Best Fishing Near Me – Interactive Map of Top Spots

best fishing near me

Where is the best fishing near me? It is a question that every angler asks themselves.

Now, thanks to this interactive map there is a clear answer to this question.

This fishing map is based on real-time information from FishBrain, which draws its data from actual catches logged by anglers. It is great for freshwater fishing and saltwater fishing and if you are a fan of fishing, you need to bookmark this page to find the best places to fish and boat.

Find the Best Fishing Near Me with This Interactive Map

The Take Me Fishing interactive fishing map is designed to answer your needs for information on the best fishing near me.

It designed to give anglers throughout the US detailed and up-to-date information on lakes, rivers and coastal waters in their local area to help them find the best fishing spots.

All rivers, lakes and coastal waterways in all states of the US are featured in the map so it can help people find the best fishing in Texas, the best fishing in Florida, the best fishing in Missouri or any other state.

The best fishing spots in California, Maine, Massachusetts and any other states are just a click of your mouse away.

The Take Me Fishing interactive map includes details of beaches, launch ramps, jetties, docks, hiking trails, fishing piers, harbours, lakes, pond and rivers as well as tackle shops, fish cleaning stations and places of interest too.

Anglers can use the Take Me Fishing Map to:

  • Search by name of waterways you have heard of all zoom in on your local area to find the best fishing spots near your home.
  • Discover new bodies of water including lakes and rivers near me and information on what you can catch in these spots
  • The map also has weather forecasts for all your primary fishing spots as well as charts that show the best time of day for your chosen target species.
  • As well as the best fishing spots, it will tell you the best times of day to catch trout, bluegill, crappie, catfish or any other species.
  • You can filter by your favourite species of fish and click through the top spots to fish for that particular fish in your area whether that’s bass, catfish, crappie, trout, bluegill, walleye or other types of fish.
  • Check details on water quality at your favourite fishing hole or see a photo of a recent catch – this map can help you create a great list of bank fishing spots in rivers and ponds in your areas along with ramps in major lakes.
  • Check recently recorded catches, reviews and photos posted by fishermen and women in your favourite nearby fishing spots.
  • See where to get fishing licenses as well as information on parks, campsites, picnic tables and protected areas as well as boat rentals, fishing guide, fishing regulations, size limits and other information on responsible fishing and more.

Video: More information on using the Take Me Fishing Interactive Map

See below for a full list of the type of infomation you can find on the Take Me Fishing Map. And because it is interactive, you can toggle most of these categories on and off to help you find what you need:

  • Best places to fish and boat near me
  • Places of interest and geographical features
  • Boat ramps near me
  • Fishing Tackle shops near me
  • Boat harbours and marinas near me
  • Bait Shops near me
  • Fly Fishing shops near me
  • Fishing Guides near me
  • Fish hatcheries near me
  • Marine sanctuaries and protected areas

All this information is available on the map without you having to download any files or pay a cent.

How to use the Take Me Fishing Map to find the Best Fishing Near Me

There is a lot of info on the map, as we have explained, and that can make it appear complex. But it is actually quite simple.

There are two ways to use it to find fishing spots:

  • Zooming in on the map by clicking on the “+” and “-” buttons and navigating around the map with your mouse
  • Typing in a city or state or body of water into the map’s search bar
  • You’ll see different spot markers (they are coded with icons representing what they are – lake, river, shop, boat ramp and so on), with the option to click on them for more details.
  • When the map is zoomed in, you will see the three buttons in the bottom left corner – Logged Catches (provides a snapshot of actual fish caught), Fish Species (what you can expect to catch), and Fishing Forecasts (both weather and the best bite times for various species).
  • A filter and the guide to map markers are located in the top left corner of the map. You can filter the locations by fish species.

Different water bodies: Find Fishing Near Me

Next time you ask where is the best fishing near me, turn to’s map for all the answers, including details on accessible fishing shores and fishing platforms for safe angling and all the hot spots to fish and boat.

Nearby Lakes

Lakes are the preferred recreational fishing water for most fishermen and women chasing largemouth bass, crappie, pike, muskie and other popular sportfish.

The map can help you discover new lakes in your area efficiently and work out how to fish them.

The Take Me Fishing Interactive Map helps save you time by allowing you to research a particular lake, see where to launch your boat or kayak, or what time of day most fish are being caught there.

It gives me a good overview of the fishing near me and the weather forecast ensures I know what to expect in terms of wind and wave conditions.

And by looking at the history of fish caught you get an idea what season the lake fishes best in: spring, summer, fall or winter.

Nearby Rivers

Rivers offer reliable fishing as you generally know where the fish will be – a spot where they can save energy and find enough food to eat.

Using the Take Me Fishing Map you can see easily which rivers have been firing lately and in which stretches anglers have been catching fish, whether that’s trout, walleye or bass.

Nearby Coastal Waters

Coastal waters offer a wide variety of fishing opportunities – harbours, breakwaters, marinas, estuaries and lagoons, as well as bays and straits.

Get the low down on what’s biting by checking recent captures

Boat ramps near me

Get on the water easily by following the Take Me Fishing Map’s boat ramp icons to find the best place to launch.

Again, as with lakes, pay careful attention to the weather forecast.

Tackle Shops Near Me

If you run out of gear or need to restock on the way to the water, you’ll often wonder – is there a tackle shop near me. The Take Me Fishing map has icons showing all fishing shops in your area so you’ll never be caught short needing that particular lure or fly you might have seen catching fish near spot you are going to fish based on the reports in the map.

Fish species in my area:

Having the ability to filter by fish type by choosing the target species from the drop-down menu makes it easy to find fishing spots near your location to try for your preferred target.

Bass fishing near me

Largemouth bass lure popper in mouth

Make every fishing trip a success where you are out in your kayak chasing a trophy largemouth bass.
Don’t waste time trawling forums or pestering other anglers for information on places to fish. The best bass fishing spots near you – or in any part of the USA – are right at your fingertips. The Take Me Fishing map shows fish near your area and makes local fishing more productive.

Crappie fishing near me

crappie against green backdrop

Use the map to boost your crappie fishing success. With the Take Me Fishing Map, you know exactly what waters to target to fish efficiently and effectively and enjoy a great day of fishing.
Make the most of your fishing opportunities and don’t waste time driving for miles to unproductive fishing spots when you could be catching fish near home.
Choose any of the lakes, rivers, ponds or other bodies of water in the US, filter by crappie in the top left corner find the best boat ramps and shore fishing spots near your home.

Trout fishing near me

The best places for trout fishing vary from year according to stocking, fishing pressure and natural factors. Take the guesswork out of finding a great place for trout fishing near you with the up-to-the-minute information taken from FishBrain‘s vast repository of actual angler reports.

Recreational fishing regulations in my area

Getting a fishing license is one of the best things you can do to ensure you are going about your fishing the right way and protecting the recreational fishing resource for current and future generations.

Fishing License fees also go to fisheries enforcement – making sure bag and size limits and catch and release regulations – are being followed.

Having a fishing license is a requirement in most states, unless you fall in exempt categories such as children and retirees, who aren’t required to get a fishing license in some states.

See the map below to get a fishing license in your state and enjoy your local fishing the right way in fishing spots near you.

Fishing licenses by state


  • Rick Wallace is a passionate angler and fly fisher whose work has appeared in fishing publications including FlyLife. He is a regular on fly fishing podcasts and appeared in the international fly fishing film Predator.

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