There's no doubt about it, one of the most popular participation sports is the various types of fishing. As any angler will be more than happy to tell you, there's something special about being in the outdoors, enjoying the peacefulness, experiencing the sights and sounds of nature.

Many people spend as much time as possible out on the waters, waiting for their next big catch. Bass are perhaps one of the most popular types to fish for, and are also known for putting up quite a struggle.

In addition to the thrill of the sport, fishing is also a therapeutic way to spend the day forgetting about your worries and enjoying nature at the same time.

Arizona, despite being a mostly arid state, has an impressive number of lakes that are chock full of not only bass, but also varying species of trout.

Besides the great number of fishing spots, there's also the breathtaking scenery that won't soon be forgotten.

It's a good idea to book a guided tour in order to see all of the best places across the state. Ask your travel agent for recommendations, or search online for countless resources about bass fishing trips in Arizona.

Yet another popular locale for bass fishing trips is the state of Florida. Besides the world renowned Everglades, bass can be found all over the state in ponds, lakes, rivers, and large streams.

As a matter of fact, in all of the US, using an average rate of per person/per hour, Florida boasts the absolute highest number of bass caught, making it the fisherman's favorite.

For the bass fishing trip of your dreams, why not head a little farther south to the beautiful country of Mexico? Many fishermen are surprised to learn of Mexico's fertile fishing waters, not to mention the new lake that was created explicitly for bass fishing and spans an impressive 70,000 acres. There's also comfortable lodging not far from the lake, turning your bass fishing trip a mini-vacation.

No matter which destination you choose, make sure your fishing trip is one you will always remember. Take some friends or family with you and relax on the water.