No boat? No problem! How to find the best places to fish.

Tried and figured out where to go fishing without a boat but not sure how to find the best spots? If this is the case for you, you should know that there are helpful tips to use when looking for “places to fish near me, no boats,” also known as land fishing spots.

Check with your state fish and wildlife agency

Many government agencies will provide you with a list of shore fishing areas by region or can recommend coastal areas based on the species you want to fish.

Visit the nearby state and county parks.

The next time you’re planning a family getaway, visit a state or regional park near you. Many of these parks have fish ponds, public piers, or are located on a waterway that allows fishing on land.

On your daily routes, keep an eye out for public waterways.

You’d be surprised how many places you can find when running errands, commuting to work, biking, or visiting friends. Always make sure that fishing is allowed in any of the places you find and do not enter private property.

Check with your local store or join a fishing club.

While many of your fellow fishermen may be reserved in specific locations, most are willing to share general information about the waterways in the area where shore fishing is allowed.

Listen to local fishing reports.

Does any of the radio or television stations in your community contain outside programming? Is there a local fishing podcast that offers tips on where to fish without a boat? Local fisheries reports can be a good source of information.

Fishing without a boat from the shore or from the shore doesn’t mean you won’t have the opportunity to catch a lot of fish or fish the size of a trophy. In fact, once you get a fishing license and research your “fishing spots near me, no boat” you may get some surprisingly large catches.


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