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Cold Lake recognized as one of North America’s Greatest Fisheries by FishingBooker

COLD LAKE – FishingBooker just announced the 17 greatest fisheries in North America, and Cold Lake is one of them. The spots in the list were picked based on the size and variety of popular fish and the skill and history of local fishing communities, with bonus points for sustainability.

“Travel has been close to impossible, anglers have been stuck at home, and the places they love to visit have struggled as a result,” said Joris Zantvoort, Director of Communications at FishingBooker. “However, North America is home to some truly outstanding fishing spots that are worth celebrating. With all this in mind, we wanted to highlight how special they are for anglers across the continent and beyond.”

Why is Cold Lake one of the best fisheries in North America?

Cold Lake is a favourite of Albertan ice fishers, with plenty of visitors from Saskatchewan and beyond. More importantly, the fish seem more than happy to live here. Lake Trout can reach 20 pounds or more. The Pike bite is just as brilliant. Throw in Whitefish, Burbot, Perch, and Sauger, and you have a great all-rounder that’s well worth stepping onto the ice for.

You can find some pictures from incredible outings on the waters of Cold Lake here.

The full list of the best fisheries in North America (starting in the south and working up) can be found below:

  • Jac√≥, Costa Rica
  • Ambergris Caye, Belize
  • Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Los Cabos, Mexico
  • Florida Keys, FL
  • Emerald Coast, FL
  • Lake Fork, TX
  • Orange County, CA
  • Outer Banks, NC
  • Lake St. Clair, MI/ON
  • Thousand Islands, ON/NY
  • Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Missoula, MT
  • Vancouver Island, BC
  • Cold Lake, AB
  • Bristol Bay, AK

FishingBooker is the world’s largest platform for connecting anglers and fishing guides, with over 29,000 fishing trips available in more than 1,850 cities worldwide.

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