New River has great Musky too. I'm in VA!I'm leaving the US 3/4 times.
Fresh: 5 lb brook trout and wild Atlantic Salmon in Labrador
Salt: Grand Slam in Ascension Bay, Quintana Roo, Mexico
For the views/nature: Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Honorable Mention: Here, home in Virginia, the New River for the incredible smallmouth float and wade opportunities
I might be a little biased about Alaska.Alaska. Sign up for one of those week long fly in trips where they drop you off and give you a map and a boat.
The entire James has musky, but there are a few stretches that are killer. Also, the Shenandoah area would be an easy DIY trip. Native brook trout, huge browns, smallies, musky, etc. If you need some spots, shoot me a PM.In October I had 2 follows on a fly from a monster Musky on the James NW of Lynchburg. The views on the New match the incredible smallie and musky action, too.
It's probably going to be April or May, so it's looking like it would be further south. My dad isn't a particularly experienced fisherman but he is in his 50's so we can fish pretty much anything. I really want to sight fish for some bucket list fish like tarpon and bonefish, but I love fly fishing for trout too which is why the steelhead and salmon look so attractive- just not sure how tough it would be to fish for them in the spring.You looking to catch some specific fish of a lifetime, or generally enjoy time with your family while fishing? Is it more about the trip or the fish? How mobile is your father?
What month are you considering spring?
Deep in the glades/10 k islands is still fairly remote plenty of spots to fishThis thread has got me thinking - what is the most remote place in the SE US where you have good opportunities to catch redfish? Everglades, Big Bend of Florida and Louisiana delta but what am I missing? I don't know much about the TX Gulf Coast or North Carolina. Problem with all of these is the fishing pressure is picking up exponentially; there has to be some other areas, even if the sightseeing isn't so great where the fish aren't pressured.