Fishing Destiny

The top 25 places in North America to wet a line.

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Field & Stream Online Editors

Take a look at which spots our fishing experts on the Field & Stream staff picked as the 25 absolute best fishing waters in North America.

Listed below, in no particular order, you’ll find a link to each spot that will tell you information about fishing the area, why it was chosen as a top spot and how to get there.

1. LAKE POWELL: Bass Squared

2. TEXAS GULF: Padre Knows Best

3. MISSOURI RIVER: Dakotas Gold

4. CLEAR LAKE: Supersize Your Largemouths

5. EL SALTO & AGUAMILPA LAKES: Caliente Bass

6. CATSKILLS: Trout Capital

7. FLORIDA’S UPPER EAST COAST: Water, Water Everywhere

8. UPPER MISSISSIPPI: Cats and Eyes

9. CAPE COD: Salty and Sweet

10. BOUNDARY WATERS: The Power of the Paddle

11. NUELTIN LAKE: Fly-in at its Finest

12. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK: Trout Glory

13. OZARKS: Fishing the Hills

14. BRISTOL BAY: Furious Fishing

15. PARADISE VALLEY: Trout Among Magnificence

16. SOUTHWESTERN MAINE: Angler’s Bounty

17. YUCATAN COAST: Inshore Eden

18. CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA:Trout in the Bull’s-Eye

19. LAKE ERIE: One With Walleyes

20. VIRGINIA BEACH: North Meets South

21. VENICE: Delta Force Fishing

22. POTOMAC RIVER: From Trout to Tidewater

23. CUMBERLAND RIVER: Trout Vs. Stripers

24. LOWER COLUMBIA: Northwest Wealth

>25. LABRADOR: Big Brookies, Remote Waters