Ever-changing and admittedly incomplete, this space provides quick-hit looks at some of Jeff Samsel's favorite fishing destinations. Locations, which are listed alphabetically, range from regions to rivers and lakes to specific fish camps and lodges. Follow links for more information and remember to check back regularly.
Blacks Camp - South Carolina
Blue Bank Resort - Tennessee
Historic Deadwood - South Dakota
Gaston's White River Resort - Arkansas
More than half a century old, famous for its pink cabins, and spread along 2 miles of Arkansas' legendary White River, Gaston's provides everything you need for a trout-centered vacation. Depending on water levels, you can wade or bank-fish from right behind the cabins; however, Gaston's also offers a fleet of rental boats and a team great guides who can help you find fast action from heavily stocked rainbows or target a trophy brown. Gaston's shore lunches are unparalleled in my experience, but don't let the lunches keep you from eating dinner in the restaurant, which stretches out over the river with huge picture windows and has a decor that you really just have to see for yourself.
Niagara River - New York
Penobcot River - Maine
Pymatuning State Park - Pennsylvania
Venice - Louisiana
Vermilion River - Minnesota