Field and Stream's
Top 25 fishing spots

Field & Stream picked Lake Champlain among America's top 25 hottest fishing spots in its May, 2003, issue. The following is a press release from Field & Stream Magazine.

New York, NY, April 21, 2003 -- Field & Stream editors pick the 25 hottest American fishing destinations in the May issue.

This year's list is loaded with information including local expert advice, key areas to wet a line, types of lures and flies to use when fishing and the best time of the year to visit.

According to Sid Evans, Editor of Field & Stream, "We told our field editors we wanted the honey holes. Not just places with lots of big fish, but waters that were extraordinary for their beauty, diversity and unique personalities."

Here's what they came up with:

o Fort Peck Reservoir, Montana
o Truman Reservoir, Missouri
o San Juan River, New Mexico
o Door County Peninsula, Wisconsin
o Snake River, Wyoming
o Lake St. Clair, Michigan
o Green River, Utah
o Devil's Lake, North Dakota
o South Park, Colorado
o Lake of the Woods, Minnesota

South: West Coast:
o Lake Fork, Texas
o Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, California
o Venice, Louisiana
o Skykomish River, Washington
o Santee-Cooper, South Carolina
o Rogue River, Oregon
o Savannah, Georgia
o Lake Rufus Woods, Washington
o Pine Island Coast, Florida
o Whiskeytown Reservoir, California

o Lake Champlain, Vermont & New York
o Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania
o Kennebec River, Maine
o Eastern Lake Ontario, New York
o Upper Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

Field & Stream®, long considered "The Soul of the American Outdoors," is the most revered hunting and fishing magazine in the world. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience, the magazine gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love.

It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography, and sound advice, and it honors the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations.

Established in 1895, Field & Stream is the country's largest-circulation special-interest magazine and is published 11 times per year by Time4 Media®, a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: AOL).

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