Vote + to improve this toplist's ranking
Report Abuse

Best States for Fishing

20 items ranked


Rated 9 points - posted 7 years ago by sockeye in category United States.
Click on up and down arrows to affect item's ranking
Visit our General U.S. forum



1.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Minnesota Report Abuse
10,000 lakes and it is a destination for many states, several states away.
55 points - added 6 years ago by guest -

2.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Louisiana Report Abuse
54 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye - 2 comments
Comments:
Best place to fish.
Added 4 years ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
Few places can an angler catch a largemouth, speckled trout, and redfish from the same spot, with the same lure. Venice, LA is one of those places. Further, within 20 minutes from Venice, you can be on the blue water catching tuna, dolphin, wahoo, amberjack, etc., etc.
Added 5 years ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

3.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
WISCONSIN Report Abuse
53 points - added 6 years ago by guest - 3 comments
Comments:
Vilas county has the highest concentration of fresh water lakes in the world. I love it.
Added 2 years ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
Wisconsin counts lakes as 4 acres or bigger. Minnesota counts lakes ten acres or bigger. That's why Wisconsin claims more lakes than Minnesota.
Added 4 years ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
15,000 lakes, don't understand what Minnesota is so proud of.
Added 4 years ago by guest, 4 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

4.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Florida Report Abuse
46 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye - 1 comment
Comments:
As far as number of species of fish that the angler may legitimately chase, no state beats Florida.
Added 5 years ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

5.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Maine Report Abuse
43 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye -

6.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Alaska Report Abuse
40 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye -

7.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Washington Report Abuse
36 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye -

8.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
michigan Report Abuse
bcuz
32 points - added 5 years ago by guest - 1 comment
Comments:
There is more fish
Added 1 year ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

9.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Idaho Report Abuse
32 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye - 1 comment
Comments:
Best flyfishing States besides alaska
Added 3 years ago by guest, 2 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

10.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Kansas Report Abuse
Love the Kansas River always great fishing.
29 points - added 5 years ago by guest -

11.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Arkansas Report Abuse
27 points - added 6 years ago by guest - 2 comments
Comments:
Most definitely crappie I caught a 3-4 lb crappie so unreal, I live in Newport Arkansas and You can tare the bass, crappie, and catfish up.
Added 1 year ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
I haved fished in many different states, but Arkansas still remains my top destination for freshwater fishing. You just can't beat the quality of bass and catfish found in the natural state!
Added 3 years ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

12.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Montana Report Abuse
25 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye - 2 comments
Comments:
I have been to Montana and it is gorgeous. Now head east to the largest protected wilderness in the lower 48 states. 6.1 million acres, 7000 lakes and ponds, 71.000 miles of rivers and stream loaded with trout and alpine views beyond anything you may have seen before and trout fishing as good as it gets. Some lakes, named can only be reached by bush plane. Guess what state? New York. And then there are the Catskills with legendary trout waters named Beavekill, Esopus, Neversink, Batinkill, East and West Branch of the Delaware river all legendary fly fishing waters.
Added 11 months ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
Montana is by far #1. Fishing Montana's rivers is epic in every sense of the word. It's scenery also surpasses any state by far.
Added 3 years ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

13.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge Report Abuse
The hands down best place to fish north and south of the equator. Many people form the eastern and western hemisphere come here to fish for the famed and storied large mouth black bass. Some have been reported to be 34 lbs. And they also have monster choupique and about 80,000,000 American Alligators.
23 points - added 6 years ago by guest -

14.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Tennessee Report Abuse
they have lakes and a few creeks, streams, and rivers, good for fishing... NOT!
19 points - added 6 years ago by guest - 3 comments
Comments:
That's not true Tennessee has amazing fishing at my uncles he has a river in his back yard and there's tons of walleye and trout.
Added 1 year ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
Tennessee holds 14 of the 25 biggest Smallmouth Bass, the World Record Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Skipjack, and Drum. Some of the biggest Catfish, Striped Bass, Smallmouth bass, and Crappie are caught in TN. We have dozens of major Bass lakes and Trout rivers. Tn is one of the best fishing lakes in the country.
Added 1 year ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
We have a lot of great fishing spots. Lots of trout and bass. Especially catfish.
Added 4 years ago by AmandaSL, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

15.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Missouri Report Abuse
The Missouri River and so many more places are great for fishing.
18 points - added 5 years ago by guest - 2 comments
Comments:
Don't forget the rivers the Missouri, Mississippi, Osage, Des Moines, Platte, Grand, St. Francis, and much more.
Added 4 years ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
there is also tons of lakes such as Lake of the Ozarks, Harry S. Truman Res., Mark Twain Lake, Stokton Lake, Table Rock Lake, Smithville Lake, and so much more.
Added 4 years ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking

16.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
West Virginia Report Abuse
17 points - added 4 years ago by guest -

17.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Illinois Report Abuse
Best ranked Bass fishing in the USA
15 points - added 5 years ago by guest -

18.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Hawaii Report Abuse
15 points - added 7 years ago by sockeye -

19.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
Lake Minnetonka Report Abuse
this place would be good for catching a Lake Bone
13 points - added 6 years ago by guest -

20.

Vote + to improve this item's ranking
Vote - to decrease this item's ranking
New York Report Abuse
9 points - added 6 years ago by guest - 3 comments
Comments:
I agree. I fish the finger lakes and have caught at least one 20 pounder each year, 15 lb rainbows, brown trout approaching 30 lbs. The world record muskie (69 lbs,11 ozs) and norther pike (49 lbs 10 ozs) caught in NY. The 1,000 island in the St.Lawrence river is perhaps the best bass fishing on the planet (world record muskie caught here) and trout, salmon, walleyes are extremely abundant. The largest protected wilderness in the US lower 48 is the 6,1 million acre Adirondack Mountain and Forest preserve in the north county. Here is some of the finest trout fishing on the planet. You even fly in to some of the numbers named lakes only accessible this way and catch trout that may have never seen a fisherman. And no on has even mentions the Catskill region with the Neversink, Beavekill, Esopius as legendary trout streams. But I rank the largest of the Finger Lakes, Seneca 35 miles long, 3 1/2 miles wide and depths reaching 800 ft as the greatest trout water on the planet. There are days that running a christmas tree rig ( 5 spoons) when you can't get a second spoon on and you are hauling in a lake trout. The conversation department recently did a lake survey of the fish health and set some gill nets in off of Sampson Park. Thay came up with a lake trout over 80 lbs. Come over to New York folks where the rumor that the state is all concrete is false. Get rid of NY city and you have the wildest and mountaines state east of the Rockies.
Added 11 months ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
In my opinion NY should be much higher than 20, we got the finger lakes (world renowned for Lake trout), Lake Eire (wold renowned for Lake trout, wellie, perch, and bass with its tributaries known for Steel-head and Catfish), Lake Ontario and all of its tributaries (world renowned for Salmon, Steel-head and brown trout, especially the salmon river), the Niagra river (world renowned for Muskie above the falls, and salmon and trout below the falls), Lake Champlain (world renowned for bass and pan-fish), the Adirondacks (with thousands of lakes ponds and streams with a wide variety of fish and some of the finest Native brook trout fishing in the world), The St. Lawrence river in the north (world renowned for Muskie and bass) The Allegheny river in the southwest corner (Excellent fishing for wallies, pike and muskie, with it tributaries known for trout), and the Hudson river in the southeast (world renowned for striped bass, also know for pike and black bass). Overall NY is extremely divers and offers some of the finest fishing in the world for a wide variety of spices.
Added 3 years ago by guest, 0 points Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
Look at the records by state. NY is at or near the top for all the best fish. Salmon, pike, trout, muskie, pretty much everything except largemouth. Lake Ontario and salmon river amazing
Added 3 years ago by guest, 1 point Vote + to improve this comment's ranking Vote - to decrease this comment's ranking
ShareRanks is about ranking things that are top, most, greatest, or even worst in all categories.
Use arrows to rank one item in versus another.
Top 10 Best States for Fishing are especially marked