One of the most relaxing ways to unwind is to settle in with a baited hook in the great outdoors. Fishing is about more than just the catch. It eases the tension and stress that can come along with everyday life and allows you to commune with nature in breathtaking environments. So, where in the USA can you go for some of the best fishing around? Check out our top picks.

1. Boston Harbor, Massachusetts

Boston is one of the oldest cities along the eastern seaboard, and the Boston Harbor is known for its trophy-sized bluefish, flounder, and striped bass. If you don’t know where to begin, stop off at Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina, which is the hub for docking your boat, as well as meeting and hiring local guides and fishing charters. You can fish while enjoying stunning views of the Boston skyline. Alternatively, explore the Boston Harbor islands, which are ripe for beaching, boating and casting a line. Just up the Massachusetts coast are the charming towns like Gloucester and Rockport which are idyllic for a quintessential New England fishing trip.