Since traveling is out of the question this year, there are many beautiful places to go on fishing boat trips this year. Click here to learn more.
Are you tired of being cooped up inside every day? It’s time to get outside and enjoy the nice warm weather. What better way to do that than by taking a boat trip out on the water to go fishing?
Keep reading for some of the best places in the US for fishing boat trips.
1. Florida Keys, Florida
The Florida Keys is one of the best places in the United States to go fishing. The weather is beautiful all year round. The area is breathtaking with its aquamarine waters, and the long stretch of islands. There is also a large variety of species of fish for you to enjoy catching.
This fishing location is often a pilgrimage location for fishing enthusiasts who relish the thought of catching a prized tarpon. You can also find redfish, snook, or bonefish in these waters. This is the ideal location for anyone wanting to get away from it all, hit the road and get out on the water.
Before setting sail, make sure you bring plenty of water and sunscreen. This area has a tropical climate and you can easily come home with a sunburn or heat exhaustion if you aren’t careful. Always be prepared when you are out on the open water.
2. California Delta, California
California is another great location for fishing thanks to the warm weather and mild climate that you can experience here. In the California Delta in Northern California, you test your skills fishing along the river banks or under piers. The Delta has plenty of striped basses, catfish, sturgeon, and black bass that swim these waters.
During the spring and winter seasons, the Delta area plays host to several different fishing derbies. If you are feeling lucky you can sign up for one of these derbies and join the fray who are looking to reel in a prize-worthy catch. These derbies often have a festival where you can have fun riding carnival rides, see some live entertainment, or grab some food and drink while watching the fireworks.
3. Bighorn River, Montana
River fishing is very popular in Montana and the Bighorn River is one of the most popular spots. The views on the river are beautiful and you will enjoy the cool climate while trolling down the river in your boat or canoe. This is the perfect spot to fish if you are looking for a laid-back fishing experience.
The Bighorn River has roughly 38 different fish species in it, but most people mainly catch brown trout. The most popular location for fishing is the 13-mile stretch between the Afterbay Dam and the Bighorn Access Site. It is estimated that the fish population here is between three and five thousand fish per mile, which means you should be ending the day with some success.
Most anglers prefer to fly fish on the Bighorn River since the conditions here are ideal thanks to the hatches that happen throughout the various seasons. Most fly fishermen prefer to drift on their boats down the river but you will also find some wading in from the shoreline.
4. Gulf Shores, Alabama
Gulf Shores is one of the top locations for anglers who enjoy the diversity the area offers on the Gulf of Mexico. The warm weather and beautiful views are also a draw for those who are looking to get away and enjoy themselves for a while. The species of fish in this area are nice and diverse depending on where you want to drop your line in.
There are roughly 17,000 artificial reefs that have been developed on the ocean floor which makes a great home for the many grouper, amberjack, red snapper, and triggerfish that live in this area. If you have been wanting to try your hand at deep-sea fishing, this is a great place to do it. In the deeper waters, you can fish for mahi-mahi, tuna, marlin, or mackerel.
At the end of the day, you can relive your experience by telling tales of the catch, or listen to your boat tower speakers while you head back to the shore.
5. Devils Lake, North Dakota
Devils Lake in North Dakota is a great location for not only fishing but other outdoor activities like hiking as well. The lake is known as the “perch capital of the United States” but also offers other species of fish as well. When you put your line in the water it is possible to catch the northern pike, crappie, or walleye.
This is one of the few lakes that are saltwater in the US and due to the waters’ steady rise has become a popular place for the common carp. Unfortunately, the common carp is a rough fish that has been having a negative effect on the lakes’ ecosystem. It is believed that the carp will dominate the lake over time and drive out the other fish that call that water home.
6. Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
The Chesapeake Bay in Maryland is one of the most popular locations for catching striped bass on the east coast of the United States. The Chesapeake is one of the largest estuaries in North America and depending on where you head out you will find a mix of saltwater and freshwater. This makes the location not only popular for striped bass but also speckled sea trout, bluefish, red drum, and much more.
Before you head out on the water make sure you have studied the fishing regulations that are in place. Maryland and Virginia require different fishing licenses for fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and the regulations vary on the type of species you can catch, how many you can keep, and the size of the fish that is allowed.
Plan Your Fishing Boat Trips Today
With so many great locations in the United States for fishing boat trips, where are you excited to go? From the beautiful waters in the south of Florida to the stunning ocean waters of California, there is a little something for everyone.
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