From the mountains to the prairies to…New Jersey, Field & Stream found the 50 hottest lakes, rivers and streams in the country to catch big bass, trout, walleye, catfish, and more. One for every state.
Everything in fishing changes. That change can be as simple as fish suddenly turning off of green-pumpkin worms after they’d been hammering them for hours, or a slow bite suddenly going bonkers before a storm. What can also change is the overall quality of an entire fishery.
Sometimes lakes or rivers that were hot for decades suddenly go cold. To get the most up-to-date skinny on which bodies of water are trending now, Field & Stream reached out to biologists, conservation officers, guides, pros, and local sharpies in every state. Here are their picks.
Road trip, anyone?
Find out if your spot made the list here, or read the article in the June/July issue of Field & Stream, on newsstands 5/22.