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Old 11-20-2009, 02:11 PM
 
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Florida, no contest. You have tremendous biodiversity in Florida, as well as a long coastline. It is difficult to beat the Florida Keys for fishing.

North Carolina, Louisiana, Alaska are all good, too. Alaska is huge, obviously, but I don't see how it could beat the diversity and the weather that Florida offers a fisherman.

I will say that North Carolina is under-appreciated. All sorts of unusual fish will show up along the outer banks, both cold water and warm water fish.


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If you're interested in saltwater fishing, the area approximately around NC seems to be a transitional zone where you have both northern and southern species.



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Well Oklahoma's Lake Texoma, Arkansas' Lake Ouachita, and Texas' Lake Fork are just about the best lakes to fish in all God's creation.

As for creeks/rivers....Oklahoma's got the best noodlin' spots around too.

I hear you.. when I think of "Oklahoma fishing", I think of noodling. When I think of noodling, I think of Oklahoma. We caught some huge catfish growing up in South Carolina, but you don't really want to stick your arm down there in the muck and see what bites it. People will try, though. Some fellow had his arm torn off by an alligator a few years ago in Lake Moultrie.

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Old 11-22-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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Size isn't everything ;-)


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Old 11-22-2009, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Texas is the KING of fishing! Me and my dad use to go fishing for bass and red fish.

They once caught one that was like the biggest one ever caught in the area and they got a picture haning up in this small country corner store. I think it was like a 13 or 14 lb largemouth bass.

Worst time was when we caught this large ass Alligator gar.
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Old 11-22-2009, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Id have to say Florida, great bass fishing, and saltwater fishing, im sure Alaska has a lot of great and unspoiled fisheries, never been there, probably Minnesota too, but in my experience, its Florida.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MN
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For freshwater fishing, Minnesota is hard to beat. We're not the land of 10,000 lakes for nothing (not to mention the thousands of miles of streams we have too!) Some of the more popular sportfishing species:
bass
crappie
pike
muskie
sunfish
perch
catfish
lake trout
brook trout
brown trout
rainbow trout
salmon (lake superior)
and of course the tastiest fish ever (well, second only to halibut, IMHO), walleye!

Google 'fishing minnesota' for a great fishing forum with lots of knowledgable folks to answer any questions you may have. Happy fishing!
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