Get warm, fish rich, travel cheap. That's the advice from Field & Stream magazine, which names 10 destinations where you can go fishing this winter and escape the cold without busting your budget.
Seven locations offer average January high temperatures of 60 degrees or above, with some well into the 80s, the magazine said. The three spots with lower temperatures - Bull Shoals State Park, in Arkansas; San Juan River, in New Mexico; and Lake Amistad, Texas - are worth the chill because of the quality of winter fishing. Other destinations: Ocala National Forest, in northcentral Florida; Grand Isle, La.; Everglades National Park , Fla.; Aransas Pass, Texas (with camping at nearby Mustang Island State Park); and Castaic Lake and Lake Casitas, in California. Two sites are outside the U.S.: Long Island in the Bahamas and East Cape Baja, Mexico. Source: Associated Press