Fishing is something you can practically enjoy anywhere there’s water. Whether it’s a parks pond, a town’s creek, a remote mountain stream only accessible by helicopter, or the salty ocean water, it’s sometimes more about the experience than the actual fish. You can enjoy it with your children, your best friends, or alone.
With that being said, here are 9 wondrous fishing destinations you must add to your fishing bucket list. Some are breathtaking vistas, while others are simply remote relaxing places to fish in a calm quite setting.
9. The Everglades
The Everglades run south from Lake Okeechobee down to Florida Bay; It’s known as the River of Grass.
One-third of Everglades National Park is covered by water, creating excellent fishing opportunities for snapper, trout, redfish, bass, snook, tarpon, grouper, black drum and more.
8. Costa Rica
In the waters of Central America holds some of the biggest and popular billfish in the world, and Costa Rica is by far the best place to stage a bucket list adventure.
7. Venice, Louisiana
Venice, Louisiana is known as The Delta National Wildlife refuge. It’s literally one of the most unique places on earth. It’s home to an astounding variety of fish species so if your chasing massive yellowfin out near the oil rigs or hunting for monstrous reds in the endless maze of flats, there’s something for you around Louisiana’s southernmost point. Photos are courtesy of: World Wide Fishing Guide.
6. Pyrenees, Spain
The remote glacial lakes, mountain streams, flora, fauna, local cuisine and Romanesque art are more than enough to fill your stay here along with the finest trout fishing in the world.
If there’s one place every fly fisherman has on his or her bucket list of experiences, it’s Patagonia. Even if you decide to just sit in silence just to experience the jagged peaks and pristine rivers, it’s an amazing adventure by itself.
4. Prince of Wales Island
A little off the beaten path is America’s third largest island (known as POW by the locals). It’s surrounded by seas rich with salmon, halibut, cod, rockfish and two types of crab. POW’s freshwater rivers and lakes are some of the best salmon and trout fisheries in existence, making this perfect place for any angler.
3. Isla Holbox, Mexico
Located on the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula sits Isla Holbox. This place is a quiet & laid back island. It stands in stark contrast to the touristy city of Cancun just a few miles to the south. It’s remote and largely undiscovered so check it out.
2. The Amazon
Cutting through the heart of South America, the Amazon River stretches across three countries (4,000 miles), and discharges 7,381,000 cubic feet of water per second, creating the largest river basin in the world. Home to dozens of exotic game fish like peacock bass, arapaima, golden dorado and redtail catfish, this otherworldly river offers virtually unlimited, and unmatched, freshwater angling experiences.
1. The Seychelle Islands
What if we told you that your new obsession lies a thousand miles off the eastern coast of Africa, in the coral and granite islands of the Seychelles. Well, check out this pristine hideaway of white sand in the Indian Ocean. This place overflows with tropical fish tropical luxury. All those angling fishermen who are lucky enough to visit her shores call it a paradise.
All of these fishing bucket list destinations are filled with a whirlwind of scenery, culture, and remote feel. It will be hard to keep track of everything you see and try, so thank goodness you’ll have your BUCKiTDREAM planner with you. Now get out there and start adding some of these to your bucket list today!