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Old 11-16-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Alaska
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Old 11-17-2009, 06:01 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Hilarious. Fishing in Alaska is beyond fabulous. Ever heard of Salmon or Halibut?

No I suppose not.
Yeah I heard of salmon, I fish for King, Coho, Pink, & Atlantic on a regular basis right here.

Ever hear of Brown Trout, or Lake trout?

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Old 11-17-2009, 06:25 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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I would say that every part of the country has different fish.....

If I want salmon I wouldn't fish in Florida I'd go to Alaska.
If I want large mouthbass, I'd head to Ga or Fl.
If I want catfish I'd head to Ill or another midwest state.

Seriously.....I'd never limit myself to just one place. Find what each area is famous...or good for and if it interests you...go there.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:25 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I would say that every part of the country has different fish.....

If I want salmon I wouldn't fish in Florida I'd go to Alaska.
If I want large mouthbass, I'd head to Ga or Fl.
If I want catfish I'd head to Ill or another midwest state.

Seriously.....I'd never limit myself to just one place. Find what each area is famous...or good for and if it interests you...go there.
Exactly! Last I heard the top two states for destination fishing are Florida followed by North Carolina. I will have to look again at where I saw that. It was a study done a couple years ago. If you really want to plow through a mountain of data here is the US Census Bureau's take on outdoor sports in every state: census FHWAR They do this every 5 years and the last few times Florida has come out #1 for number of fishermen, number of days fished, and economic impact of fishing.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:57 PM
 
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Can't forget places like the Salmon River near Pulaski, the Black River, the Seneca River near Baldwinsville, the Oswego River, Oneida Lake, 9 Mile Creek near Marcellus, etc.....

I live on the Seneca between Cayuga Lake and Cross Lake.
Most people still think of the movies about NY City when you say NY, oh well.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Alaska
I think your probably right.
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Old 11-17-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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I would say that every part of the country has different fish.....

If I want salmon I wouldn't fish in Florida I'd go to Alaska.
If I want large mouthbass, I'd head to Ga or Fl.
If I want catfish I'd head to Ill or another midwest state.

Seriously.....I'd never limit myself to just one place. Find what each area is famous...or good for and if it interests you...go there.
Exactly. Its hard to pinpoint because it depends on what kind of fish we are talking about.

For instance,

Bass --- Southern reservoirs all over the South
Brook Trout --- New York
Lake Trout --- Great Lake States
Saltwater gamefish --- Florida, Gulf states. Also California? Hawaii??
Catfish --- The South
Salmon --- Alaska, Washington, some Great Lake states

And this is only for starters
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Ummmm the answer is rather simple really.

Alaska. End of conversation.

That's right. When someone says something as silly as "end of conversation" there's no sense talking to him.

There's also the ever popular "nuff said", popular in 1960s hot-rod magazines and now back. Or maybe it never went away.

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Old 11-19-2009, 11:34 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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NY
Lake Eire, Lake Ontario , Lake Champlain , Lake George , Hudson River, Long Island , the Finger Lakes the Eire Canal and on and on.

Wonderful hunting and fishing.
I'll pitch in support for NY. Ponds to lakes, streams to rivers and don't forget the Atlantic Ocean. In the lower elevation parts of the state you get bass fishing in lakes adjacent to world-class trout streams. Further north and higher in elevation and in the lakes (Ontario) you get North Country style lake fishing. And the Atlantic... surf casting, deep-sea, etc.

Shoot, you can catch trophy lake trout in Westchester county and I used to catch suckers and bluegill in the Bronx River just about a mile north of New York City.


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Old 11-20-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Yeah I heard of salmon, I fish for King, Coho, Pink, & Atlantic on a regular basis right here.

Ever hear of Brown Trout, or Lake trout?
Unlike the great lakes, King's are indigenous to the west coast. I would hardly compare a great lakes seeded king with an Alaskan King. They don't compare is size or flavor.

Get back to me when you find one of these there.



Or one of these.



Never mind you can't get these either...

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