Anglers ahoy! June 18th is National Go Fishing Day. Angling, the process of catching - or attempting to catch - fish is an idyllic and relaxing pastime for many, and the laid back atmosphere of the recreation allows you to enjoy the serenity of nature or the company of your companions while you wait for a bite. Whether you’re an old pro at reeling in the big fish or you’ve never cast a line in your life, this Saturday is a great opportunity to take a fishing trip.
We rounded up a few top fishing spots in America as a guide for those who want to celebrate the holiday. So pack your rod and tackle box, because you’re headed out on a National Go Fishing Day road trip this weekend!
The Keys, Florida
The Florida Keys are well renowned for fishing, with several unique destinations as you travel through the islands from Key Largo to Key West, and a variety of available species to fish for in the surrounding waters. Mesmerizing blue and green water masks coral reefs that turn into deeper saltwater. Not far off, the waters of both the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean offer opportunities for a variety of fishing styles. The drive down the Overseas Highway itself is a gorgeous trip, and the keys serve as a gateway to Dry Tortugas National Park, 68 miles off the coast of Key West. The community is fishing focused, offering a home to visitors, and plenty of other activities for when you dock! Find out more about fishing in the Keys here.
Montauk, New York
Montauk is at the eastern end of the southern coast of the Long Island, and makes a great weekend trip from the city. The surrounding waters offer a variety of fish species to angle for, and there’s great access to deeper canyons for more fishing opportunities. From the northern side of Long Island, boats aren’t far off from the coasts of Connecticut and Rhode Island. There’s plenty of other recreation available on Long Island for after you’ve reeled in your catch, and it’s a popular summer vacation spot! Find out more about Montauk fishing here.
Kenai River, Alaska
What better fishing adventure is there than casting a line out for king salmon in the arctic tundra of Alaska? It’s a long road trip up through the great white north to reach the largest U.S. state, but it’s sure to be a journey never forgotten. The Kenai river is home to a huge volume of some of Alaska’s big fish, and it’s the most heavily fished river in Alaska. Learn more about fishing in Alaska here.
Be sure to check local laws and regulations related to fishing before you cast out your line. Share your catch on social media by using #NationalGoFishingDay - or tweet them directly to us!