⚠ Thanks for visiting TakeMeFishing.org. If you are interested in enjoying the outdoors and going fishing or boating, check the latest updates on your state natural resources agency website first. The American Sportfishing Association is compiling a list of closures you can also view here. We encourage you to follow CDC recommendations and official orders in your state before heading to the water.
Family fun on the water is closer than you think
Enjoy the outdoors this summer by planning a family fishing adventure. Here’s a quick checklist before you hit the water:
- Find a fishing hole that suits you and your family. Use our boating and fishing map to search for bodies of water in your area and beyond.
- Check your fishing tackle inventory and restock if necessary. Make sure everyone in your family has a life jacket! For a full list of essentials, check out our blog article.
- Find out which family members need a fishing license, and how to purchase them. Fishing license purchases support local conservation efforts to keep our waters safe and wildlife thriving.
If you're not sure what species of fish live in your local waters, check out our fish species explorer where you can learn about all kinds of fish and what it takes to catch 'em!