Photo by Brian Grossenbacher

Months of planning, hours and hours behind the wheel, and more gas-station grub than a human should ever consume—it’s all worth it once you finally reach the fishing grounds. But just in case you need help with the planning part, we’ve thought up 11 road trips for trout, bass, panfish, cats, and more—all packed with big fish and summer fun.

The Bass Pro Trails
The Buddy Trip
The Float-Tube Odyssey
The Brother Trip
The Catfish Coast
The Home-Water Highway
The Bow Season Warm-Up
The Striped Bass Haul of Fame

Food Rules of the Road
The Fish-Fry Binge
The Ultimate Warrior