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Learn to Fish in June

It’s never too late to learn to fish! Here are 6 of the best places in the U.S. for anglers of all varieties to begin a love affair with fishing.

1. South Fork of the Snake River, Idaho
Why it’s great for beginners:
The South Fork of the Snake River has a high fish count, which generally includes aggressively hungry cutthroat and rainbow trout—making it easy for first-timers to score some easy wins. What’s more, fishing with South Fork Lodge means being ushered down the river with some of the best, award-winning guides in Idaho, who will be expertly paired with guests based on skill level. A tour through the South Fork is an exceptionally navigable experience for new anglers, since fishing from a boat enables beginners to focus on their casting rather than negotiating currents and slippery rocks. There’s no better place to learn to fish!

Type of Fish in the South Fork: Rainbow, Brown, Cutthroat trout

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2. Tybee Island, Georgia
Why it’s great for beginners:
Fishing on Tybee Island is easily accessible, complete with a variety of locations and environments for you to choose from. Take your rod and reel for a day at the beach, head to the Pier, or embark on a guided, deep sea fishing excursion and see if beginner’s luck will be in your favor.

Type of Fishing: Deep Sea and Shore Fishing

Fish in Tybee: Sea trout, sheepshead, rays, and sharks

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3. Gallatin River in Big Sky, Montana
Why it’s great for beginners:
The fish in the Gallatin River are said to be undiscriminating eaters, which means that just about any fly will capture their attention. There are also long stretches of shallow shores that are easily waded, so you can spend the day lounging by the water without having to rent a boat.

Type of Fish in the Gallatin: Mostly small Brown and Rainbow trout

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4. Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire
Why it’s great for beginners:
With a total of 270 lakes and ponds in the Lakes Region of Winnipesaukee, you’ll never run out of New England water to practice your cast. Lake Winnipesaukee gives home to several fishing charters that provide professional instruction to help you hone your skills and offer an experience that takes you off the banks and onto the open water.

Fish in Lake Winnipesaukee: Mostly salmon and trout

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5. Cowpasture River in the Homestead Preserve, Virginia
Why it’s great for beginners:
Stretching more than 84 miles, the Cowpasture River is the main tributary of the James River, allowing plenty of fish to make their way through. Hop in your kayak and pack your fishing pole for a day of floating downstream, or find a shady spot and keep your eye out for bald eagles while you reel in your catches.

Fish in the Cowpasture River: Smallmouth bass, muskies, redbreast sunfish

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6. Mammoth Lakes Basin, California
Why it’s great for beginners:
This summer, the waters of Mammoth Lakes will be stocked with more than $100,000 worth of fish—that’s nearly 10 tons of fish! It’ll be the most stocked town in all of California, so west-coasters will be hard-pressed to find a better place for productive fishing. You’re bound to catch something with that many fish per square mile.

Type of fish in the Mammoth Lakes Basin: Rainbow, Brown, Brook, Native Golden Trout

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Other Fishing Hotspots

01

Sun Valley, Idaho

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02

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

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03

Sea Islands, South Carolina

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04

Winter Park, Colorado

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