Top Ten Hidden Trout Fisheries


Any angler can name the classic trout waters.

Ask one to rattle off the top ten trout streams and the list will undoubtedly include the Madison, San Juan and all the other usual suspects always featured on magazine covers. And since every other angler includes these same streams on his or her list, where are those outstanding waters few others know about?

The following list of trout streams (and one lake) all have one thing in common: great fishing. Some are quiet, scenic and isolated, far from civilization. Some are less so, like one that calls for casting in the shadow of a strip mall. Another doesn't boast the world's biggest trout, but pack a six-weight rod along with your four-weight, and when you tire of hooking eight-inch rainbows, try your luck against the big stripers.


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