Top 10 Fishing Towns Of 2011

This year the World Fishing Network went on a hunt to find the Ultimate Fishing Towns for Canada and the USA. After all the nominations were in and the votes tallied Chapleau, Ontario and Roscoe, New York were named Ultimate Fishing Towns 2011. Here is a list of the top five fishing towns for each country as voted by you.


Top Five Towns in the USA:

Roscoe, New York

Roscoe, NY

Roscoe, New York is known for the fly fishing opportunities. Two trophy trout streams meet in Roscoe and it is only a short drive to five other blue ribbon streams drawing in fly fishermen from around the world.

Waddington, New York

Waddington, NY

Waddington, New York is on the shore of the St. Lawrence River and its location makes it a great spot for anglers from the big cities in the surrounding area (Syracuse, Albany, Burlington, Montreal and Ottawa) to get way from it all and enjoy the great fishery Waddington has to offer.

Baudette, Minnesota

Baudette MI

Baudette, Minnesota is one of the towns on Lake of the Woods. It is the kind of place where it is common to spend a day on the water, catch your limit and head back for a fish fry.


Gladstone, Michigan

Gladstone, Michigan has an aggressive fish management program that supports some quality walleye and bass tournaments but this town is best known for their ice fishing tournaments and fish fries!

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois

Winthrop Harbor, IL

Winthrop Harbor, Illinois is an angler friendly town. Not only is the trout and salmon fishing amazing the local marina boasts 10 free launch ramps, a fish cleaning station and free parking.

Top Five Towns Canada:

Chapleau, Ontario

Chapleau, Ontario

In Chapleau, Ontario it is always fishing season! Situated in the heart of the Boreal Forest Chapleau is surrounded by lakes and rivers home to many species like northern pike, walleye, yellow perch, splake, smallmouth bass, white fish and three species of trout.

Port Colborne, Ontario

Port Colborne, ON

Port Colborne, Ontario is one of the top fishing destinations in Canada because of the variety of fishing available. You can spend a day with the kids fishing from shore, enjoy a relaxing day fly fishing or trolling along on the open water of Lake Erie.


Port Hardy, British Columbia

Port Hardy, BC

Port Hardy, British Columbia is one of those magical places on Canada's coast where avid anglers gather for the salmon catch of a life time. Port Hardy is also known to draw celebrity anglers to the coast.

Hastings, Ontario

Hastings, ON

Hastings, Ontario is a fishing community with events all summer long. It is the perfect place to teach your kids the sport you love. With an abundance of species including big muskie, walleye, small and largemouth bass, catfish and various species of panfish.

Port Renfrew, British Columbia

Port Renfrew, BC

Port Renfrew, British Columbia transforms from a sleepy small town to a fishing hotspot every spring. The salmon and halibut fishery is legendary for its ability to produce trophy catches every year.

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