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Fishing’s top 10 include Guntersville

NEW BERLIN, Wis. (AP) — Is there a bass out there in a lake somewhere calling your name?

The Sportsman Channel, a cable channel that features nothing but hunting and fishing programming, has come up with a list of the top 10 places to go fishing with your family over the summer.

  • Clear Lake, Calif., which the Sportsman Channel describes as one of the top five bass fishing destinations in the U.S.

  • Sitka, Alaska, known for king and steelhead salmon and halibut fishing.

  • Ecofina Creek, Fla., located just northeast of Panama City and a good spot for bass, bream and catfish.

  • Lake Sinclair, Ga., located just outside Macon, Ga., known for bass, crappie, catfish and crawfish.

  • Guntersville Lake, where on a good day with a guide, you can catch 20 to 40 bass.

  • Venice, La., which is having a great season for red fish and speckled trout fishing as the locals rebuild from Hurricane Katrina.

  • Lake Ontario, N.Y., from Rochester to Point Breeze, N.Y., where you’ll find salmon, steelheads and lake trout.

  • Clinton Lake, Ill., a family-friendly place to catch largemouth bass, walleye, striped bass, and crappie by boat or from a pier.

  • Cape Cod, Mass., where the Atlantic striper migration in late summer makes for great fishing.

  • Rogerson, Idaho, where Salmon Falls Creek Reservoir in the southern part of the state offers fishing for bass, trout, salmon, walleye, crappie, catfish and panfish.

    For more information, visit www.thesportsmanchannel.com.

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