Month: January 2012

Day-Dreaming About My Next Fishing Escape

Day-Dreaming About My Next Fishing Escape

Whether fishing alone or in your favorite stream, there is nothing quite like a fishing escape.  The sound of the ocean waves soothes, just as the rod in your hands is patiently waiting for that perfect catch.  There are endless options when it comes to fishing and planning the perfect fishing escape.  Where will your next fishing trip be?  Will it be a familiar favorite, or perhaps a new adventure?  Let us look at some options while the air is crisp.

Its early, the sun is just coming up over the horizon.  Its rays making their way through the foliage. The fog is lifting and the chill is still in the air.  Water is swirling around as one stands knee deep in the river.  The water is cold, but the air is still.   The tackle box lays open on the river bank and the fly rod is in hand.  The fly line is cast.  All is still.  The fishing escape has begun.  Now the waiting starts.  The mind is alert and ready for any sign of a catch.  The trout or salmon are plenty.  Finally it happens, a tug on the line.  Reeling in the catch tenses the muscles and spikes the anticipation.  The perfect catch.  At the end of the trip, the world seems a better place.  Stress is melted away.

Many fisherman opt for deep sea fishing on vacations, perhaps due the massive size of the ocean, this answer seems most commonplace.  There you are, out on the open sea with the saltwater air and gentle charter.  Nothing but blue sky is above you and turquoise water beneath you.  This type of fishing escape plays to more of the adventurous side for a fisherman or there family.  In the hands of a capable captain, the charter brings you out to where the fish are.

Along the way, dolphins may accompany you- depending of course upon where your fishing trip takes you.  The anticipation builds quickly with the salty wind on your face and the power of the endless ocean underneath.  Ocean fish can be very strong, surprisingly so, making the catch and reel all the more thrilling.  The experienced crew will help prepare to handle even a record breaking catch on most charter ships as well, marlins have been known to take over 2 days to reel in.

Once back at the docks, the picture is taken with the catch of the day (maybe of a lifetime) as the family heads home tired, maybe a bit sun burned. However it is the memories, the jokes, the fish, and the satisfaction that will stick around forever.  At least it will hold you over until the next fishing escape. When planning a fishing trip, deciding on what, where and when, can be difficult given the numerous options available, but it is a problem we all like to have.  Whichever you choose, if you plot your course and set your goals, land a fish and bring your reel, than it’s sure to be a great escape.