Our 50 Day Route:
The map below details our route and mileage for each day.  Day #1, June 13, 2009, began on the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania.  

Our planning focused on selecting a legitimate trophy river, lake, or water body in each state and a professional guide to aid us in each days outing.  All driving, planning, and logistics were performed solely by the two of us.  Each day of fishing involved 4-8 hours on the water. We fished the lower 48 states in 44 days using four doubleheader days.  For example, we fished New Jersey in the morning, drove three hours in the afternoon and fished Delaware in the late afternoon and evening.  Because our Maryland destination was only 1 hour away we were able to be at that destination rested and ready to fish the next morning.  We selected 4 doubleheader days. Alaska was fished on day 46.  Hawaii was fished on day 48.  Our two backup days (49 and 50) were not needed. 

"The angler forgets most of the fish he catches,
            but he does not forget the streams and lakes in which they are caught."
 ~ Charles K. Fox
Fish    Last Updated October 10, 2009  - Copyright 2009