It’s not often that you go fishing and look around only to exclaim, “What a terrible view!” Fishing gets you out into some of the most scenic areas on the planet. Below is a list of some of the best fishing spots that have the views to match the catch.
Best Fishing Spots with a View
Jerome Lake, Alaska
Listed as one of the best trout lakes in the world, Jerome Lake will provide all that you are looking for in an iconic Alaskan fishing setting on the Kenai Peninsula. You’ll likely be successful as long as you book your trip in late fall when the fish are at the height of their migration season. Traveling there the remainder of the year may warrant hiring a guide to show the best spots to make sure that your travel is worth it.
Ascension Bay, Mexico
This tiny town of 300 is a lobster fishing town in a beautiful setting three hours from Cancun. The area is so quiet that it will allow you take in the breathtaking views in peace. It is in this area that you will fly fish for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook fish. Some of the snook found there, from the local fishery, will often weigh in at over 40 pounds.There is full service guiding available, as well as lodging, at Club Grand Slam. Head there during the summer for a truly special summer vacation.
Bighorn River, Montana
Compared to some of the more heavily visited areas in Utah and Colorado, the Bighorn river offers a little bit more solace than others. It is a river that is open to beginners equipped with nymphs and a fly fishing rod and reel combo. However, the dry fly fishing should be left to the more advanced fly fisherman. The best time to visit this iconic Montana river is during the months of May and June. The trout are big and plentiful with an average 18″ catch and is loved by locals as one of the most productive wild trout rivers in the state.
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Fishing with the locals is going to guarantee you the best fishing spots and a good catch when visiting Halong Bay. The views are so stunning that it may be hard to keep your mind on fishing while taking in the scenery. When the thrill finally wears off, you will participate in some of the most exciting squid and octopus fishing available in southeast Asia. Squid fishing is best from April to December. To catch the biggest squid, book your trip in October or November. If you book one of the four day and three night packages, you will have the experience of using locally made fishing nets and be taken to all the hidden local gems.
Lake Coeur D’Alene, Idaho
Lake Coeur D’Alene flawlessly captures the majesty of Idaho. The dense pine and open lake make up a view that many find comforting. In the lake you can expect to find Chinook salmon, bass, Kokanee salmon and trout. To get the best Chinook salmon, head to this northern lake from late February through April. In 2016, a 32.64 pound Chinook was caught and released at the lake, and was the largest recorded since 1994. The bass fishing will be best from April to May.