If you love fishing, no doubt you’re always searching for incredible destinations, including the exclusive, elusive, known and unknown. Here are five that fit that bill:
Fly Fishing On The Metolius River
If you’re a fly-fisherman, the Metolius River near Camp Sherman, Oregon is a must-do destination. Fed by the Deschutes River (a former site of the U.S. National Fly Fishing Championship), the Metolius is the nation’s largest spring-fed river with average water temperatures hovering in the high 40s, and loaded with bull trout and steelhead. Stay at the secluded, historic House on Metolius and you’ll have front-door access to a private stretch of the river’s magical waters, plus a stunningly beautiful backdrop of the snow-capped Cascade Mountains. Staff here can provide instruction on your casting skills, plus help you arrange a guided fly-fishing tour.
Surf And Creek Fishing On Little St. Simons Island
Accessible only by boat and surrounded by one of the Atlantic’s most productive fisheries on the East coast, Little St. Simons Island just off the Georgia coast offers outstanding surf and creek fishing where something’s always biting. The exclusive Lodge on this natural private sanctuary provides all the tackle and bait you’ll need, expert guided instruction, and maps to fishing hot spots you can hit on your own. Plus, its chefs will even cook-up your catch to enjoy! Should you (ever) tire of fishing, the island is a paradise for numerous other outdoor activities, including birding, wildlife exploration, beach activities, biking and just plain chilling.
Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing On The Provo River
The Provo boasts one of the world’s premier Blue Ribbon trout fisheries, renown for its abundant German Brown and Rainbow Trout that average 14-20 inches – and trophy catches exceeding a whopping 25 inches! In addition to its easy wading access and stunning beauty, the Provo River in Utah uniquely provides excellent year-round fishing, including dry fishing in Spring, deep nymphing in Summer, streamer action in Fall and a good Winter Midge hatch. Stay at the adjacent Sundance Mountain Resort for guided trips to the Provo and other abundant local waters, while also enjoying the famed resort’s many other activities and amenities.
Ice Fishing At Vermejo Park Ranch, New Mexico
Mention ice fishing and you might conjure ice shacks full of miserable football-watching “Grumpy Old Men.” Vermejo Park Ranch in New Mexico completely redefines the sport. A Ted Turner property comparable to a U.S National Park and available for private bookings, Vermejo provides your outing with premium ice shacks, protected seats, warm beverages, boxed lunches, dedicated guides and sunshine nearly every day to deliver a cozy, super-comfortable, solar-heated adventure. Guests can ice fish among three different lakes teeming with monster-size Rainbow, Brown and/or Brook trout – plus enjoy the ranch’s many other activities.
Lava Tube Fishing For The Kids In Hawaii
Looking for super-cool fishing experiences for your kids while you relax in paradise? Head to the world-renown Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu’s fabled north shore. The resort offers a “Lava Tube Fishing Tour” that guarantees your kids a catch or your money back! The tour takes participants to freshwater artesian springs formed by ancient lava tubes, and features catch-and-release fishing of freshwater tilapia. You can join your kids – or better yet – drop them off while you explore and enjoy the resort’s many other unique outdoor adventures and activities.