We have all been itching to get for the past few years. With the pandemic shutting down many plans for travel, now is the perfect time to get out and take the trip of a lifetime! Here are a few top sportfishing destinations you should consider!
San Diego, California
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Alright, we may be slightly biased as this is the home of Opah Gear, but this gem in Southern California is definitely worthy of a summer trip. With water during peak season hovering around 75°, San Diego offers anglers the opportunity to catch Yellowtail, Calico Bass, Yellowfin, Bluefin, Dorado, and much more all within a short distance from dock. If you prefer chasing cow tuna, fishing inland bays, hunting for double digit largemouth bass, or stalking the kelp lines for some light lined fun, San Diego has you covered. Not to mention the immediate access to Baja California.
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is not only known for its warm waters and incredible species diversity, but also for home of the world famous Bisbee's Back and Blue Tournament. Positioned on the southern tip of Baja California, Cabo benefits from massive currents generated by deep drop-offs and warm tropical waters. It is the perfect recipe for an incredible fishery. If you want world-class marlin, dorado, roosterfish, and yellowtail fishing, consider Cabo San Lucas for your next trip!
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This fishery is simply extraordinary. You have access to incredible inland fishing, the Great Barrier Reef, and much more. Apart from the astounding beauty, what else can you expect to encounter while fishing out of Cairns in North Queensland? It is home to Trevally, Barramundi, Marlin, Queenfish, Snapper, and so much more. Definitely no shortage of strong gamefish to target here.
Kenai Peninsula, Alaska
The Amazon River, Brazil
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This place rightfully deserves a spot on any bucket list. This labyrinth of endless rain-forest and stained water is home to the best Peacock Bass fishing in the world. It truly resembles a scene out of Jurassic Park, with every meandering bend having pieces of structure which may have never been targeted by anglers in the past. You also have the potential to catch rarities such as Arowana, Piranha, and of course, Arapaima.
Key West, Florida
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Where to even begin. Key West is not only paradise for tourists, but also for eager anglers, ready to expand their species portfolio. Tuna, Tarpon, Amberjack, Grouper, Mahi, and Kingfish are just a few of the possibilities to target. And of course, we cannot forget to mention sharks. The scenery, local environment, and potential for the fish of a lifetime make Key West one of the most incredible destinations in the sport.