Fall RV Fishing Expedition to Georgia!

The air is crisp, the temperatures once again bearable and the bright blue waters are calling! It’s time to plan your fall RV fishing expedition to Georgia. The fish are headed back to the surface, so gather your favorite anglers, rent a comfortable RV “fishing cabin” and turn your tires toward the Peach State.

Best Fall Fishing in Georgia
According to Kevin Dallmier, author of Fishing Georgia, autumn fishing is sure to be plentiful and definitely worth getting back out on the water. He especially likes Lake Blue Ridge, located in Chattahoochee National Forest, for snagging smallmouth bass along the shoreline.

Just two hours north of Atlanta near the Tennessee border, Lake Blue Ridge is easily accessible for an exciting weekend of RV camping and lake fishing. Although the Forest Service has closed the campground directly on the lake, there are a number of campgrounds in Chattahoochee National Forest just minutes from the boat launch.

Lake Allatoona and the Allatoona Dam

Lake Allatoona and the Allatoona Dam

Another Georgia fall fishing spot highly recommended by Dallmier is Allatoona Lake, just thirty miles north of Atlanta. He reports the striper fishing is fine as the temperature drops, especially near the dam. Come prepared with heavy-duty gear if you hope to match wits with an Allatoona striper; according to his report, they’ve hauled in striped bass over thirty pounds there!

McKinney Campground, part of Red Top Mountain State Park, is open year-round for RV campers, and also has a boat launch on Allatoona. Another fisherman-friendly place to park your RV (and launch your boat) is Allatoona Landing Marina and Campground in Cartersville, GA.

So don’t put away that tackle just yet! There’s still time to create new fishing tales and RV camping memories with a trip to Georgia’s premier autumn fishing holes. Our thanks to Kevin Dallmier and GeorgiaSportsmanMag.com for furnishing this information on autumn fishing in the Peach State. We look forward to hearing more about your own trip this Fall to these forest-lined lakes in the heart of North Georgia.

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RV Fishing Vacation in New York

Reeling in a fantastic RV fishing vacation in New York is easy, considering the lakes, streams and ocean shoreline that offer a different fishing experience every trip. Add in the wide variety of RV camping venues, and you’ve got everything you need for one whopper of an RV vacation.

RV campers report the fishing’s fine on these New York waterways:

New York Great Lakes Fishing
New York boasts shoreline on two Great Lakes, Erie and Ontario. Lake Ontario is the place to go for great Coho and Chinook salmon fishing, while Lake Erie is well-known for its walleye and smallmouth bass. Park your RV at Lake Bluff Campground near Lake Ontario’s Great Sodus Bay. For your Lake Erie RV fishing vacation, why not try Lakeside Campground in Ripley, NY?

New York Adirondack Lakes Fishing
The beauty of New York’s Adirondacks is legendary, and so is the fishing! With hundreds of lakes and ponds to tempt fishing fans, the Adirondack Lakes Region presents endless RV fishing vacation possibilities. Here’s just a sample of what’s waiting for you there:

  • Saranac Lake Chain: The Upper, Lower and Middle Saranac Lakes are just three of dozens of bodies of water in the Adirondack Lakes Region. Connected by a series of locks, these lakes are prime brown bullhead and largemouth bass territory. Plan to spend time exploring six-million-acre Adirondack Park while in the area.
  • Adirondack Stream and River Fly Fishing: Another popular way to spend time in the Adirondacks is fly fishing the area’s streams and rivers for wild brook trout, brown trout and even salmon. The Ausable River near Lake Placid has a reputation for rewarding fly fishing experts.

New York Hudson River Fishing
The Hudson’s thirty boat ramps make access to this mighty river simple. Don’t have a boat? The fishing piers built by the State of New York give landlocked fishermen a chance to enjoy the River, too. This river’s unique blend of coastal salt water and fresh Adirondacks river water makes for some stellar fishing. Try your hand at catching some of the Hudson’s legendary stripers, and then relax for the night at River Road Campground in Corinth, NY.

New York Atlantic Coast Fishing
Fishing New York’s Atlantic Coast off Long Island is another “can’t-miss” experience for RV fishermen. We’ve heard great things about fishing the surf off Montauk for blue fish, and you’re sure to find places to catch tuna, fluke and striped bass in Long Island’s waters.

New York Lake George/Lake Champlain Fishing
Sport fishermen flock to northern New York’s Lake George/Lake Champlain area. So should you, if you’re hoping to catch lake sturgeon, channel cats or Atlantic salmon, as well as a trophy bass or two. Known as an ice fishing wonderland, Lake Champlain is accommodating year-round, with scenic views and abundant RV camping. Lake George, just south of Champlain, is also home to numerous bass fishing tournaments. Plan to stay at Brookwood RV Resort for easy access to both lakes.

Believe it or not, there are even more New York fishing adventures we don’t have room to mention! Use New York’s Department of Environmental Conservation website to learn more about where to fish and what regulations are in place. NYCampgrounds.com is an excellent source for RV campground information by region. And let us know here at ElMonteRV.com if we can help with an affordable RV rental for the trip!

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Sierra Nevada Trout Fishing RV Vacation

Fishing for trout in the shining rivers of the Sierra Nevada is an immensely satisfying way to spend an RV vacation. From late April to November, these rivers are open and ready to satisfy your fly fishing addiction. To get started planning your Sierra Nevada trout fishing RV vacation, take a look at four major rivers fishermen flock to in this California region.

Merced River – Yosemite Valley
Combine the outrageous beauty of Yosemite National Park with an abundance of trout, and you’ve got the famous Merced River which runs through the Yosemite Valley. Both rainbow and brown trout can be found here, making this Valley a fishing paradise.

A beautifully scenic RV campground, Yosemite Pines, is located outside Yosemite’s west gate. Bring your favorite fly fishing gear and pack your RV for an extended stay!

Main Tuolumne River – Western Sierra
Imagine fly fishing for rainbow, brown, golden and brook trout in this river that starts high in the summits of Yosemite. Nowhere else will you find a fishing playground this rich, so why not plan to camp and play for several days?

Yosemite Lakes RV Resort near Groveland is close to all the action and a pleasant place to return to at the end of a long day of fishing. All along the Tuolumne, you and your fellow trout fishing fans will find plenty of action.

Kern River – Southern Sierra
The Kern River runs for more than one hundred miles in the Southern Sierra. The clear waters of the Upper Kern River are home to trophy-size native Kern River Rainbows. If you’re in the mood to fish for golden trout, move down to the South Fork Kern.

Rivernook Campground near Kernville is the perfect landing spot for your RV. It’s close to the river, where you’ll be surrounded by lush forests. This is another Sierra Nevada river that should be on the RV camping itinerary of any avid trout fisherman.

Walker River – Eastern Sierra
How does fishing in a picturesque river stocked annually with thousands of rainbow trout sound to you? The West, East and Little Walker Rivers, all located in the Eastern Sierra, each offer their own special fishing possibilities.

This region northeast of Yosemite isn’t as crowded as some other trout fishing venues, and all three rivers can be easily reached from a base RV camp at Meadowcliff Resort near Coleville.

We’d be careless if we didn’t mention that the Truckee River near Lake Tahoe also lies within the Sierra Nevada range. For more information on Tahoe area trout fishing, try websites like this – Lake Tahoe Fishing Guide.

Ready for some serious trout fishing? We’re here to help you make all the arrangements. El Monte RV has the right RV rental to keep your fishing trip comfortable in our Reno RV Rental, and Sacramento RV Rental locations. The fish are restless and trout season will be here before you know it. Why not start planning your Sierra Nevada trout fishing RV vacation now?

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More Colorado Freshwater Fishing Destinations

This is a follow up to a previous post – Colorado Freshwater Fishing Destinations.

Rio Grande River: The legendary Rio Grande River flows through the San Juan Mountain Range and Rio Grande National Forest, boasting enormous brown trout just waiting for cagey fly fishermen. Near the towns of South Fork and Del Norte, in particular, you’ll find government leases on private land that allow you easy access to the Rio Grande. This website offers a nice assortment of links to Del Norte area motorhome campgrounds.

North Delaney Butte: Three bodies of water boasting great trout fishing can be found near Walden in Northern Colorado. North Delaney Butte Lake, East Delaney and South Delaney Butte Lakes form a fisherman’s paradise that will tempt you to stay for weeks. North Delaney is actually one of a handful of “Gold Medal” rated trout lakes in the state. By the way, the North Platte River winds through the canyons in this area and also offers tremendous trout fishing possibilities.

There are areas for wakeless boat fishing on these lakes, and those willing to do a little hiking can also find quiet bank or bellyboat fishing areas. Plan to fish primarily for brown trout here, but also be on the lookout for rainbow and cutthroats. A nice RV campground, Lake John Resort, is available on the shores of nearby Lake John, also known for its trophy trout fishing.

There are hundreds of great freshwater fishing destinations in Colorado, and most of them have comfortable RV campsites nearby. As you’re putting your vacation plans together this year, why not schedule a trip to the Rockies for some serious fishing action? To keep your trip very affordable, gather a few of your fishing buddies and split the cost of RV rental, food and campground fees.

You’re not going to want to come in off the water once you’ve learned the joys of fishing in Colorado. Why not find out why thousands of RV campers drop a hook in the Centennial State each year?

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Colorado Freshwater Fishing Destinations

You may be traveling to Colorado for the mountain views, but did you know there’s a wealth of fishing to be found there, as well? Colorado freshwater fishing is the perfect activity for RV camping fans, because it blends the thrill of “catching the big one” with an unforgettable mountain camping experience. Follow these tips to find the best Colorado freshwater fishing destination for your next RV trip.

Red Feather Lakes: North of Fort Collins, trout fishing enthusiasts will find a wonderful collection of small lakes well worth fishing. The Red Feather Lakes area is famous for easy access to lake trout, and was the site of the 2007 National Fly Fishing Championships.

Get ready to experience Dowdy, Parvin, Bellaire and West Lakes, all open to the public. Trout fishing at each offers unique thrills and challenges in a gorgeous mountain setting.

Lake Pueblo: With sixty miles of shoreline and a mild climate, Lake Pueblo offers almost everyone the chance to fish for trout, bass, channel cat, bluegill, and walleye. Well-known as an angler’s paradise, this South Central Colorado lake is sure to please the most demanding lake-fishing diehards. There are numerous RV campgrounds operated there by the State Parks Department. Use this Colorado State Parks webpage to make RV campground reservations.

Blue River: Flowing above and below Lake Dillon about sixty miles west of Denver, the Blue River will thrill fly fishing enthusiasts with trophy-size rainbow trout. If fly fishing is your sport, you definitely deserve a trip to the Blue River. This is your chance to fish for rainbow, brown and brook trout while surrounded by some of the prettiest mountain views possible. Tiger Run RV Resort is one highly-recommended RV campground in the area.

If you need to rent an RV for your Colorado fishing adventure, check out our Denver RV Rentals location.

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Top Ten RV Camping Activities

Although the luxury of an RV might tempt you to stay inside on your next vacation, there are dozens of things to do outdoors, too! No matter what type of activity you enjoy, making a motorhome your home base gives the perfect blend of comfort and the great outdoors.

Use this list of the Top Ten RV Camping Activities to plan your next RV jaunt.

  1. Fishing: Whether angling for bass or hoping to land a trophy trout, great fishing can be found at many fantastic RV camping destinations. Check local lakes and rivers, or branch out to state lakes and national parks to hook a great campsite close to the water. For up to date fishing reports, try ReelReports.com, and to find nearby campgrounds, check websites like GoCampingAmerica.
  2. Boating: Love to hit the lake for a weekend of boating fun? Tow your boat behind a comfortable RV and you’ll have a great place to relax back on-shore. Lakes and rivers throughout the US offer boaters a variety of experiences. Whether it’s canoeing or kayaking at Delaware Water Gap or sailing on one of the Great Lakes, there are sure to be scenic RV campgrounds nearby.
  3. Hiking: Pick a trail, map your course, and park your RV in a wooded campground for a wonderfully relaxing getaway. Most US National Parks have hundreds of miles of trails to hike, so why not plan a vacation there? Many eastern National Parks include sections of the Appalachian Trail, and the hiking possibilities in Parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone and Bryce Canyon can keep an RV camper busy for weeks.
  4. Nature Photography: One of the favorite activities RV campers report is taking photos of their surroundings. Whether you’re one of those shutterbugs who’ll climb a cliff for a great shot, or you prefer to take wildlife photos close to your campsite, spending time camped in the woods with a good camera can be very rewarding.
  5. Horseback Riding: Spending time out in nature on the back of a horse makes for some wonderful memories, too. Many venues now offer scenic RV campsites and trail rides to campers.
  6. Mountain Biking: For a real adrenaline rush, plan an RV camping vacation around mountain biking trails. Some perennial favorites? Try the trails around Snowmass and Aspen, Colorado, or Porcupine Rim Trail near Moab, Utah. Make sure you ride the trails around Lake Tahoe, too, for a once in a lifetime experience.
  7. Whitewater Rafting: If paddling through rapids and blasting past rocks in a raft gets your adrenaline pumping, whitewater rafting is one don’t-miss RV camping activity. Use this site to find the right river for your next adventure, and get ready for some watery fun.
  8. Skiing: What could be more luxurious than coming home after a long day of skiing to the warm and comfort of a motorhome? Smart RV campers know there are plenty of places they can ski that have campgrounds near the slope. Leave time on your next RV camping trip to the mountains to get in time on the slopes.
  9. Golfing: Have a golfer in your camping group? Be sure to check out local greens when planning your RV trip. Or, plan an entire trip around playing eighteen holes at notable golf courses. Either way, golf is a natural activity for active RV campers. Here is a nice resource listing RV Camps with Golf courses.
  10. Scenic Drives: And, don’t forget why we travel by motorhome in the first place! Viewing beautiful scenery from the comfort of a motorhome will give you a whole new outlook on vacation travel. The America’s Byways website has in-depth information on the most scenic drives in America. As you plan where to camp, plan time seeing the scenery that makes America beautiful.
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Utah Freshwater Fishing Destinations

Does the idea of dropping a line in a clear, cool lake have you reaching for your fishing tackle? RV campers from all over are discovering the joys of freshwater fishing in Utah. Huge lake trout, abundant striped bass and tiger muskie that will give you the fight of your life are all waiting for you in Utah. Here are some places RV campers report make a great fishing vacation destination.

Lake Powell, Utah

Lake Powell, Utah

Lake Powell
Deep blue waters and amazing red rock canyons are only two of the reasons motorhome campers who love to fish love Utah’s Lake Powell. Located in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, which stretches from northern Arizona into Utah, Lake Powell has thousands of miles of shoreline waiting to be explored. Every campground on this enormous lake offers scenery that will have your camera clicking. Fishing for striper is especially popular at Lake Powell, and this handy Fishing Lake Powell guide will point you to the coves with the most action.

Flaming Gorge Reservoir
Located near the Utah/Wyoming border, Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area has spectacular scenery, woodland RV campgrounds and thousands of trophy-size rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout! While you’re in the area, fish the Green River in the scenic canyon below Flaming Gorge Dam for record-breaking brown trout. This popular RV camping destination does require campground reservations, so use this Camping at Flaming Gorge Reservoir link to make yours.

Jordanelle State Park
West of Salt Lake City in the front range of the Wasatch Mountains, you’ll find Jordanelle State Park, home to abundant fishing opportunities. It’s famous for its smallmouth bass population, and also offers plenty of cutthroat, brown trout and perch fishing. Nearby, Rivers Edge at Deer Park Resort features picturesque, tree-shaded RV campsites and fly fishing adventures on the Provo River.

Ready to find your own trophy trout in Utah? Our Salt Lake City RV Rentals location is ready to provide you with a well-equipped RV for your Utah camping and fishing trip. The fantastic scenery, comfortable RV campgrounds and memorable fishing experiences make Utah one of the best places you’ll ever visit. Let us know what your Utah fishing adventure reels in!

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Fishing, World’s Largest Flea Market & More at LakeRidge RV Park

LakeRidge RV Park

This was provided to us by our friends at LakeRidge RV Park in Gun Barrel City, Texas.

LakeRidge RV Park is located in the heart of Gun Barrel City, Texas which is located in the “Heart of Cedar Creek Lake” and is approximately 60 miles southeast of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. It has the distinction of being the only town in the United States to bear its unusual name. On the shores of beautiful Cedar Creek Lake, Gun Barrel City offers visitors diverse options for dining, golfing and water sports. Gun Barrel City is located a short drive from area attractions, including world known First Monday Trade Days in Canton and the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens.

First Monday Trade Days is the oldest and largest flea market in the world! They have 100,000 – 300,000 visitors a month with over 3,000 vendors including various Food Concessions. The Trade Days open 7:00 a,m. on Thursday and run through Sunday before the First Monday of every month. They have covered and open air spaces, have Paramedics and Police Sub-Stations for safety

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens you and your family will have a great time discovering the magic of freshwater fish and wildlife at this incredible $18 million facility, which includes a state of the art hatchery and scientific laboratory. Stare eye-to-eye with freshwater fish in their incredible 300,000 gallons of aquaria. Don’t miss the dive show – talk to the divers through the underwater intercom while they feed some of Texas’ biggest fish. Catch trout and catfish in their 1.5 acre pond (they even provide poles, bait and show you how). Walk through the new wetlands exhibit and discover where the fish and wildlife live-it’s a natural classroom! Visit the Angler Hall of Fame. Schedule a tour through their hatchery and take the tram to see it all.

While here plan on enjoying water sports and fishing Cedar Creek Lake. Also nearby is Purtis Creek State Park where the fishing is good at the Purtis Creek State Park Lake.

Other RV Campgrounds should feel free to share with us the wonders that may be found in and around their campground. Please send your article submissions to monty@elmonterv.com.

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Washington State Freshwater Fishing Destinations

Anglers who know where to find great freshwater fishing make tracks regularly to Washington State. The lure of clear, blue lakes and rivers with abundant fish species is hard to resist. Travelling there by RV keeps it comfortable and affordable.

Here is a quick rundown of lakes and rivers in Washington that boast fantastic fishing. We’ve included information of interest to RV campers to help make vacation planning easy.

Washington’s Fabulous Fishing Lakes
There are hundreds of lakes in Washington to choose from. They make the perfect venue for a motorhome camping/fishing trip. Here are five spectacular fishing lakes that you can visit in the Evergreen State.

Lake Curlew – This gorgeous lake near the Canadian border in northeast Washington attracts bigmouth bass and trout fishermen year-round. Beautiful lakeside RV campsites allow you to dock your boat adjacent to your motorhome. What could be more convenient? Some nice places to stay when fishing Curlew Lake include Tiffanys Resort and Curlew Lake State Park.

Banks Lake – Carved into the red rock canyons near Grand Coulee Dam, Banks Lake offers trout, walleye and largemouth bass worth traveling for! Full service RV campgrounds are located near the water (including the Sunbanks Lake Resort), so plan to fish late and then sleep in motorhome comfort.

Spencer Lake – Largemouth bass, trout and crappie are waiting at Spencer Lake near Shelton on the Olympic Peninsula. Pull your RV into the pines, reel in a stringer full of fish and enjoy camping vacation memories for years to come.

Offut Lake – The perch and largemouth bass at Offut Lake equal family fishing fun on your vacation. Roll your motorhome into large RV campsites in the forest and enjoy classic Washington RV camping. You might want to check out the Offut Lake Resort when there.

Lake Chelan, WA

Lake Chelan, WA

Lake Chelan – Come to the largest lake in Washington State to fish for kokanee, rainbow trout, burbot and lake trout. You might even land a landlocked salmon or two! Located within the North Cascades National Park Service Complex in central Washington, Lake Chelan is an awesome experience for RV campers and anglers alike. The Lakeshore RV Park run by the City of Chelan might be a nice place to stay.

Rivers Where the Fish Are Jumping!
We’d be leaving out some of the best fishing in Washington if we failed to mention its rivers! The mighty Columbia, of course, rolls from its beginnings in British Columbia to the Pacific Ocean at Astoria, Washington. If you’re itching to fight a six foot sturgeon weighing in at over two hundred pounds, the Columbia River has plenty to offer! Chinook salmon are also stars of the Columbia, so don’t miss a chance to land one yourself.

Fortunately for Columbia River fisherman, abundant RV camping can be found in the towns and villages along the banks of the Columbia. That’s also true for another great Washington river, the Lewis, where quiet RV campsites near the river free your crew to fish steelhead in late winter. Whether you’re chasing trout, sturgeon, salmon or steelhead, great Washington rivers like the Cowlitz and Wynoochee offer year-round fishing experiences.

Just in case you have questions about special rules that apply to certain freshwater species, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has a very informative website and a downloadable brochure to keep you up to date.

So why not come to Washington, where the fish are biting and full-service RV campgrounds are always plentiful? Once you’ve fished the clear waters of the Evergreen State, you’re going to want to come back soon, we promise! El Monte RV can set you up for an RV rental from our Ferndale RV Rentals location.

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Texas Freshwater Fishing Destinations

If you love to fish, your next RV vacation should be a Texas RV Vacation. More than a hundred lakes tempt fishermen to drop their hooks in the Lone Star State. Travelling there by motorhome makes the trip easy, with comfortable beds and a well-stocked kitchen to greet you when you come in from a day of fishing. Why not use the links below to start planning your Texas freshwater fishing trip soon?

Freshwater fisherman will find plenty of sport chasing black bass, walleye, crappie and catfish, just to name a few of the species abundant in Texas lakes. Lake Arrowhead near Wichita Falls is famous for its white crappie population. In the same region, Lake Meredith offers walleye enthusiasts a run for their money. An abundance of RV campsites at both lakes makes setting up the fishing camp simple.

In the Piney Woods area of East Texas, lakes like Sam Rayburn, Houston County and Toledo Bend are nationally known for black bass, crappie and catfish. World famous fishing tournaments fill this region’s calendar, too, so be sure to sign up if you like your fishing competitive.

Roll your motorhome west to the Lakes Region of Texas, home to more than twenty freshwater fishing lakes. You’ll find beautiful Lake Texoma right on the Oklahoma border, promising crappie, bass, catfish and bluegill galore as well as an abundance of privately run and US Corps of Engineer RV campgrounds.

Don’t miss your chance to go fly fishing along the Texas Gulf Coast, either. Fly fishing enthusiasts flock each year to Sabine Lake along the Louisiana border, where trout of record size test their skills annually. Trout fishing in this region is legendary, so plan to camp all along the coastline and visit several lakes and estuaries on your trip.

No Texas freshwater fishing trip would be complete without a visit to the South Texas lakes, where striped bass and redfish reign supreme. Try Calaveras, Braunig or Choke Canyon for the ultimate South Texas fishing expedition.

Freshwater fishing is as American as the Fourth of July, and there’s no better place to try your hand than Texas. You can also find information on camping, fishing and all kinds of outdoor recreation at the Texas Parks and Wildlife site.

Hook up your boat to a great motorhome and head down the road to Texas. The fish are biting and an adventure for the record books awaits.

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