It shouldn't be too long now before we're dropping a line in the water at our favorite fishing spot.

And we won't have to go very far to find some of the best fishing in America.

Outdoors Wire has named the ‘8 of the Best Places to Go Fishing in the United States’ and lakes in South Dakota and Minnesota made the elite list.

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In South Dakota, Lake Oahe made the cut.

The large reservoir formed by Oahe Dam on the Missouri River just north of Pierre has 50 different recreation areas and more than 2,000 miles of shoreline.

According to Wikipedia:

'Local fish include channel catfish and lake trout. There are also walleye, northern pike, and smallmouth bass. Chinook salmon are artificially maintained in Lake Oahe. The lake also supports populations of the endangered pallid sturgeon'.

Minnesota is represented on the list by Mille Lacs Lake, which is about 75 miles north of the Twin Cities.

It's the state's second-largest lake with more than 132,000 acres.

According to Wikipedia:

'The lake has many species of fish including walleye, northern pike, muskie, jumbo perch, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, black crappie, burbot, and tullibee'. 


  • Lake Oahe, South Dakota
  • Mille Lacs, Minnesota
  • Thousand Islands, New York
  • Lake Tahoe, California
  • Yellowstone National Park, Idaho-Montana-Wyoming
  • Green Bay, Wisconsin
  • Bighorn River, Montana
  • Port Aransas, Texas

States with the most registered hunters

Stacker analyzed data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine which states have the most registered hunters. Read on to see how your state ranks on Stacker’s list.

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