Places to Fish and Boat

Find out both where to fish and where to boat throughout the U.S. Use our interactive map to search for the best places to fish near you, local fishing spots, and the best places to boat. Learn more about species that can be caught in these bodies of water, places to buy fishing gear, fishing licenses, boat ramps, Best Times to Fish, and more. Didn't find what you were looking for? Use this form to ADD A POINT OF INTEREST to the map. Watch this short video on how to use the map.

Purchase a Fishing License

Fishing is a great way to bond with your family. But remember, before you go you need to purchase your fishing license and to check your state fishing regulations.

Register A Boat

By registering your boat, you are helping to protect your state’s aquatic natural resources. Make sure you know the boating laws for your state before you leave the dock.

Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

Responsible Fishing Starts With You

Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.