Take the opportunity to plan exciting family activities as the persistent cold lifts and warmer weather lure us back outside. It’s time to get back to nature and enjoy the mental and physical benefits of being outdoors. Spring fishing trips are a great reason to visit new places, try different types of fishing, and discover unique species. Here are four family spring fishing trips to plan right now.
1. Striped bass in Maryland
Spring brings striper migration along the coast of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. As the water warms, striped basses move inland to their spawning areas in Chesapeake Bay and the tidal rivers. These hungry fish make for an action-packed day of fishing and a chance to catch big ones.
2. Peacock Bass in Florida
Tired of the same old largemouth bass fishing? Mix up your fishing trips with the exotic peacock bass – colorful, highly competitive, and commonly found in urban canals and lakes across South Florida. The perfect sub-tropical getaway and an approachable style of fishing that the whole family can enjoy.
3. Red drum in Louisiana
A list of spring fishing trips is not complete without red fishing in Louisiana. Great weather, plenty of family entertainment activities, and top notch redfish make this a top destination. The annual bait movement triggers hungry redfish along the coast who want to eat whatever you throw at them.
4. Mahi Mahi in Hawaii
Spring fishing in Hawaii means mahi. Opt for a vacation to this tropical destination where you don’t have to venture far offshore to catch these beautiful fish. When you’re done fishing, you can surf, hike, or just lounge on the beach.
Find more family getaway ideas and book yours before the spring break is over. If this is your first time here or looking for a new species, book a local fishing guide to show you the ropes. Enjoy!