Top Fishing Destinations

Looking for a new place to go fishing? Here are the Top Fishing Destinations around the world according to our users. Ranking is based on popularity, trophy fish, access to fishing spots, reports, charters, bait & tackle, and marinas.

  1. Islamorada FishingIslamorada, FL, US
    Islamorada is known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World. Two of the most famous Islamorada residents and anglers were Zane Grey and Ted Williams. Even though Ernest Hemingway lived in Key West he would drive his boat Pilar to fish the better w... read more.
  2. Marathon FishingMarathon, FL, US
    Marathon is a favorite destination of many anglers. With excellent flats and backcountry fishing plentiful reefs and wrecks and close proximity to the blue waters of the Gulf Stream Marathon provides many opportunities to catch a large variety of di... read more.
  3. Hatteras FishingHatteras, NC, US
    Hatteras has long been known as the Blue Marlin Capital of the World and is arguably the best fishing destination in the United States. With the cold water from the Labrador Current coming from the north and the warm Gulf Stream waters coming from t... read more.
  4. Miami FishingMiami, FL, US
    Miami may be known for its night life but it is also known for its fantastic fishing. Home of the Miami International Boat Show the boating and fishing community is strong in this area. With quick access to the Everglades Biscayne Bay thousands of r... read more.
  5. Boca Raton FishingBoca Raton, FL, US
    Boca Raton or Boca de Ratones on the early maps from Europeans can be translated as "Rocky" or "Rugged" Inlet. While known for excellent shopping and golf course Boca Raton is also known for its fishing. With a spectacular lagoon for inshore fishing... read more.
  6. Oregon Inlet FishingOregon Inlet, NC, US
    Oregon Inlet is known as the Tuna Capital of the East Coast. Formed during a hurricane in 1846 and named after the ship that weathered the storm and discovered the new inlet Oregon Inlet joins the Pamlico Sound with the Atlantic Ocean. With excellen... read more.
  7. Virginia Beach FishingVirginia Beach, VA, US
    Virginia Beach is the known for having the longest pleasure beach in the world but also for world class fishing. Each year the Chesapeake Bay brings huge schools of Atlantic Croaker to the inlet during the summer and a favorite target among many fis... read more.
  8. Orange Beach FishingOrange Beach, AL, US
    Orange Beach has long been known as the Red Snapper Capital of the World. With thousands of artificial reefs nearshore providing some of the best bottom fishing in the world and excellent inshore and offshore fishing Orange Beach Alabama is one of t... read more.
  9. Boca Grande FishingBoca Grande, FL, US
    Boca Grande or “Big Mouth” in Spanish is the Tarpon Capital of the World. With an average of 5 500 tarpon caught during the 90 day season between May and July no other destination records as many tarpon caught in the world. Boca Grande provides many... read more.
  10. Morehead City FishingMorehead City, NC, US
    Morehead City is known as a Fisherman’s Paradise and is home to the world famous Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. With beautiful estuaries the Gulf Stream relatively close to land hundreds of reefs and wrecks off the coast and the best inlet in Nort... read more.
  11. Charleston FishingCharleston, SC, US
    Charleston may be known as the Holy City but it is also known for its excellent fishing. With legendary low country inshore fishing plentiful nearshore reefs and access to the Gulf Stream Charleston makes a top destination for many anglers. Inshore ... read more.
  12. San Diego FishingSan Diego, CA, US
    San Diego was once known as the Tuna Fishing Capital of the World until the late 1970’s with over 40 000 people employed in the tuna industry. However it is still one of the best destinations to catch giant Yellowfin Tuna and is now known as the hom... read more.
  13. Fort Lauderdale FishingFort Lauderdale, FL, US
    Fort Lauderdale has the nickname "Venice of America" due to the over 300 miles of canals that weave through the city. Not only are there a lot of fish to catch in those canals but there is also very good nearshore fishing on the many reefs and shipw... read more.
  14. Cape Canaveral FishingCape Canaveral, FL, US
    Cape Canaveral or Cabo Canaveral as named by Ponce de Leon has some of the most productive fishing grounds on the east coast. With excellent inshore spots in the Mosquito Lagoon and Indian River the area is known as the Redfish Capital of the World.... read more.
  15. Destin FishingDestin, FL, US
    Destin is known as The World's Luckiest Fishing Village. Located on the Emerald Coast with beautiful white beaches and emerald colored water Destin is one of the top fishing destinations in the US. From the fruitful waters of the Choctawhatchee Bay ... read more.
  16. Fort Myers FishingFort Myers, FL, US
    Fort Myers named after Colonel Abraham Myers is the gateway to some of the best fishing in Southwest Florida. Two of the most famous residents were Thomas Edison and Henry Ford who both owned winter homes there and often fished together. With fantas... read more.
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  18. Montauk FishingMontauk, NY, US
    Montauk New York is home of the largest commercial and recreational fishing fleet in New York. It is also the location that Frank Mundas who is said to have inspired the character Quint in the movie Jaws started offering fishing charter trips for bl... read more.
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  20. Key West FishingKey West, FL, US
    Key West has the nickname of the Last Resort the Southernmost Point in the continental United States. It is located closer to Cuba than to Miami and is a tropical angler’s paradise. With easy access to the back country flats and deep blue water of t... read more.
  21. Ocean City FishingOcean City, MD, US
    Ocean City Maryland is the White Marlin Capital of the World and home to the White Marlin Open fishing tournament. From the bay to the blue water of the Gulf Stream offshore Ocean City entices many anglers to this fishing destination. Besides excell... read more.
  22. Galveston FishingGalveston, TX, US
    Galveston is arguably the best fishing destination in Texas. With legendary fishing action from the Galveston Bay to the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico there is a wide variety of species to catch in this fishery. Offshore fishing Galveston w... read more.
  23. Tampa FishingTampa, FL, US
    Tampa is known as a Cigar City and if smoking a stoogie and catching fish is your thing then you need to try fishing Tampa Florida. From the excellent inshore fishing in Tampa Bay plentiful nearshore reefs and shipwrecks to the offshore waters in th... read more.
  24. Pensacola FishingPensacola, FL, US
    Pensacola or “The City of Five Flag” on the Emerald Coast makes a top fishing destination for many anglers. It was once known as the Red Snapper Capital of the World only to be surpassed by its neighbor to the West. However Pensacola is not only an ... read more.
  25. Sydney FishingSydney, NSW, AU
    Sydney is the capital of New South Wales and the most populated city in Australia. Located on the East coast Sydney is home to the world's largest natural harbor. With easy access to rich estuaries plentiful reefs and wrecks and legendary offshore f... read more.
  26. Cabo FishingCabo San Lucas, BCS, MX
    Cabo is best known as the Striped Marlin Capital of the World with over 12 000 caught annually within its waters. With the deep waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean only a couple of miles off the beach Cabo provides excellent opportunit... read more.
  27. Kona FishingKailua Kona, HI, US
    Kailua Kona Hawaii is one of the top fishing destinations in the Pacific Ocean. Surrounded by mountains and protecting it from the winds most days the sea conditions are more like that of a lake. With deep waters (over 3 000 feet) only a couple of m... read more.
  28. Melbourne, VIC, AU
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  29. Bull Shoals Lake, AR, US
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  30. Branson, MO, US
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  31. Venice FishingVenice, LA, US
    Venice Lousiana has some phenomenal fishing and is frequently referred to as the Sportsman’s Paradise and Gateway to the Gulf. It is also one of the top destinations in the world to catch Yellowfin Tuna giving it the nickname Tuna Town. From inshore... read more.
  32. Naples, FL, US
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  33. Gulf Shores, AL, US
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  34. Jacksonville, FL, US
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  35. Perth, WA, AU
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  36. Lake Lanier FishingLake Lanier, GA, US
    Lake Sidney Lanier is a 38 000 acre reservoir located about 50 miles northeast of Atlanta Georgia. It was created by the construction of the Buford Dam on the Chattahoochee River in 1956. With over 59 square miles of water and over 690 miles of shor... read more.
  37. Cairns FishingCairns, QLD, AU
    Cairns is the destination for many anglers who seek to catch a Black Marlin and is known as the Black Marlin Capital of the World. With excellent estuaries Great Barrier Reef and Continental Shelf just off its shore Cairns delivers many different op... read more.
  38. Brisbane FishingBrisbane, QLD, AU
    Brisbane is the capital of Queensland and the third most populated city in Australia. With the Brisbane River Moreton Bay and easy access to reef and offshore fishing Brisbane is one of the top destinations for fishing in the world. Fishing the wate... read more.
  39. Seattle, WA, US
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  40. Panama City Beach, FL, US
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  41. Corpus Christi, TX, US
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  42. Lake Guntersville FishingLake Guntersville, AL, US
    Lake Guntersville feed by the Tennessee River and many creeks is Alabama's largest lake at 69 100 acres. It is 75 miles (121 km) long running from Guntersville Dam to Nickajack Dam. With over 949 miles of shoreline it is best known for excellent Lar... read more.
  43. San Francisco, CA, US
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  44. Iztapa FishingIztapa, ES, GT
    Iztapa Guatemala is the Sailfish Capital of the World and I doubt anyone would be willing to argue differently. Since the 1980’s Guatemalan fishing boats average 15 to 20 Sailfish per day. There are also several records including Capt. Ron Hamlin’s ... read more.
  45. Adelaide, SA, AU
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  46. Long Beach, CA, US
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  47. Myrtle Beach FishingMyrtle Beach, SC, US
    Myrtle Beach may be known as the Seaside Golf Capital of the World but it is also known for the famous Grand Strand of beaches that offer excellent fishing along 60 miles of coast to over 14 million visitors per year. From the phenomenal inshore cre... read more.
  48. Quepos FishingQuepos, P, CR
    Quepos Costa Rica is one of the top fishing destinations in the world to catch a Pacific Sailfish and home of the World Record Snook that weighed 59.5 pounds. With excellent deep water and rocky cliffs right on its coastline Quepos provides some of ... read more.
  49. Dauphin Island, AL, US
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  50. Lake St Clair, MI, US
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  51. Toledo Bend Reservoir, TX, US
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  52. Charlottetown, PEI, CA
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