The Fishbrain App proudly presents the top 10 U.S. fishing spots based entirely on the logged catches of its users.
The popular fishing app can track your catches, connect you with other anglers, and even give you up-to-date fishing intel on your local and favorite spots. As of June 2015 it had reached over one million downloads, and now has over three million users who as a community have logged almost two million catches to date.
The Stockholm, Sweden-based company makes it as international as all of the fishing community, and smartly is reaching out to all who call themselves anglers everywhere.
Now, for the first time, Fishbrain is sharing the numbers it has gathered based on logged catches to the app for the 2016 fishing season.
Here's the rundown of the top 10 most recorded fish spots on the app.
10. Sarasota Bay, FL
Sarasota Bay offers a great diversity of saltwater fishing, including black drum, bluefish and cobia. You'll find a great deal of choices where good guides are concerned as well.
9. Sebastian Inlet, FL
Sebastian Inlet is known for its premier saltwater fishing on Florida's East Coast. This area is a favorite for visiting anglers nationwide for catching snook, redfish, bluefish and Spanish mackerel from its jetties.
8. John's Pass, FL
John's Pass on the Gulf of Mexico is a great spot to head offshore to catch grouper, snapper, amberjack, king and spanish mackerel, cobia, sailfish, wahoo, tuna and mahi mahi.
7. Potomac River, VA
The Potomac River is the fourth largest river along the Atlantic coast. Anglers can find a variety of fish to target including bass, muskellunge, pike and walleye.
6. Lake Raymond Gary, OK
Lake Raymond Gary is a reservoir in southeastern Oklahoma. With almost 10 miles of shoreline, it's the perfect place to relax and catch bass, catfish and sunfish.
5. Lake Riviera, NJ
Located near Point Pleasant, NJ, Lake Riviera offers a variety of fish including pumpkinseed sunfish, perch, bream, bluegill, bullhead, and pickerel. Even fly fishermen can do as well as spinning or baitcasters.
4. Calaveras Lake, TX
Calaveras Lake is located just 20 miles southeast of San Antonio. Anglers will target the sought-after channel catfish, hybrid striped bass, red drum and largemouth bass.
3. Lake Evans, CA
Lake Evans is primarily a fishing and sailing lake. Stocked rainbow trout rule in the winter with catfish and bass in the summer.
2. O'Neill Forebay, CA
Some 2.5 miles downstream from the San Luis Dam, O'Neill Forebay has been known to turn up Stripers and has become a favorite for great topwater fishing.
1. Canyon Lake, CA
Situated in Riverside County, Canyon Lake is located within the borders one of only five gated cities in the Golden State. Canyon Lake anglers can enjoy the thrill of the catch in the lake's well-stocked waters.
Now for some bonus facts straight from Fishbrain users:
- Most popular species caught: Largemouth bass
- Top 5 species caught: Largemouth bass, northern pike, channel catfish, smallmouth bass, rainbow trout
- Most popular method of fishing: Casting
- Largest fish logged by weight: Atlantic blue marlin: 790 pounds
Big thanks to Fishbrain for sharing its unique and up-to-date information with us!
Make no mistake, there are quite a few of the most famous lakes, rivers, and reservoirs missing from this list! The point is this: get over to the App Store and download Fishbrain!
Fishermen everywhere can use it to upload a picture of their catch and share it immediately including species, size and weight, time of of day, lure, and of course location.
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Cover photo via Mistbreaker