11 U.S. Cities Known for Great Deep Sea Fishing

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Have you always dreamed of fishing in some of the country's best deep sea fishing spots but don't know where to start? Well, you are in luck. You can stop searching "how do I find the ideal place for deep sea fishing near me?" online. 

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We've rounded up the best deep fishing locations in the United States, including the best fishing techniques and nearby charter options, so you can finally take your dream deep sea fishing trip and have an absolute blast! 

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The water masses surrounding the United States offer endless opportunities for anglers of all skill levels. Here are 11 fishing destinations you should visit.

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If you search deep-sea fishing near me online, Destin, Florida, often tops the list - it is the luckiest fishing village! Since this destination is close to the Gulf of Mexico and the East pass, it's a prime fishing territory. You can even participate in Destin's annual fishing tournament known as Fishing Rodeo.

Destin, Florida 


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Thanks to its tropical weather and clear coastal waters, the Florida Keys provides you with an experience like no other. Fishing activities happen throughout the year in the Keys. You can also catch various fish species, including amberjack, snook, bonefish, king mackerel, tarpon, permit, redfish, and yellowfin tuna.

Florida Keys, Florida 


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Both beginners and expert anglers flock to the beautiful and historic Cape Cod peninsula to catch different fish species, including bluefin tuna, bluefish, and striped bass. While on a charter trip, you can even get a chance to spot whales and porpoises.

Cape Cod, Massachusetts 


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San Diego is another popular fishing spot thanks to its temperate climate conditions and a handful of saltwater and freshwater spots just an hour away from the city. You can catch rockfish, halibut, bonefish, spotted bay bass, leopard sharks, mahi-mahi, albacore, bonito, corbina, perch, and giant tuna

San Diego, California 


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Aside from the iconic Space Needle, Seattle attracts many anglers to its premier fishing destination known as Puget Sound. Although salmon fishing is what draws in the crowd, you can also reel in halibut and lingcod. Another popular spot is the Strait of Juan De Fuca.

Seattle, Washington 


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