Places to Fish and Boat

Our interactive map will help you find great fishing and boating spots in your area and throughout the U.S. You can search for a body of water based on fish species and even find nearby gear and equipment, bait shops, license vendors, boat ramps and more. If you've never used our map before, these instructions can help you get started!

“How to Use the Map”

Places to Fish & Boat
About Places to Fish & Boat

These public waters are maintained by state or federal agencies to ensure healthy fish, boat ramps, recreational amenities and more.

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Purchase a Virginia Fishing License

Fishing is a great way to bond with your family. But remember, before you go you need to purchase your fishing license and to check your state fishing regulations.

Register A Boat in Virginia

By registering your boat, you are helping to protect your state’s aquatic natural resources. Make sure you know the boating laws for your state before you leave the dock.

Conservation Through Participation

You can help support and protect our aquatic natural resources by simply going fishing and boating. Buying a fishing license, respecting other anglers, practicing catch and release, being mindful of water conservation, keeping the environment around us clean and fishing responsibly are just some of the ways you can participate.

Responsible Fishing Starts With You

Learn more about how fish populations and habitats are managed, the connection between fishing and water quality, and the importance of fishing laws.