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Beyond Refuges

Information iconRainbow trout. (Photo: USFWS)

We, in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, are big fans of fishing at national wildlife refuges and on other public lands. But we know there are thousands of other wonderful places to fish across the nation. Two of our partners — the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and Fishbrain — can help you find and enjoy those hot fishing spots.

An Interactive Map

The RBFF’s website — — is a treasure trove of information. It includes an interactive map of places to fish in all 50 states. The map, powered by Fishbrain technology, is searchable and zoomable. A short video tells how to use it. ofrece un mapa interactivo similar en español.

A Social Fishing App

Fishbrain is a three-pronged smartphone app for recreational anglers.

Fishbrain users also can log sightings of up to 50 fish and wildlife species whose survival could be at risk. The crowdsourced data helps conservationists determine how they and the public can help protect and conserve wildlife.

Information iconThe Green River at Seedskadee National Wildlife Refuge in Wyoming. (Photo: Katie Theule/USFWS)