Many people are unaware of what great fun and adventure fishing can be. There are many places across the U.S. where anglers can pack their fishing rods, ice chests, and lures and go home with a bucket of fresh fish for dinner.
Fishing is an activity that is fun for the entire family, avid fishermen and novices alike. All you need is patients, bait or lures, and an open area of water.
While some pay high prices for fancy fishing poles, many prefer a bamboo stick and a bobber. It doesn’t matter what type of equipment you use, you can always come home with dinner.
Choosing a Great Place to Fish:
All across the U.S., there are magnificent spots for fishing. Here are some highly recommended areas:
- Potomac River in Washington D.C. Thanks to the Clean Water Act of 1972, the Potomac has experienced an increase in game fish. It offers some of the greatest fishing in the country and provides great views of our nation’s capital. It is great for advanced and beginner fishermen. You may pull up catfish, shad, perch, sunfish, pike, walleye, and bass.
- Florida Keys, Florida offers 125 miles stretching along the arc of islands that make up the keys. You can catch fish all year in the area. Some of the most common fish are tarpon, redfish, bonefish, and amberjack when fishing near the reefs. Offshore, you may find marlin, sailfish, mahdi mahdi, and wahoo on the end of your rod.
- The Bighorn River in Montana is a large and deep river and is one of the best spots to catch flying fish in the U.S. There are very strict rules and limits on what type and how many fish you can catch and keep. You will find much different fish in the Bighorn River, including brown and rainbow trout.
- The Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, offers a first-class fishing experience. The area is known for striped bass, but you can also fish for rockfish, bluefish, speckled trout, and flounder. If you prefer to stay closer to shore, you may also come home with a bucket of crabs.
- Kona, Hawaii is known as one of the best fishing spots in Hawaii and in the U.S. People come from all over to fish in the water here, which can be up to 6,000 feet deep in some areas. The views are out of this world and fishing cannot be beaten. Here you are likely to hook some tuna, mahi-mahi, and even shark.
Go it Alone or Hire a Charter?
Many people like to find their own secluded spot or know secret areas where they always go home with fish, while others prefer to let the professionals do the work for them.
Long Island Fishing and other charters that are found in just about any area across the U.S. where fishing is abundant may be a good idea unless you are familiar with the area and know the type of bait and lures to use to catch your favorite type of fish. Fish is plentiful all across the U.S. as long as you know where to go and how to attract them.
Depending on whether you are fishing off the shores of the Pacific or Atlantic or one of the hundreds of lakes scattered across the U.S., here are some of the fish you are likely to find at the end of your rod.
- Striped bass
- Mahi Mahi
No matter what type of fish you are looking to catch, taking a trip to the waterways around Long Island is sure to land you dinner.