If you love to fish rivers, then you will want to be sure to plan on visiting these top fishing spots on your next vacation. A fishing trip can be fun for the whole family.

Chena River, Alaska

The Chena River is one of the premier grayling fisheries in the country. Although it is catch and release only, it is a lot of fun to fish for this slow-growing, long-lived arctic species. You can float down the river and enjoy great salmon fishing as well. Spend your nights at the renowned Pikes Waterfront Lodge, where you will be treated as a friend and a guest. Pikes offers hearty meals for the big appetites that anglers bring back to the lodge after a day of fishing this scenic and relaxing river. Outdoor Traveler can help you plan your trip and get the best rates at Pikes Waterfront Lodge, as well as organize a guided trip and other local activities such as hikes.

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Big Horn River, Montana

Fly fishing enthusiasts will be in heaven on the Big Horn River in Big Sky Country. You can truly get away from it all here. Even if you have never tied a line, there are plenty of kind and friendly guides that will have you fishing in no time at all while showing you the best fishing spots. You will have opportunities to catch wild brown trout that can be nearly two feet in length!

Denali National Park, Alaska

Denali is one of the most breathtaking national parks in the US. With so much wilderness, it is only natural that there would be some great freshwater fishing opportunities. While at Denali, you can stay at the renowned McKinley Creekside Cabins, where great fishing is only a short walk away. For those that want a more personalized experience, McKinley staff can help you book guided trips. Outdoor Traveler can book your Denali trip for you at an amazing rate.

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Planning your trip

It is always a good idea to check and make sure that you are going at the right time for the type of fishing you want to do. Planning a trip right before a peak season or towards the end can sometimes save you money on extra activities and lodging. Advance planning can also ensure that you spend as much time as possible enjoying yourself.