Seven Great Fishing Trips

The best fly-fishing and deep-sea package trips.
Fly-fishing in Montana
Fly-fishing in Montana  (Nathan Borchelt)
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The world is two-thirds ocean. Add in the lakes, streams, and rivers, and terra firma just got a bit smaller—which is just how the world’s fishermen prefer it. To aid our angling brethren, here are our seven favorite fishing adventures, from fly-fishing in Costa Rica to deep-sea fishing in SoCal.

Fishing at Mango Creek Lodge in Honduras
Spend six days casting into the flats off a small island in Honduras, targeting bonefish, permit, tarpon, barracuda, and snook. Then spin your tall tales each night at the Mango Creek Lodge—or charter another boat and head out to fish under the glow of the Caribbean moon.

Alaska Lodge Fly-Fishing
This five-day trip is the Alaska of your dreams. Experienced guides help you target your fly to every species that’s in season, either by drift boat or wade fishing. Go for a variety, or hone in on your favorites, and retire each night at a riverside cabin.

Tarpon Fisherman’s Select in Mexico
Don’t let the outfitter’s name fool ya. This trip—hosted by Great Alaska—takes you to Holbox Island, an untapped paradise ideal for the angler looking to get their warm-weather winter fix. Fly-fish for tarpon in the sandy flats and mangrove lagoons, and try to invent reasons to stay past the six-day itinerary.

Turneffe Flats Fishing in Belize
The largest of only four coral atolls in the entire western hemisphere, Turneffe Flats reigns supreme in the annals of must-fish destinations. The waters are rich with bonefish, tarpon, and permit—so your chances of a single-day Grand Slam are strong. But you’ll want to spend as much time here as you can afford.

Jungle Fishing for Tarpon and Billfish in Costa Rica
Spend three days fishing for trophy tarpon in Costa Rica, where silver kings have weighed an excess of 400 pounds. Then head out of the jungle and to blue waters for a day of fishing billfish.

Fly Fishing at Montana’s Lone Mountain Ranch
Let this stunning mountain ranch serves as your base camp to access the largest collection of blue-ribbon waters on the planet. Oh…and there’s also Yellowstone National Park right next door.

Day-Tripping with Newport Landing Sport Fishing in Southern California
Not every fish outing should require a passport or a seven vacation days. This one-day trip takes you out into the SoCal waters for the best deep-sea fishing, including futan, white sea bass, yellowtail, halibut, barracuda, and more.

Published: 21 Aug 2012
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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