Get the whole family together for a “reel” fun family fishing trip!
Planning a fishing trip with your family can be an experience of a lifetime being out in nature, spending quality family time, and making memories. Proper planning is essential to getting the most out of your fishing getaway, so we’ve outlined a few trip tips.
Pick a destination:
- How far are you willing to travel? –Explore a new state or even a new country. Experiencing new places with each member of the family is a fun way to create lasting memories.
- What type of fish would you like to target? –Choosing a destination that has multiple species of fish is a safe bet, and gives everyone the best chance to catch fish.
- Body of water– Do you want to fish a pond, lake or river? Once you decide on a place you’re traveling to, do some research on bodies of water nearby. Keep in mind that rivers tend to have a higher concentration of fish compared to large lakes.
Pre-Plan for the Trip:
- Stock up on BugClub essentials– take advantage of the best bugs to fish, as well as Expert Guide Cards and Seasonal Tips based on when you’ll be traveling.
- Fishing license– be sure to purchase a fishing license for each family member.
- Practice casting– help your family get a head start on casting techniques, so that they can spend more time catching fishing on the trip.
Make it fun:
- Go camping– Although camping may seem a little more rugged than staying at a hotel, it offers a more authentic experience. You might be sleeping right next to the river!
- Keep it Social– Consider staying at a campground where the kids can mingle with other kids camping out.
- Make it a Learning Experience– Explain the different gear, tackle and techniques used to successfully catch fish.
- Heat Up the Evening – Start a campfire. Fires create an opportunity for good conversation, and provide warmth on those chilly nights.
Enjoy time together:
- Take pictures – snap photos of all the fish you catch on the trip so you can remember them for years to come.
- Go on a hike – although you’re there to fish, don’t hesitate to take a break and go for a hike. Not only are hikes good exercise, but it’s a good way to explore new territory and scope out new fishing spots.
- Enjoy each other’s company– spending time with family is time well spent, especially when you’re fishing!
What are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning a fishing vacation with the family.