Only several decades ago, fly fishing was all about hooking trout, nothing more. Today, fly fisherman travel all across the northern hemisphere to hook all kinds of fish. It is a growing sport as more and more people are discovering how they can connect with nature in some of the continent?s most beautiful regions.
If you are looking to try fly fishing somewhere new, grab your fly box, throw on your wading gear, and check out some of these areas known as the best fishing spots in North America.
- Abacos, Bahamas
Abacos is located at the northern end of the Bahamas, boasting generous lengths of productive bonefish flats, mangroves, and creeks. Abacos also features some excellent fishing lodges for travelers.
- Ascension Bay, Mexico
Ascension Bay, located about 100 miles south of Cancun, offers anglers flats and mangrove estuaries all with great potential. Of the many operations available, every one serves fly fishermen predominantly, and most resorts operate year-round so you can enjoy your favorite sport any time of the year.
- Jupiter Inlet, Florida
The Atlantic beaches just off of this central Florida inlet offer an incredibly variety of game fish for fly fishermen. Here you will find spinner sharks, jumbo jack crevalle, cobia, wahoo, AJ, mahi, blackfin, Spanish mackerel, bluefish, pompano, tarpon, and snook.
- Louisiana?s coastal marshes
This vast complex of creeks, channels, bayous, and ponds is known for its immense productivity. Fly fishermen come to Louisiana primarily for red drum. Skilled Louisiana guides take fishermen on bay boats or skiffs, or for a real adventure, you can take a multi-day trip on floating resorts.
- Montauk, New York
There?s no need to travel to tropical waters to find world-class fly fishing opportunities. This location on Long Island provides phenomenal action from the middle of spring through the middle of summer, as anglers take their fly boxes and rods and stalk the shallow flats for stripers and bluefish.