When I travel I always keep my eyes open for fishing opportunities. Even in urban areas. If there is water, there is a fishing opportunity.
For urban fishing, I usually start targeting “tougher” fish such as carp and catfish. But watch the locals. There may be some other fishing opportunities closer than you think.
Here are just a few urban fishing areas:
● Little Rock, Arkansas. Several hours downstream from Tulsa, the Arkansas River goes through Little Rock, Arkansas. In 2011, an Elite Bassmaster tournament was held there, where Denny Brauer weighed in 20 largemouth bass over the 4 day event for a total of 52 pounds.
● Grand River, Michigan. As this river passes through the cities of Lansing and Grand Rapids, depending on the time of year, there is an opportunity for smallmouth bass, rock bass, huge carp, or steelhead.
● Delaware River, Philadelphia will be on display for the bass fishing world as it hosts a Bassmaster event August 7-10.
Have you fished in or around a city? What did you catch there?
Andy Whitcomb is a columnist, outdoor humorist, and stressed-out Dad living in Pennsylvania. Visit him at www.justkeepreeling.com.