Best Places to Fish in Your State in February

Best Places to Fish in Your State in February

If you survived the winter storms that have been ransacking the country for the past few months, you're probably about ready to get out of the house. Sure, family time and household projects are great, but we know you're really dreaming of fishing. It's ok, we are too.

We've rounded up the three best places to fish in your state this month along with what species to target. No matter where you live, or where you plan to travel, there's some great angling to be had this month. For trout fishing in Pennsylvania, the place to be is Spring Creek in Centre County. If you live the Pacific Northwest you'll definitely want to check out the steelhead on the Umpqua River in Oregon. If you live in Mississippi, get out your favorite bass gear, because Okhissa Lake is a lunker largemouth haven.

Whether you're bass fishing in shorts under the Florida sun, or bundled up out on the ice drumming up slabs, we know that fishing is what you live for, so tight lines!


Alabama

Alabama anglers planning fishing vacations this year have a wealth of opportunities. From the fertile Tennessee River in the north, to the many artificial reefs in the Gulf, and the lakes, rivers and bays in between, the fishing here is unequalled.

Pick a species. Whether crappie, panfish or bass fishing in Alabama, there's something for every angler this February.

Check out the best places to fish in Alabama this month!

Arkansas

In southeast Arkansas you have wide, lazy rivers and their network of cypress-studded oxbows. There you'll find bass in the Ouachita River and February walleye fishing in Arkansas.

We have some big lakes in the mountain regions that hold monster stripers, white bass, hybrids, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, Kentucky bass, walleyes and crappie.

Check out the best places to fish in Arkansas this month!

California

With so many species to target and so many waters to explore, the following February guide will put you on the trail of outstanding California fishing in early 2014! Let's take a look at the options available for February Bass Fishing in California.

Check out the best places to fish in California this month!

Florida

Sunshine State residents as well as visitors recognize this state for having the best in freshwater as well as saltwater fishing. Whether you're looking for seatrout in the Everglades, king mackerel, or February Florida sheepshead in Estero Bay, there something to suit everyone this month.

Following are some tips from folks who spend their days and nights on the water wetting a line and guiding other anglers to the fish. They know what species to target and how to catch them any month of the year.

Check out the best places to fish in Florida this month!

Georgia

Let's take a look at the options available for February fishing in Georgia.

Whether your passion is floating a fly down a mountain trout stream, cruising the beaches with an eye peeled for tripletail, or bass fishing on one of Georgia's many reservoirs, the Peach State can meet your needs. Let's take a month-by-month look at what Georgia has to offer.

Check out the best places to fish in Georgia this month!

Great Plains

If you're looking for Great Plains ice fishing, you'll definitely want to check out pike fishing in Nebraska this February on the Box Butte Reservoir. There are other sweet Great Plains fishing options for walleyes on North Dakota's Lake Audubon and trout on South Dakota's Pactola Reservoir.

Check out the best places to fish in the Great Plains this month!

Iowa

No matter if you're Iowa bass fishing or angling for another freshwater species, there's a good chance it's available in both quantity and size somewhere in Iowa this year. If you're looking for where to fish this month, here is your best bet for February trout fishing in Iowa.

Check out the best places to fish in Iowa this month!

Illinois

There's a lot of diversity when it comes to fishing in the Prairie State, but there's no doubt about one thing. Your best options for February bass fishing in Illinois are at the power plant lakes.

Check out the best places to fish in Illinois this month!

Indiana

Whether your favorite pastime is ice-fishing, bass fishing on Lake Michigan, spin-casting, or trolling, our state has a fishing hole that is custom-made just for you. There are a ton of great opportunities for February fishing in Indiana and sauger on the Ohio River is probably your best bet!

Check out the best places to fish in Indiana this month!

Louisiana

Resident and visiting anglers know that the Bayou State, as our moniker suggests, is full of water. Boundless opportunities for world-class fishing are found from the territorial waters of the Gulf of Mexico straight north to the Arkansas line. Due to a warm, sub-tropical climate, truly enterprising anglers can engage in outstanding fishing year round. You can fish major Louisiana fisheries like Grand Isle, Lake Borgne, Lake Chicot and more. Here are a few places to consider this month. Let's take a look at the options available for February Bass Fishing in Louisiana.

Check out the best places to fish in Lousiana this month!

Michigan

Anglers with large boats have endless possibilities from salmon fishing to walleye fishing in Michigan, and everything in between. This February, your best bet for bluegill fishing in Michigan is on Hamlin Lake. Here are the details.

Check out the best places to fish in Michigan this month!

Minnesota

While spring and summer are ideal for fishing, don't count out February, especially when it comes to trout fishing in Minnesota and early crappies. Turnip Lake and Thrush Lake are ideal catching brook trout this month.

Check out the best places to fish in Minnesota this month!

Missouri

Missouri abounds with massive manmade reservoirs, big rivers, small streams and lakes — all offering great fishing for a variety of species. This month your best bet for largemouth bass is at Table Rock. Check out the details now.

Check out the best places to fish in Missouri this month!

Mississippi

Whether you prefer rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, bayous and marshes, or the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico, our state is loaded with great fishing. Let's take a look at the options available for February Bass Fishing in Mississippi.

Check out the best places to fish in Mississippi this month!

North Carolina

With so many places to fish and so many species to choose from, it can be difficult to decide where to go and what to catch in North Carolina. We skimmed the cream off the top so you can mark your calendar with these weekend fishing trips. Let's take a look at the options available for February Crappie Fishing in North Carolina.

Check out the best places to fish in North Carolina this month!

New England

There are thousands of options for February fishing in New England ranging from lakes, ponds, rivers and streams that contain a wide variety of popular species. These include New England trout fishing on Sebec Lake in Maine, chain pickerel on Bantam Lake in Connecticut, and more. Here's a look at some of the best angling destinations in the Northeast for February action throughout the region.

Check out the best places to fish in New England this month!

New York

If you're planning some trips this month, don't count out February fishing in New York. Big-name waters, such as the Beaverkill in Sullivan County and Oneida Lake north of Syracuse, often reinforce their reputations by fishing well year after year, no matter the fishing pressure they endure. Whether you're looking for family fishing trips in New York, or going solo we've got you covered. Here are your top options for northern pike and panfish like yellow perch. Start taking some notes!

Check out the best places to fish in New York this month!

Ohio

Buckeye State anglers have opportunities to fish year-round right here in Ohio. We've helped organize a this month's best angling action with perch fishing in Ohio on Lake Erie at the top of the list.

Check out the best places to fish in Ohio this month!

Oklahoma

Let's look at some of the most promising fishing opportunities for Februray on Oklahoma waters. I won't be delving in to fishing for bowfins or eels or anything too unusual, as just covering some of the venues for catching more popular species will fill the allotted space. Let's take a look at the options available for February Crappie Fishing in Oklahoma.

Check out the best places to fish in Oklahoma this month!

Pennsylvania

If you're looking for the best option for February trout fishing in Pennsylvania, Spring Creek in Centre County is definitely your best bet. Here's a detailed look.

Check out the best places to fish in Pennsylvania this month!

Rocky Mountains

If you're angling for rainbow trout this month, then you'll definitely want to check out the San Juan River in New Mexico. Here are all the details including which patterns will work best.

Check out the best places to fish in the Rocky Mountains this month!

South Carolina

Whether you're aiming for bass, crappie or blue cats, there are plenty of options for February fishing in South Carolina. Here are a few options.

Check out the best places to fish in South Carolina this month!

Tennessee

This month's fishing guide can help you pick the hot places to fish for your favorite species. Check out the honey holes you want to fish this year. Let's take a look at a few of the options available for February bass fishing in Tennessee and other great species like sauger.

Check out the best places to fish in Tennessee this month!

Texas

Lake Texacoma is the place for big blue cats this month, and there's plenty of good bass fishing going on in the Lone Star state. Check out your best bets for this month.

Check out the best places to fish in Texas this month!

Virginia

Winter is a great time to sit down and make a list of the places you wished you had fished last season and those that you may have heard about that you want to fish this season. Here are some great ideas for February trout fishing in Virginia that are productive.

Check out the best places to fish in Virginia this month!

Washington & Oregon

Finding a place to wet a line is easy, but what you want to know is where to find the best fishing — where it's hot, when it's hottest in Oregon and Washington. Here are our recommendations for steelhead fishing in the Pacific Northwest this February.

Check out the best places to fish in Washington and Oregon this month!

Wisconsin

Lake trout fishing in Wisconsin is a surefire option for February angling. You'll definitely want to hit Big Green Lake for this trip. Here's everything you need to know.

Check out the best places to fish in Wisconsin this month!

West Virginia

Would it be possible for a hardcore West Virginia angler to spend the entire year doing nothing but fishing maybe a little bit of hunting mixed in? Well, let's just pretend that such a year would be possible, and here's a game plan for accomplishing this fantasy for February. Here's where to go for great smallmouth, walleye and muskie action.

Check out the best places to fish in West Virginia this month!

Be sure to check back in March for the best places to fish in your state this spring. Have a great trophy photo you want to show the world? Share your best fishing photos with us on Camera Corner!

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