Fishy Town Names


Here’s my working list of cities, towns, and villages that are named after fish, fish related activities, or include some form of fish terminology in their name. Please note that in some instances the place name may not have originally pertained to a fish topic, but just happens to use a term related to fish. The list also includes shellfish such as oysters and clams.

As I am certain this list is not comprehensive, any additions, corrections, or clarifications are most welcome. Enjoy!

  • Agawam (a fishing station), Massachusetts
  • Apopka (bass or trout eating place), Florida
  • Baixo (bass) Guandu. Brazil
  • Bass, Victoria, Australia
  • Bass Harbor, Maine
  • Bass Lake, Wisconsin
  • Bass River, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Bonita Springs, Florida
  • Bullhead, South Dakota
  • Bullhead City, Arizona
  • Camero’n de Tejeda (shrimp of the tiles), Mexico
  • Camarones (shrimp), Chile and Argentina
  • Cape Porpoise, Maine
  • Carp, Minnesota and Nevada
  • Carp Lake, Michigan
  • Catfish Paradise, Arizona
  • Chinook, Montana and Washington
  • Clam Falls, Wisconsin
  • Clam Lake, Wisconsin
  • Clam River, Michigan
  • Cohoes, New York
  • Fish, Georgia
  • Fish Creek, Florida and Wisconsin
  • Fisher, Minnesota
  • Fisher Branch, Manitoba, Canada
  • Fishers, Indiana
  • Fishers Island, New York
  • Fish Haven, Idaho
  • Fishhook, Alaska
  • Fishing River, Manitoba, Canada
  • Fishkill, New York
  • Fish Town, Liberia
  • Gila Bend, Arizona
  • Grayling, Michigan
  • Jack Fish, Ontario, Canada
  • Kaukauna (pike fishing ground), Wisconsin
  • Keego (fish), Ontario, Canada
  • Keego Harbor, Michigan
  • Kegomic (abundance of fish), Michigan
  • Kegonsa (little fish), Wisconsin
  • Kenosha (pike), Wisconsin
  • King Salmon, Alaska
  • Labuan Bajo, Indonesia
  • Lobsterville, Massachusetts
  • Marlin, Texas
  • Maskinonge (Muskellunge), Quebec, Canada
  • Nahma (King of fishes), Michigan
  • North Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Oconto (pike), Wisconsin
  • Olustee (blackfish), Florida
  • Oyster Bay, New York and Alabama
  • Oyster Creek, New Jersey
  • Pikesville, Maryland
  • Piketon, Ohio
  • Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Pompano Beach, Florida
  • Rabo de Peixe (tail of fish), Azores, Portugal
  • Salmon, Idaho
  • Salmon Beach, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Salmon River, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Salmon Valley, British Columbia, Canada
  • Spearfish, South Dakota
  • Sturgeon, Pennsylvania
  • Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota
  • Sturgeon Point, Ontario, Canada
  • Tarpon Springs, Florida
  • Trout, Louisiana
  • Trout Creek, Michigan and Ontario
  • Troutdale, Oregon
  • Trout Lake, Michigan
  • Tracheas (trout), New Mexico
  • Whitefish, Montana and Ontario
  • Whitefish Bay,Wisconsin
  • Whitefish Falls, Ontario, Canada
  • Whitefish Point, Michigan
  • White Salmon, Washington
  • Whiting, Indiana and Wisconsin

Here’s a visual link to the Peterson Field Guide to Freshwater Fishes.

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