I just hate to see an empty spot when there is an opportunity to talk fishing. One of the great things about the United States (and there are many), is that most of the water is considered public. We have so many lakes, streams, and rivers that we can fish, not to mention the oceans. One of the things that I would like to accomplish in my life is to fish in all 50 states. I am only about half way there but I plan on hitting it pretty hard when I finish college (July 12th, 2009). I'm one of those folks who qualify for their degree and AARP at the same time. One of my favorite fish to catch and eat is crappie. I think my favorite catch and release fish is trout. I love to flyfish and trout seem to live in my favorite kind of places. We have some pretty big catfish and spoonbill here in Oklahoma but it reqires some effort to get the big ones and I'm not as hungry as I used to be. I have fished in the Atlantic and the Pacific but my favorite saltwater fishing has been in the Gulf of Mexico. If I had to pick a few of my favorites I would choose trout in Wyoming, smallmouth bass on the John Day River in Oregon, spring time crappie in Oklahoma, and blackfin tuna in Louisiana.