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Old 12-28-2009, 05:47 AM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Could be by state, county, river, lake, or area(mountain range, group of lakes, whatever).
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:24 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Michigan. Surrounded by 97,000 square miles of Great Lakes (with 38,575 sq. mi located within Michigan's borders), over 11,000 inland lakes (making up almost 1200 more square miles of water), and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams. Anyplace in the state you are never more than 6 miles from a body of water, either lake or river. Most of which are great fishing for anything from Bass to bluegill, salmon (4 species) to suckers, northern pike to catfish. Some of the best trout fishing rivers on the planet are in Michigan. The new World record Brown Trout was caught just last summer a few miles from where I live. Rainbow, Lake, Brown, and 15 other types of trout swim here. Here is the official Michigan DNR handout for the fish found in MIchigan: Michigan Fishes Just about any type of freshwater fish you can think of, you can find here in Michigan.

Best places in the State? There really isn't anybody that can answer that question. The fishing is awesome anyplace in the state, even in our biggest cities. From North to South, East to West; it really only depends on what you want to fish for that day, as to where you head. A lot of the lakes have several great fisheries and you can fish for 10 or 12 different species on the same body of water and have good results for any of them.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:03 AM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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Washington State has tons of salmon fishing, cod, and tons of streams and rivers to fish in. Lots of people go out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to go fishing there for salt water fishing, but you can find plenty of freshwater fishing too.
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Old 12-28-2009, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Could be by state, county, river, lake, or area(mountain range, group of lakes, whatever).
Doesn't it depend on what kind of freshwater fish you like to catch?
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Old 12-28-2009, 10:42 AM
 
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Lots of spots in Oregon, Montana, Idaho.
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, Milwaukee, WI
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I agree with Bydand, Michigan far and away has more freshwater than any state in the US. Wisconsin, Florida, and Louisiana would be distant runners up.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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MI, WI and MN. Hands down.
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Old 12-28-2009, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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MI, WI and MN. Hands down.


All you have to do is look at a map and you will see that this poster is dead on. I would also add Alaska to this list as well
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Old 12-28-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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Idaho is reported as having some of the best fly fishing in the world, there are world class trout streams, trophy fishing in deep cold mountain lakes, and salmon fishing that is pretty amazing. This state was one of Ernest Hemingways favorite fishing areas.
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Old 12-28-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Phoenix Arizona
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Michigan. Surrounded by 97,000 square miles of Great Lakes (with 38,575 sq. mi located within Michigan's borders), over 11,000 inland lakes (making up almost 1200 more square miles of water), and 36,000 miles of rivers and streams. Anyplace in the state you are never more than 6 miles from a body of water, either lake or river. Most of which are great fishing for anything from Bass to bluegill, salmon (4 species) to suckers, northern pike to catfish. Some of the best trout fishing rivers on the planet are in Michigan. The new World record Brown Trout was caught just last summer a few miles from where I live. Rainbow, Lake, Brown, and 15 other types of trout swim here. Here is the official Michigan DNR handout for the fish found in MIchigan: Michigan Fishes Just about any type of freshwater fish you can think of, you can find here in Michigan.

Best places in the State? There really isn't anybody that can answer that question. The fishing is awesome anyplace in the state, even in our biggest cities. From North to South, East to West; it really only depends on what you want to fish for that day, as to where you head. A lot of the lakes have several great fisheries and you can fish for 10 or 12 different species on the same body of water and have good results for any of them.
That sounds awesome. How about in winter? Is it all fishing through a hole in the ice? I'm seriously asking because I've only ever fished in Arizona.
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