For all those who like to travel: What's your favorite fishing vacation destination? What do you fish for there?
Don't get out much? Tell us about your dream fishing trip!
Me: Panama, for anything that's biting...
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I don't get to fish nearly as much (do any of us?) as I'd like to. For me, it's just as much about the company as it is the fish. Having said that, the man in the blue suit (Blue Marlin) is on my bucket list. I suppose that I'd have to go to Australia for that. Not happening anytime soon.
The only people that tell you it can't be done are the people who haven't done it themselves.
Limited funds and lack of available time keep me from traveling much, and I sure don't get to fish nearly as much as I'd like to.
With that said, my favorite place to go to fish the salt is the northern Gulf Coast, anywhere from Panama City, Florida to Orange Beach, Alabama. Fishing for red snapper, grouper, AJ, cobia, wahoo, speckled trout, redfish, king mackerel, etc., is just insane there. I have a group of friends who I fish with, and we're trying to work out a trip to Venice, Louisiana to target tuna. It would be fun to go up and fish with Box (I miss that guy here).
Fresh water? Hands down, Lake Guntersville. It's about 50 miles from where I live, and Bassmaster Magazine just named it the 3rd best bass fishery in the country. I grew up fishing there with my grandfather, and some of the best memories of my life are of being in his boat and learning from the master.
I agree on the funds and time available, DW. I live just east of Panama City, it is awesome living here with so many different fish to chase. I have been to the Keys twice, so far my favorite spot to fish. i grew up on the east cost of Fl., Merritt Island. The lagoon is a top spot for reds. I miss that place too.
For saltwater my favorite spot is a hard to get to, partially submerged, slippery piece of ledge on the southern Maine coast just south of Portland. There's a deep channel right out front where monster stripers dine on schools of bunker under the cover of darkness.
Freshwater would be a little ribbon of water know as Cold Brook in the far northern wilderness of upstate Maine. Brook trout and brown trout abound and you're more likely to see a moose than another person.
To fish YFT off one of the long range boats out of San Diego with my 'Tugas brothers Hoogan & Mango Mauler.
This too shall pass.
Benton Pond, East Otis Mass with my Paj at the "helm" of our Jolly Roger We converted a row boat...
Large mouth bass for breakfast... sitting on the deck.. wind in our faces..
nothing better.. it just resonates in my heart..
when at the end of the road.. set up camp!
The Gulf of Papagayo in Costa Rica is my current favorite. Marlin, snapper, snook, roosters make the top of the list.