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Old 02-24-2011, 10:39 AM
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Default Best fishing town in america?

So I stumbled upon this awesome sounding contest where a winning town gets 25,000 bucks to develop fishing in the area if it gets enough votes, and a whole bunch of awareness about it. It's over on the world fishing network site. There's one for Canada too.

Be interesting to see who wins this one, coming from a small town I'll admit I hope it's not a big city that gets it. What is the most ultimate fishing town do you think???
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cool.....

i would have to say: MISSOULA, MONTANA....
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cool.....

i would have to say: MISSOULA, MONTANA....
What about Dillon, twin Bridges or Ennis, MT

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Bend, OR. Tons of rivers in the area, plus stillwater and steelhead action in some of the rivers.
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Default Re: Best fishing town in america?

They had this in Canada last year and Port Alberni B.C. won Best fishing town title a booster . I assumed they had it in the states as well but i guess not, glad to hear you guys can get in on it now too.
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cool.....

i would have to say: MISSOULA, MONTANA....
NO. Missoula is awful. Terrible place, you don't want to stop here on your way to Spokane or Seattle or where ever you are going!

I love living in Missoula, most of the time. It is currently 6 degrees with winds gusting 25 MPH.

Seriously, the LAST thing that any local of Missoula (and probably Dillon, Twin Bridges, etc) would want is to be named the "best of" anything that will draw more tourists to flog the local fisheries. There was a movie a dozen years that did a pretty job of it then. Maybe a place like Jackson, WY or Ennis or Pinedale or West Yellowstone that is already defined as a fishing town and tourist trap wouldn't mind. (OK, Ennis and Pinedale aren't tourist traps.)

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Those are a few of my favorite things, Larry. But actually for the country, there ain't much to Twin or Ennis.
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There are too many choices...those mentioned are all winners. In California there are (IMO) 2 contenders.

(1) Bishop (Sierra high country, Owens river, E Walker, Crowley Lake, countless creeks, etc, etc)

(2) Redding (upper/lower Sac, Baum Lake, Hat Cr, McCloud R, Pitt R, Trinity/Klamath steelhead, etc, etc)

Reno/Gardnerville is pretty good too...

My pick overall would be Missoula, since you can get to so much premium water in so many directions for day trips.
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There are too many choices...those mentioned are all winners. In California there are (IMO) 2 contenders.

(1) Bishop (Sierra high country, Owens river, E Walker, Crowley Lake, countless creeks, etc, etc)

(2) Redding (upper/lower Sac, Baum Lake, Hat Cr, McCloud R, Pitt R, Trinity/Klamath steelhead, etc, etc)

Reno/Gardnerville is pretty good too...

My pick overall would be Missoula, since you can get to so much premium water in so many directions for day trips.
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I'll give my vote to Grayling MI...Not that I don't like the western choices...

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NO. Missoula is awful. Terrible place, you don't want to stop here on your way to Spokane or Seattle or where ever you are going!

I love living in Missoula, most of the time. It is currently 6 degrees with winds gusting 25 MPH.

Seriously, the LAST thing that any local of Missoula (and probably Dillon, Twin Bridges, etc) would want is to be named the "best of" anything that will draw more tourists to flog the local fisheries. There was a movie a dozen years that did a pretty job of it then. Maybe a place like Jackson, WY or Ennis or Pinedale or West Yellowstone that is already defined as a fishing town and tourist trap wouldn't mind. (OK, Ennis and Pinedale aren't tourist traps.)[COLOR="Silver"]
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There are too many choices...those mentioned are all winners. In California there are (IMO) 2 contenders.

(1) Bishop (Sierra high country, Owens river, E Walker, Crowley Lake, countless creeks, etc, etc)

(2) Redding (upper/lower Sac, Baum Lake, Hat Cr, McCloud R, Pitt R, Trinity/Klamath steelhead, etc, etc)

Reno/Gardnerville is pretty good too...

My pick overall would be Missoula, since you can get to so much premium water in so many directions for day trips.
missoula is nice.... did you know a river runs through it?.....

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