North America is home to numerous secret fishing spots. From great lakes which are ideal for trout and bass fishing to rivers where anglers can find cutthroat, there is no shortage of amazing fishing locations in the United States. To help you decide where to go, we’ve rounded up a list of the best-hidden fishing spots in America.
Lake Alan Henry is one of those places that the local anglers from Texas are really proud of. It’s a goldmine for over-sized bass which is the prime species in the lake. The best time to go fishing here is at the dawn of spring, as bass waits for the end of winter to start moving around the lake. Expect an admirable catch during this time of year.
Alaska is one of the most beautiful states in America and has dozens of amazing spots for fishing. One of these spots is the amazing Jerome Lake where you will find a massive population of rainbow trout and salmon.
A small town located right outside of Montreal in Canada, Morin Heights is a famous ski resort. What most people don’t know is that after the winter season when the ice melts, there are some great fishing spots in the area. Expect to find more than 2,000 lakes located within a 60 kilometer radius of each other. This area is stocked with trout and each May Morin Heights welcomes the annual Simon River Fishing Tournament for competitive anglers.
Located near Kemmerer in Wyoming, Fontenelle Creek is one of those secluded fishing spots that are hard to find. It’s an ideal destination for fly fishing and features a variety of fish species including cutthroat trout, brook trout, and dozens of other types of fish.
Most anglers know about the popular Kenai River as a great fishing destination in Alaska. However, Kasilof River is also one of the best spots for fishing in the area. Catching a king salmon here is quite easy and doesn’t require too much effort. The locals are very proud of this fishing destination and try to keep it a secret.
You are probably wondering what Bald Eagle Lake is doing on a list of hidden fishing spots in Americas as it is a rather well-known fishing destination. The truth is that not many anglers are aware that Bald Eagle Lake is the perfect spot for ice fishing in the winter. Thanks to the state of Minnesota, there is a large population of walleye and pike during the winter season. You will also have a chance to catch a crappie, although it is not that impressive in terms of size.
The Green River in Wyoming or as some like to call it the River or the Prairie Hen is truly an impressive sight to see. Anglers also love this place, as the reservoirs at Fontanelle and Flaming Gorge dams are full of brown trout, rainbow, and cutthroat.
Located on the outskirts of Dodge County in Wisconsin, Fox Lake is probably the biggest lake on our list and an ideal place for fishing. Largemouth bass, muskie, walleye, and panfish are plentiful and the winter freeze is the best time to go ice fishing here at Fox Lake.
One of the reasons why Lake Okeechobee is an interesting fishing destination is the fact that the deepest point of the lake is only 12 feet. This means that anglers will have a good chance of seeing a bass whenever it decides to fan out a nest. Fish over 10 pounds and 5 bass stringers over 30 pounds are quite common during the spawn.
The largest freshwater island in the work and one of the best fishing spots in all of Canada, Manitoulin Island is home to many bass, lake trout, walleye, salmon, and perch. The good news is that for some reason most Canadians don’t know about this place that boasts an impressive number of 108 lakes.
Anglers who are visiting Alaska during the summer season from June to September should definitely head out to Bird Creek. It is located 30 miles south of anchorage and offers great fishing opportunities. Although there is no king salmon here, anglers can expect to catch plenty of silver salmon. Keep in mind that the Bird Creek gets the silver salmon run only in summer.
Fishing in America is great, but not everyone likes those fishing destinations that are overcrowded all of the time. Luckily, there are still several fishing spots that are only known by the locals, so why not check them out.
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