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Best Fishing Vacations around the US

There's no doubt that a fishing vacation is a great way to find some alone time and enjoy the great outdoors.  Whether you’re looking for a fishing vacation that consists of a relaxing day of fishing a stocked pond, slowly casting lines while fly fishing on a river, or a heart pumping day seeking to reel in “the big one” on a deep sea ocean charter, there’s something on this list of unique fishing experiences to help you create the ideal fishing getaway.

New England Fishing Vacations

From fishing for largemouth bass in the deep waters of Lake Champlain to fly fishing for rainbow trout or pike in the area’s numerous cold water streams, western Vermont is a fishing vacation destination that is sure to please.  

Fish Facts: Since 1978 approximately 690,000 trout and salmon have been stocked into Lake Champlain each year. More than 80 fish species live in Lake Champlain.

Places to Stay

Warren, VT

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Featured Vermont Fishing Package

This fishing package is a perfect experience for couples; whether both partners are avid anglers or one partner wants to fish and the other just wants to stay back and be pampered, this package provides a perfect day for the two of you.

Enjoy two nights at the Swift House and a day of fly fishing for two. In the Spring time the trout are hungry and active after a long, cold winter. The local Middlebury rivers and streams are teaming with Rainbow and Brown trout waiting for you. You will be accompanied by a local guide from Stream and Brook , providing local knowledge and everything from useful tips to teaching you how to fly fish. Everyone from those who have never fished to the most experienced will enjoy this package. The Package includes 2 nights lodging, one dinner for two, and a day of guided fly fishing with lunch; if only one is fishing the second person will enjoy a massage, manicure, and pedicure at a local spa

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Mid Atlantic Fishing Vacations

Have you been dreaming of chasing Striped Bass on the Chesapeake Bay?  Then head for Maryland’s Eastern Shore and book a trip with the captains at Chesapeake Bay Sport Fishing.  With a combined 80 years of experience, five boats in their fleet, and optional picnics and sunset cruises available as add-ons, they’re the group to help you reel in a Striper for your trophy wall.

Places to Stay for your Chesapeake Bay Fishing Vacation

Chestertown, MD

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Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn

South East Fishing Vacations

If a day of fishing in the crystal clear waters off of Key West is something you’ve been dreaming about with your whole fish loving heart, the professionals at Key West Pro Guideshave got the perfect setup for you.  Whether you’re looking for a day of deep sea, offshore fishing or something closer to land, there are plenty of options available for your day of fishing the Keys.

Fish Facts: Shipwrecks are one of the biggest reasons Key West Fishing is so exceptional. Over 600 ships sank in one ten-year span alone in the 19th century!  Fish feed at wrecks because wrecks form artificial reefs in shallow water, creating a wealth of vegetation, invertebrates and small fish that larger fish can hunt and feed on.

Places to Stay for your Key West Fishing Vacation

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Featured Florida Fishing Package

Black Dolphin Inn’s Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Package

Mosquito Lagoon is an inshore angler’s paradise of grassy flats, deeper basins, scattered islands, mangrove shorelines and sandbars and the folks at the Black Dolphin Inn have created the perfect package to satisfy any fisherman who dreams of a day navigating this salty backwater area. The Mosquito Lagoon Fishing Package includes the following:

  • One (1) full day guided charter fishing trip on the amazing backwater flats of the Indian River and Mosquito Lagoon (typical fishing days are 6 hours long)
  • Gourmet box lunch for 2
    - 6 Pack of of locally crafted beer
  • (2) Black Dolphin baseball caps
  • Fish Sense - book written by local fishing legend Leo Hiles
  • Gear and tackle is provided - along with a fishing license
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Midwest Fishing Vacations

If you’re looking for a fishing experience where all you need to do is show up and cast some lines, Cedarbrook Trout Farm is a perfect choice for your fishing vacation.  Not only do they provide the equipment and bait, they clean your catch and package it up for you.  Make it an overnight trip and spend the next day on a chartered expedition with Chum Bucket Charters on nearby Lake Huron.

Fish Facts: 75 years ago, Cedarbrook Trout Farm, was licensed as Michigan’s first trout farm

Places to Stay near Lake Huron

Oscoda, MI

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Featured Mid-West Fishing Vacation Package

If trawling a stocked waterway, happily ensconced in a comfy seat next to a cooler of cold brews and a picnic lunch, is your idea of the perfect day of fishing, head to Granville, OH and the Welsh Hills Inn for their Gone Fishing package. Spinning reel and rods are available for guests to rent during their stay or guests are welcome to bring their own fishing equipment.  Tackle box, artificial lures and night crawlers available at additional cost.  Inn pond is stocked with large and small mouth bass, crappie, redear sunfish, perch, and more.  All fishing is catch and release.  

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Best Places to Stay in Chestertown

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Brampton Bed and Breakfast Inn

Chestertown, MD

Best Places to Stay in Key West

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Best Places to Stay in New Smyrna Beach

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Best Places to Stay in Oscoda

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Relax and enjoy Lake Huron views from your very own hot tub.

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Oscoda, MI

Best Places to Stay in Warren

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