Who's Got Game? Southeast gets nod for overall best fishing
When asked which U.S. region has the best overall fishing, Jerry McKinnis leaned back in his chair and thought.
"Such an interesting question," the longtime host of "The Fishin' Hole" said.
After thinking about it a bit, the man who has made fishing of all kinds his business for more than 40 years, had an answer. With his dachsund Archie sitting in his lap, face hanging over crossed legs, McKinnis said:
"I would have to say Northeast."
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• Which region has the best smallmouth bass fishing? (NE 39 points, MW 26, SE 23, W 6, SW 5) Northeast wins best smallmouth region
• Which region has the best largemouth bass fishing? (NE 8 points, MW 10, SE 54, W 13, SW 15) Southeast wins best largemouth region
• Which region has the best overall bass fishing? (NE 13 points, MW 13, SE 49, W 8, SW 16) Southeast tops for overall bass fishing
• Which region has the best trout fishing? (NE 26 points, MW 18, SE 13, W 39, SW 5)
West is best for trout fishing
• Which region has the best catfishing? (NE 5 points, MW 27, SE 53, W 2, SW 9)
Southeast voted best catfishing
• Which region has the best saltwater fishing? (Sorry, Midwest!) (NE 13 points, MW 0, SE 65, W 12, SW 10)
Sun shines on Southeast saltwater anglers
• Which region has the best fishing for other species (i.e. bream, walleye, perch, pike, etc.)? (NE 28 points, MW 47, SE 16, W 4, SW 4)
Midwest voted best for other species of fish
• Which region has the best overall fishing? (NE 15 points, MW 22, SE 45, W 10, SW 4)
SE voted best overall fishing, but McKinnis disagrees
• Which region has the best deer hunting? (NE 14 points, MW 57, SE 15, W 7, SW 8)
Voters, Miranda agree on Midwest
• Which region has the best turkey hunting? (NE 17, SE 32, MW 37, SW 10, W 4)
MW, SE are no turkeys
• Which region has the best duck hunting? (NE 12, MW 46, SE 28, W 7, SW 7 )
Duck Commander agrees with readers to head to Midwest for ducks
• Which region has the best upland game bird hunting? (Dove, quail, pheasant, grouse, etc.) (NE 9, SE 12, MW 62, SW 8, W 8)
Midwest has best of birding, makes up ground on Southeast
• Which region has the best big game hunting? (Elk, bear, etc.) ( (NE 14, SE 5, MW 23, SW 7, W 51)
Miranda says go west, and a little north, for big game
• Which region has the best small game hunting? (Rabbit, squirrel, etc.) (NE 21, SE 32, MW 36, SW 6, W 6 35)
Readers confuse Fudd on where to hunt 'wabbits'
• Which region has the best overall hunting? (NE 13, SE 16, MW 49, SW 8, W 12)
Midwest takes overall hunt