Top Lakes for Exceptional Fishing

Fishing is an incredibly rewarding hobby, and it can be enjoyed in many different lakes throughout the world. But with so many lakes to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one offers the best fishing.

Whether you’re looking to catch a big game fish, or just want a relaxing day of catching smaller fish, some lakes are better suited for certain types of fishing than others. Here’s a look at some of the best lakes for fishing around the world.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the most popular lakes for anglers in the United States. It offers an abundance of species such as smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, pike, walleye, steelhead trout and salmon.

The lake is well-stocked with these species making it an ideal spot for anyone wanting to catch a trophy-sized fish. Fishing from shore is possible here too and there are plenty of docks and marinas along the shoreline.

Lake Tanganyika

Located on the border between Tanzania, Burundi and Congo in East Africa, Lake Tanganyika is renowned as one of the top freshwater fishing destinations in the world. The lake is home to over two hundred different species of fish including cichlids and catfish. Anglers who visit this lake can expect to catch some big game fish such as barbel and tigerfish.

Lake Baikal

Located in Russia’s Siberia region, Lake Baikal holds more water than any other lake on Earth. It is home to a wide variety of fish species such as perch, pike, whitefish and sturgeon. In addition to its abundant stock of fish species, Lake Baikal also offers stunning scenery with its crystal clear waters and rugged mountains surrounding it.

Lake Malawi

For those looking for tropical fishing paradise then look no further than Lake Malawi on the border between Tanzania and Mozambique in Africa. With over 500 species found here this lake has something for everyone from big game hunters to casual anglers. Species include cichlids and catfish as well as other tropical favorites like tilapia.


When it comes to finding out which lake has the best fishing it really depends on what type of fishing you’re looking for. Whether you’re after a big game trophy or just want a relaxing day out with your rod there’s sure to be a lake that will suit your needs perfectly.


Photo of author

Lindsay Collins