 reviews)
We had a great time catching bull reds. Rodney is personable and professional. We will fish with him again.
Coy  L.
Coy L.
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Bill Miller Texoma Striper Guide
Fishing charter in Kingston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(213 reviews)
He had everything we needed. He knew exactly where to go to catch fish and we caught our limit at about 2 1/2 hours. I would recommend him to anybody.
Ned  H.
Ned H.
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Reel Irie Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Gulf Breeze
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Caught a lot of snapper. Well equipped boat. Captain was knowledgeable and pleasant to be around. Enjoyed the trip and would use this captain again.
Walt  J.
Walt J.
Get Salty Charters
Get Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Sarasota
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
Jeff and Cameron were very friendly and helpful! Tried to find the best spots to ensure we caught fish; clearly they know where to go! This was a great way to spend a few hours on the water wetting a line!!
Michelle  K.
Michelle K.
SCW Charters
SCW Charters
Fishing charter in Cape Vincent
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Another great day on the River. We caught Pike and a 10lb walleye. Good fishing and had lots of fun with Jerry
Kevin  P.
Kevin P.
Tennessee River Adventures Inc.
Tennessee River Adventures Inc.
Fishing charter in Chattanooga
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
However, if you're looking to enjoy great company and beautiful environment while catching monster bottom dwelling beasts then this is the trip for you! Aaron is knowledgeable, friendly and easy to get along with. It felt like fishing with an old friend! Not to mention that we caught 17 trophy catfish in half a day! You can't beat that! It was peaceful, serene and heart pounding excitement! If you want to catch some river monsters, book this trip!!
Angela  T.
Angela T. Dayton, Ohio
Tide Chaser
Tide Chaser
Fishing charter in Murrells Inlet
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(288 reviews)
Understandably the quantity of catch is not a guarantee due to conditions and other factors. Captain JB went above and beyond his duties to be be sure it was a good time for all and to get the best fishing experience possible.
Tim  M.
Tim M.