There are a variety of great fishing vacations ideas, from weekend trips with children, to a nearby lakefront campground, to many of the world’s most exotic and remote areas, to extended packaged tours. An almost universal euphemism for being on vacation is Gone Fishing.So planning a vacation around fishing seems a natural choice. Fishing is perfect for communing with nature, sport, relaxation, and it can also be a free source of food; though fishing vacations can also be quite expensive.
Fishing vacations can be as simple or complex as one chooses. One can call a travel agent or a professional fishing guide, or one can plan it themselves and pack fishing gear and sleeping bags into the car and take off.
These trips can be taken at any time of the year, and are a great way for families to share their time together, creating wonderful memories, and enjoying the outdoors together at the same time. The only essential purchase is a fishing license because it is very possible that one can rent almost anything else that may be needed. These items include a boat and crew, a rod and reel, and even a catered lunch. If a fishing vacation is properly planned the novice fisherman can have as much fun as the more serious minded fisherman. Fishing is a sport in which one does not need to be good at in order to enjoy it. As a matter of fact, a beginner can sometimes be more successful at fishing then a seasoned professional. Catch and release techniques can be used for those who are vegetarians. The fisherman gets to experience the thrill of reeling in a fish and the fish gets the worm or other bait, and everyone wins.
There are hundreds of excellent locations to take and enjoy a fishing vacation around the world. The spring and fall are great if going to Manitoba, Canada for example. This area is known as the Land of Lakes, and they produce many trophy fish. You can catch some of the best Northern Pike here, and they will put up a good fight too. In the United States, The Florida Keys offers a wide range of fishing opportunities. Blue Marlin, King Mackerel, Sailfish, and Tarpin are among the many varieties that can be caught in these beautiful waters. The Ozark Mountains of Missouri allow you to catch more fish then anywhere else in the United States.
Some tips when planning a fishing vacation no matter where you are going are; do not take all of your equipment with you unless you really want to. You can always find guide services that can provide everything you need. They can also provide any necessary fishing licenses needed. If you plan to fish out of the country make sure you are allowed to export and import the fish.
One of the best ways to find good fishing spots is to ask other fishermen where they like to fish. These small hideouts are sometimes the best fishing locations around.