Top 10 Fishing Vacation Destinations
Number 10 - Phuket, Thailand
While you can find many scuba diving boats in Phuket to see the wonders lying below the surface Phuket sport fishing
is still gaining recognition but there are plenty of fish like trevally, jacks, sea bass, barracuda and other species waiting
to be caught.
While I have never done this you can try your luck catching the largest species
of catfish in the world, the Mekong Catfish, using a fishing guide or charter.
If you're tired
of all the fun fishing or scuba diving provides then enjoy the night life of Phuket and trust me you will. There are great
resorts all around but you can also rent some gorgeous vacation rentals by owner for just as much money and get more house
for your vacation.
The island is served by Phuket International Airport located on the island.
Number 9 - Limón and Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Once you get to the end of my top ten you will realize I love Costa Rica fishing
and really the country in general. The "rich coast" has some of the best sport fishing worldwide and they understand
that the fishing industry needs to be protected.
is a province of located in the eastern part of the country on the Atlantic Ocean. It borders from the south the country of
Panama and the province Puntarenas. The capital city is Limon. You have a wide range of choices of species to target off the
eastern province on the Caribbean. Your charter captain will probably target Jack Crevalle, Snook, Mackerel, Dorado, Tarpon,
Puntarenas is located in the western part of
Costa Rica covering most of the Pacific Coast. It borders on the provinces Limon, Guanacaste, San Jose, Alajuela and borders
Panama. The charter a boat captain on the western coast of Puntarenas, and find Roosterfish, Tuna Dorado, Snook and Wahoo.
Number 8 - Venice Louisiana
Both the coastal and offshore waters have so many natural gas platforms it provides the waters with great cover for
the big fish. The Mississippi River has created the bountiful Mississippi Canyon which has very deep waters close to the coast.
I will go out on a limb here and say you can't catch more or bigger fish anywhere within the U.S. than off the coast of Louisiana.
You should charter a boat in Louisiana for big Yellow Fin Tuna, Wahoo, Blue Marlin, Mahi-Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Big Sharks
very soon or your doing yourself a disservice. Whether you're looking for a guide for redfish in the marshes of Louisiana
or an off shore boat captain in search of the perfect fish Louisiana offers has it all waiting for you.
Number 7 - British Columbia
With 6,000 coastal islands and islets and 12,000 miles of water habitat in British Columbia a myriad of game fish
await you including Pacific salmon, giant halibut, rockfish, and an enormous collection of shellfish. British Columbia has
over 24,000 pristine lakes and rivers to keep the freshwater anglers happy. British Columbia has nearly two dozen species
of freshwater sportfish, including the much large Rainbow Trout. Find the perfect fishing guide or charter boat for the best
BC fishing experience possible.
Number 6 - Alaska
Alaska's oceans, lakes and rivers are packed with record breaking Salmon, Rainbow
Trout, beautiful Arctic Char, barn door Halibut and many other sport fish. Fish all 5regions to get a taste of every kind
of Alaska fishing possible.
Whether you are fishing off the
coast on a charter boat for that monster Halibut we all have seen in pictures or find a Alaska fishing guide and fly fish
one of the many rivers full of salmon a fishing vacation in Alaska is a must do. While I have not done this as of today I
have had many people tell me that Alaska fishing is some of the best in the world. I look forward to the day I can charter
a boat in Alaska and have my own picture with a world record halibut.
Number 5 - Boca Grande Florida
have always wanted to catch that 200 pound tarpon and the place to do it is Boca Grande Florida. There are multiple tarpon
charter captains that can help you maneuver through the masses so you to can land that monster tarpon. Boca Grande Pass is
the tarpon fishing capital of the world. The tarpon gather in such large numbers to feed it is impossible not to catch a monster
tarpon with the right fishing guide. If you get lucky maybe you will see one of the many great hammerhead sharks that try
to steal your catch. It is a site to be seen. Use a reputable charter boat to ensure you get the best Charlotte Harbor fishing
Boca Grande is located on the west coast
of Florida at the mouth of Charlotte Harbor.
4 - Marsh Harbor, Bahamas (Abaco)
one is unique to me because you can go out and spend all day on some of the most beautiful yacht charters in the world to
land that monster marlin, bull dolphin or Wahoo and then right before sunset you can go spear fishing for a nice snapper or
two on a scuba diving charter.
Marsh Harbor is a quaint town
with very nice shops, restaurants and hotels to choose from or you can pick a great vacation rental by owner from many websites.
If your spear fishing for some hog nose or rooster tail be cautious of the reef sharks. I found them to like the snapper as
much as I did. I love Marsh Harbor fishing experience and you will too.
Number 3 - Cabo
San Lucas, Mexico
Looking to land a bull Dolphin,
Wahoo, Yellowfin, while hunting down the largest Marlin around? Then look no further than Cabo San Lucas Mexico where you
can find some of the best yacht charters in the world to take you on a fishing trip you will never forget. Catch and release
helps keep the Cabo waters full of large Marlin so come on down and find the perfect deep sea charter for you.
Number 2 - Islamorada, Florida
Just a couple of miles from Key Largo you will find the hot bed of Florida fishing
in a little key called Islamorada. Right next to Holiday Isle you will find a fleet of Islamorada charter boats waiting for
you. While you will catch multiple species of fish throughout the year you can land monster Mahi, Wahoo and occasionally a
nice Yellowfin or two. I highly recommend fishing Islamorada if you get a chance. Then spend a little while having a beverage
of choice while the boat is parked on a sand bar about a mile off the coast. Islamorada sport fishing is a great life experience
you should try.
Number 1 - Quepos, Costa Rica
While I'm sure people will disagree with my number one choice for fishing vacations
I have never had as much fun fishing as I did off the coast of Quepos Costa Rica. Quepos is a small city situated on the central
Pacific coast. It is directly south of San Jose approximately a 3 hour drive by car or hop a 30 minute flight and land in
the fields of Quepos. Quepos has a few nice restaurants, lounges, and moderately priced hotels or try a vacation rental in
Manuel Antonio. It also has a post office, bank, pharmacy, a small medical clinic, several hardware stores, a bakery and numerous
grocery stores and specialty shops. You can rent a car from Hertz located just inside the city limits.
The harbor in Quepos Costa Rica is lined with some of the best fishing charters
and yacht charters in the country and I personally think the area is one of the best places in the world to catch that monster
sailfish you have always dreamed of. The great thing about the boat charters in Quepos (really all of Costa Rica) is they
practice catch and release and really work on releasing the fish without harm to ensure a great fishing experience. I would
highly recommend Quepos to novices and experts alike. Quepos, Costa Rica has long held an international reputation as one
of the hottest spots in the world for big game fish. Costa Rica offers first class boat charters for sailfish, Marlin , Roosters,
Tuna, Dorados and many other species.
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