The ultimate adventure vacation awaits avid fisherman at these destinations known for their Salmon, Swordfish, Blue Marlin, and more.
If you have the heart of an angler, the allure of an exciting sport fishing destination is undeniable. Opportunities abound to fish on boats or from shore. Part of the thrill of the popular pastime is the discovery of a new favorite fishing spot. These five sport fishing destinations rank at the top of many anglers’ dream lists.
A top saltwater fishing site in North America, the Florida Keys are famous for the quality and variety of fish. In addition to appealing to fishermen, the tropical climate is an ideal habitat for large game fish. Popular species in the region include swordfish, tuna, and tarpon. Known as one of the most angler-friendly communities, Key West also has a reputation for supplying some of the best boat captains.
Kenai River, Alaska
The brief Alaska fishing season is worth the wait. A breathtaking drive from Anchorage takes you to the Kenai Peninsula, a mecca for Pacific salmon, halibut, trout, and other species. Fishing guides and charter boats cater to anglers seeking unique adventures in the wilds of Alaska. The Kenai River holds the world record as the site of the largest king salmon catch.
Made famous by the novella and movie “A River Runs Through It,” Missoula gets credit for popularizing fly fishing. The trout fishing paradise boasts several magnificent rivers suitable for bait fishing as well as fly fishing. Biking, bird watching, and camping are all popular pursuits for locals and tourists in the area.
To an angler, hooking a monster blue marlin is like winning an Olympic gold medal. Cairns is the premier destination for those angling to reel in saltwater fishing’s most sought after trophy. The Down Under locale holds the record for the most big marlins caught.
Turneffe Atoll, Belize
In Belize, a slam-dunk opportunity awaits the angler who prefers shallow waters. Bonefish, tarpon, and permit are especially plentiful on the flats of Turneffe Atoll in the summer. Exotic scenery, beautiful weather, eco-tours, and bird watching add to a memorable getaway.
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