Fishing is a great hobby to engage in, whether alone, with friends, or with your family. People from all backgrounds and locations enjoy fishing and always look forward to the warmer weather when conditions are perfect for engaging in the sport. Fishing allows you to spend quality time outdoors and create incredible memories. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling up and down the east coast and there are some truly incredible fishing spots in New England.

Ninigret Pond, Rhode Island

This salt water pond is one of our favorite spots and we travel here a few times a year. The pond is a fantastic spot for kayak fishing; a great fishing experience, but not something you can do just anywhere. The pond has access to the ocean, but we prefer to stay in the pond to catch the large stripers there and be able to fish from a kayak. There are always schoolies here, but often you will find larger fish at the end of an incoming tide or beginning of an outgoing one.

Saranac Lake, New York

The north has some of our favorite freshwater fishing spots, this lake being one of them. We like visiting here for pike fishing, though you can find those fish throughout lakes in the northeast.

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Nantucket is a beautiful island and makes for an awesome vacation on its own, but it’s also a wonderful place to fish. In the fall, I’ve headed up to the island to catch false albacore. These fish are some of the strongest pound for pound you’ll encounter in your fishing trips, which makes them really fun to catch!

Montauk, New York

The Montauk Harbor is a great place to start your fishing adventure; they even claim to be the “fishing capital of the world.” The fall run in Montauk is legendary for giant stripers, large bluefish and false albacore.

Half Mile Beach, Maine

A great place to catch striped bass, there are lots of fish here starting around June/July. Early fall can be great as well. The location itself is also lovely and has a nice beach.

Fort Trumbull State Park, Connecticut

A historic location, Fort Trumbull State Park features a fort built in 1852 where you can catch flounder throughout the summer. A 500 foot pier stretches out into the Long Island Sound, perfect for fishing off of.

Squam Lake, New Hampshire

If you like smallmouth bass, this is a great lake to try. Pound for pound, they are stronger and better fighters than their large mouth counterparts. The lake itself is also incredibly beautiful and much less crowded than its neighbor Lake Winnipesaukee.