For every angler, there is one place in the world where they dream of fishing.
Whether it’s because of the type of fish or the characteristics of the waters or setting, we all have that once-in-a-lifetime fishing ground.
What follows are nine dream locations from actual anglers (plus one from the resident comedian).
Great Barrier Reef
“I had a chance to fish the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, but it fell through. I want to fight a great white. It can be a four to five footer, but I want that fight.”
Smallmouth and Walleye Heaven
“Somewhere that has great smallmouth fishing in the morning and great walleye fishing in the evening for dinner at night. Shore lunch at its finest.”
“Got to fish Ketchikan, Alaska, for salmon but wished I could have gone for halibut. Also any river system in Alaska would be great for me. Obviously my dream destination!”
“Central America to fight the ferocious peacock bass.”
Elk Township, Michigan
“I will stick with the Little Manistee in Elk Township. I have fished it since 1953 so that’s where my memories are!”
“I was able to spend a couple hours fly fishing for trout one afternoon. Within an hour, the guide had a beginner like me in the middle of a stream, reeling in trout.”
“Yes, I watch ‘Deadliest Catch,’ and I want to experience it myself—on a calm day, long enough to set and haul one pot, sort crab, drink coffee and smoke a cigarette. Then get my butt to shore.”
Gulf of Mexico
“I got out there once, just off of Mississippi, to fish white trout. I’d like to go out further and catch some of the other types of fish out there.”
“You can’t tell me that any guy that loves fishing doesn’t want to go catch a bluefin off the East Coast. Just not with any of those clowns on ‘Wicked Tuna.’”
And from the resident comedian—