There is perhaps no more relaxing activity to get involved with in the great outdoors than fishing. Sitting by a serene lake or a babbling river can seem like an awful long way from extreme outdoor pursuits, but there’s no doubt that angling offers a taste of nature like no other – especially when you have a new Lews Mach Crush set up to try out.
So if you’re planning a family fishing trip in the near future or you’re hankering after getting out there for some well-earned contemplative time alone with some shiny new gear, here we look at 5 of the best places in the US you can go to to indulge your passion.
1. North Carolina – Outer Banks
The first awesome location to try out your Lews Mach Crush is the Outer Banks, which offers fly fishing, pier fishing and inshore charter fishing. The majority of fishermen (and ladies) in the area tend to go for headboat fishing, which is essentially fishing on large vessels, with passengers coming along for the ride.
However, if it’s solitude you’re after and you want to eschew the tourist fishing option, there’s some awesome surf fishing to be had in the beach area.
2. The Florida Keys
Another place that you’ll have a great time angling is the Florida Keys in the Sunshine State! This angler’s paradise focuses on the warm Atlantic ocean waters, so this place represents a sea-fishing hotspot. Here you’ll catch some of the most exotic fish on the planet, with swordfish, sailfish and marlin all patrolling these areas.
You’re more than likely going to have to go for something a bit sturdier than your Lews Mach Crush to land these beauties though, as they can be huuuge! Charter a boat here and you’ll most probably have the angling time of your life!
3. Kona in Hawaii
You don’t need too many reasons to visit the paradise island of Hawaii, but one of them is fishing! Kona is the most notable sports fishing spot in Hawaii by a long way and it can be a thrilling place to try out your Lews Mach Crush. Again, some of the biggest fish in the world live here, due in part to the fact that 6,000 feet-deep waters exist just outside the harbour.
Ono, mahi mahi and tuna frequent this beautiful area and you might even see a shark or two!
4. Upstate New York – Thousand Islands
If you go upstate New York – as far up the Lawrence River that you reach the edge of Lake Ontario, there’s some really great freshwater fishing available. You get some really mild summers here, which attracts fish like salmon, bass and walleye and it’s so target rich that even novice anglers tend to do quite well. Some of the bigger boys here – muskies – do however take a bit more angling experience to land.
5. Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts
Lastly, we look at a popular spot for fly fishing fans – Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts. The huge river here is a place that has to be visited if you’re into this particular type of angling. You have to be careful about the fact that parts of the river are off-limits, as some areas are privately owned.
Here there are quite rigid limits about the amount of fish that can be caught, so you’ll find many anglers operating on a catch and release basis.
Where Will You Use Your Lews Mach Crush?
There are literally thousands of places in the US to get your fishing on and these five have just been some of the most popular. We hope that wherever you go, that you have a fantastic time doing it.