Family Fishing Trips
Packing up the bait and heading off on a relaxing fishing trip is a great way to enjoy the end of summer with your family. Adventurous family fishing vacations can be planned in prime locations across the country, from the northeast to the southwest. The Parking Spot has put together a list of top fishing spots that are sure to lure your whole family on a rustic excursion. From catching trout in Colorado to fly fishing in Utah, discover the perfect fishing trip. Niagara River, New York Flowing northward from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario, the Niagara River attracts trout, salmon, and steelhead among other sportfish. The powerful rapids below Niagara Falls create high oxygen content in the river, drawing in an array of fish year-round. August is a great time to catch walleye, smallmouth bass, and muskellunge. Regulations in New York and Ontario are different, so be sure to follow each area’s respective rules. Green River, Utah The Green River is a premium spot for fly fishing. The most common fish found in these emerald waters are rainbow trout (below the dam) and brown trout downstream. Families can choose to fish in several locations along the river’s shore or float down the river on a rubber raft. Ants, hoppers, and dry fly patterns are great bait during the late summer and early fall months. For a guided tour, check out Trout Creek Flies guides, which features boat tours and walking trips. South Padre, Texas Visit Texas’ southernmost beach locale, South Padre Island, for sandy beaches, watersports, and deep sea fishing. August is primetime for catching plenty of fish, including speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and snook. Most local restaurants will even cook the fish you catch for a fixed fee. After dinner, bring your family back to the sand to watch the sunset. Rocky Mountains, Colorado Home to diverse terrain, including alpine tundra and more than 50 lakes and streams, Rocky Mountain National Park offers an action-packed trip. Sport fishing is permitted within the park and has become a popular activity for visiting families. Many lakes are teeming with at least four species of trout, including brown, brook, rainbow, and cutthroat. You will need a valid Colorado fishing license for all family members 16 years and older. After a full day of fishing, bring your brood hiking or horseback riding. Plan your fishing trips at these top destinations. What kind of fish do you want to catch on your family fishing vacation?