This is part 2 in Huk’s trip around the country, looking at the best spots in each region. Check out the first edition: Top Fishing Spots in the Southeast
The northeast is a great region to be an angler. With the Atlantic Ocean to the east, Lake Erie to the west, and plenty of lakes and rivers in between, finding a good fishing hole is rarely a problem.
So what are the best spots to fish in New England and the northeast region of the United States? Take a look at this list to get started.
As the St. Lawrence River works its way northeast from Lake Ontario to the Atlantic Ocean, it holds an area known as Thousand Islands. This area actually has 1,864 islands as well as some of the best bass fishing in the world. It was named the #8 bass fishing area in the country by Bassmaster, and has been a popular spot for musky, trout, walleye, and northern pike for years.
If you visit Boston, there will be lots to see and do, but step away from the history and culture to take a charter boat into Massachusetts Bay; you won’t be disappointed. The area is home to some of the best tuna fishing in the country, with large bluefins being taken on a regular basis. The area is also a top spot for catching wild and energetic mako sharks, which are famous for their athletic leaps from the water.
With a long name and 5,500 acres of fishing opportunities, Cobbosseecontee Lake is one of the top producers of big bass in the northeast. This Maine lake has plenty of islands, inlets, coves, and rocky shores for anglers to target, and you won’t have to travel far to start having your lure hammered by big bass. The area is also a top fishing spot for brown and brook trout, northern pike, and more.
You might think only of chicken wings when someone brings up Buffalo, New York, but this area is one of the top fishing towns in the country. Sitting at the junction between Lake Erie and the Niagara River, Buffalo has exceptional bass fishing on both bodies of water. You can catch trophy musky, table-filling walleye, and some of the biggest smallmouth you’ve ever seen, all while enjoying the comforts and entertainment of Buffalo.
Lake Champlain, on the border of New York and Vermont, is one of the most consistently productive bass lakes in the country. Thanks to 490-square miles of water surface and a lively population of largemouth and smallmouth bass, the natural lake is a regular host for professional and amateur fishing tournaments. The water is home to not only bass, but big musky, lake trout, and northern pike.
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Kyle Alsop and Taylor Bivins of Kansas State University are the winners of the 2016 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship, thanks to a series of consistent weights. They finished the tournament on Kentucky's Green River Lake with 36 pounds, 4 ounces.
The Kansas State team was the only one in the field of 89 teams to bring in more than 10 pounds every day.
You often hear the phrase there is nothing more important than a friend but like many other clichés of life especially at today’s pace, many of these old time sayings are said without really understanding their meaning. As I look back at the past five decades of my life spent in blue water and at my hunting career which has taken me all over the globe, I lift both hands in front of me and start counting off the friends which I could call at any time day or night for help; those who would put their life in jeopardy to save mine, or for that matter those who I can count on in the absolute worst of situations.
America (and much of the globe) seems to have an obsession with billfish, but few species are as popular as the Atlantic blue marlin. Not that there is anything wrong with black marlin, sailfish, swordfish, or striped marlin; it’s just that the blue marlin, which is the largest of the billfish group, has captured the hearts and passions of anglers for centuries.
If you want to join the ranks of anglers who’ve pulled up a blue marlin, you have your work cut out for you. But with the right techniques, you can add this world-class trophy to your list.