Find Places to Fish and Boat

Ready to hit the water, but don’t know where to begin? You can find out where to fish and where to boat throughout the U.S. by using the interactive map below to search for the best places to fish, the best places to boat, local fishing spots, localized fishing maps, including top spot fishing maps and fishing lake maps. You can also learn more about species that can be catch in these bodies of water as well as places to buy fishing gear, licenses, equipment and more.

 

Ready to take the first step towards owning a boat of your very own? A great place to start is in determining exactly what type of boat will best fit the needs and wants of both yourself and those you plan to bring along for the ride. Those needs and wants are typically determined by what type of activities you want to pursue on the water. Luckily, our Boat Finder Tool can help narrow down your options.

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Boat fenders, often referred to as "boat bumpers" by new or novice boaters, provide a cushion between your boat and a dock, jetty or another boat. Let's take a look at the steps for tying a boat fender in the proper location, and discuss the best fenders to use for your boat type.

Do you know how to Clean, Drain, Dry your boat? To stop the spread of aquatic hitchhikers (or aquatic invasive species, or AIS), be sure to clean, drain, and air-dry your entire boat before launching in another waterway.

Tailgating on a boat, also called "boatgating" or "sailgating," is just like planning a tailgate on land, but better! When it comes to boatgating for the big game, remember to always have a 'safety first' mindset. Read on for more tips on grilling, planning, and prep.