Top 10 Family Fishing Trips

Family Fishing TripsIf you’re looking for quiet vacations for you and your family, try family fishing trips. There are several places you can go fishing, depending on what you’re looking for. Many camp sites feature on-site fishing. Or you may want to look into booking a vacation rental that has nearby fishing facilities. This will allow you to have a comfortable place to come home to, shower, relax, and cook all the delicious fish your family caught that day. Here is a list of top 10 fishing trips you and your family can take:

1. Destin/Fort Walton Beach area, Florida

Destin has been dubbed “the world’s luckiest fishing village.” Proven to be a satisfying vacation experience for novice fishers, it’s the perfect place to take young children new to fishing trips.

2. Galveston Island, Texas

Galveston provides a great point of access to the Gulf of Mexico, where there are plenty of fishing opportunities. You can relax along the coast or take a boat ride to fish in the middle of the Gulf.  Fishing in Galveston is plentiful year-round.

3. South Padre Island, Texas

This island is set off the coast of Texas in the Gulf of Mexico and offers an oasis for fishing enthusiasts. The island offers plenty of adventures for both novices and experts.

4. St. George Island, Florida

This is a small, peaceful island with unspoiled scenery. There’s a four-mile bridge connecting the island over the Apalachicola Bay to the mainland. There are plenty of areas to fish here­, including on the bridge, from the the beach, or on a boat in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.

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5. Long Beach Island, New Jersey

Long Beach Island is a favored fishing spot for residents of New York, Connecticut, and Philadelphia, and residents of the barrier island, as well as tourists.  It is a peaceful place, and it is appealing to families.  Your family will enjoy fishing along the coast, or you can hire a fishing boat from the island.

6. Montana

Montana provides many places to fish in its surrounding waters. There’s an abundance of trout, so if that’s your pleasure, this is the ideal spot for family fishing trips. You can fish right on the shore or rent a boat for the day and take your family on a fishing excursion.

7. Amelia Island

Lying towards the tip of Florida, this island is a common fishing vacation spot. It’s classified as a National Seashore Refuge, and it fills up fast, so you’ll want to make your reservations early. Common fish found here include redfish, ladyfish, trout, and cobia.  The type of fish you’ll find on your family fissing trip will depend on the time of year you come.

8. The Bahamas

The islands here ride on a shallow stretch of sea from Florida to Haiti, creating the perfect spot for fly fishing and light tackler fishing. It also offers some of the best bonefishing available. Choose from several different islands in the Bahamas for your family fishing trips.

9. St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida

The St. Petersburg/Clearwater area offers several beautiful beaches and provides plenty of saltwater fishing. There are numerous fishing guides and charters for both inshore and offshore fishing. The Skyway Pier and Big Pier 60 offer more fishing opportunities.

10. Outer Banks, North Carolina

This chain of barrier islands is a very popular beach destination. There are many fishing opportunities here; you can fish off of one of the piers, in the surf, or on a hired charter. There are several fishing charters for both inshore and offshore saltwater fishing.


With all of these options to choose from, you’ll be able to find the perfect spot for your family fishing trip.

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