There aren’t many summer activities as enjoyable as basking in the warm sun, holding a cold beverage and casting a line.
Here are the 7 hottest fishing trips you should take this summer:
San Diego, California: Known for its beaches, year-round perfect weather and amusement parks, this Southern California destination is also renowned for its deep sea fishing charters. The waters off the coast are rife with bluefin tuna, in some cases weighing up to 40 pounds.
Prince Edward Island/Nova Scotia, Canada: If you’re looking to head north—perhaps if you’re looking for a little respite from the brutal summer heat—Nova Scotia, offers more opportunities to catch huge tuna (up to 400 pounds!). Late summer (August through October) is the ideal time to make the trek north.
Long Island, New York: A trip to the Big Apple doesn’t have to be relegated to city sights. North Shore, Long Island—located a couple miles east of Brooklyn—offers great fly-fishing. Fishers can expect to find striped bass and false albacore. ‘Eyy, I’m fishing here!
Key West, Florida: It’s difficult to find a location better suited for anglers. Fishing is great year-round and deep sea fishing charters are plentiful; the warm, blue waters and coral reef are the icing on the cake.
Deschutes River, Oregon: The Deschutes is a major tributary of the Columbia, and is a favorite for anglers fishing for trout. It’s also not hard to find someone to teach you how to fly-fish, if you’re looking to pick up a new skill.
Bermuda: Some of the largest fish ever caught have been caught off the coast of Bermuda, including a marlin that weighed 1,189 pounds! Serious anglers flock to the island to take advantage of the deep sea fishing charters available in hopes of catching their own monster fish.
New Orleans, Louisiana: The marshes along the bottom coast in Louisiana offer world-class salt-water fly-fishing. Anglers casting lines in this area can find red drum, or channel bass, out in these marshes.
Whether you’re looking for deep sea fishing charters, fly-fishing in rivers, or just looking learn the basics of casting a line—there’s a location for every type of angler this summer.