Planning a family vacation can be challenging as everyone wants to go somewhere different. If you’re itching to fish somewhere new and exciting, consider these summer fishing destinations the whole family can enjoy!
The Sierra Nevada
If your family loves camping and hiking, there’s no better or more beautiful place to take them than the Sierra, one of the premier destinations for outdoors-lovers in the country. There are numerous RV and other camping sites for families to enjoy the great outdoors.
While you’re there, fish in one of the thousand lakes and reservoirs in the Sierra. There are all kinds of trout from Rainbow to Brooke and Cutthroat and even Kokanee Salmon. Renowned fishing lakes include:
- Crowley Lake
- Lake Tahoe
- Silver Lake
- June Lake Loop
There’s perhaps no more famous family vacation destination in the US than Orlando, the home of Disney World. But, an hour’s drive outside of Florida is also Mosquito Lagoon, one of the best fly fishing spots in Florida.
After a day meeting the colorful characters of Disney, relax and unwind with a day fishing the lagoon full of tarpon, redfish, and snook. The kids get to see Mickey Mouse, and you get to catch redfish—everyone wins!
Lake Fork, Texas
For a bass fisherman, Texas is one of if not the best states for catching trophy bass. Texas has thousands of lakes, but the cream of the crop when it comes to anglers is Lake Fork, where many of the state’s biggest recorded fish have been caught. Everything is bigger in Texas, including the bass!
Lake Fork is less than 90 miles east of Dallas, one of the country’s fastest growing and most exciting cities. It’s an excellent metro to catch a ball game, see a concert, or visit an amusement or water park!
Ocean City, Maryland
On the Atlantic coast, rabid saltwater anglers need to pilgrimage to Ocean City at least once. It’s not only a fantastic fishing destination, but also one of the most family-friendly beach towns with resorts, a three-mile boardwalk, and attractions like go-karts and waterslides!
Every August, the city hosts the White Marlin Open, where anglers flock from all over to catch the biggest marlin in the ocean! Other plentiful saltwater fish in the Ocean City waters include Mahi, bigeye tuna, blue marlin—and even sharks!
Which summer fishing destination the whole family can enjoy will you visit first? The scenic mountains of the Sierra, or the beautiful beaches of Ocean City? Let us know where you end up fishing and what you catch!
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