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4 Species to Catch on Family Spring Fishing Trips

As the lingering cold lifts and warmer weather beckons us back outside, embrace the opportunity to plan exciting activities for the family. It’s time to get back into nature and enjoy the mental and physical benefits that come with spending time outdoors. Spring fishing trips are a great reason to visit new places, try different styles of fishing, and discover unique species. Here are four family spring fishing trips to start planning now.

1. Striped Bass in Maryland

Spring brings the striper migration along the shores of Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey. As the waters warm, striped bass move inland toward their spawning grounds in the Chesapeake Bay and tidal rivers. These hungry fish make for an action-packed day of fishing and a chance to catch big ones.

2.Peacock Bass in Florida

Tired of the same old largemouth bass fishing? Mix up your fishing trips with the exotic peacock bass—colorful, hard fighting, and commonly found in urban canals and lakes throughout South Florida. The perfect subtropical getaway and an accessible style of fishing that the whole family can enjoy.

3. Red Drum in Louisiana

A list of spring fishing trips isn’t complete without redfishing in Louisiana. Great weather, abundant activities to entertain the family, and world-class redfish make this a top destination. Annual bait movement fires up hungry redfish along the coast, eager to eat whatever you cast at them.

4. Mahi Mahi in Hawaii

Spring fishing in Hawaii means mahi. Opt for a vacation to this tropical destination where you won’t have to venture far offshore to catch these beautiful fish. When the fishing is done, try surfing, hiking, or just lounging on the beach.

Find more ideas for family fishing trips and book yours before spring break passes you by. If you’re visiting for the first time or trying for a new species, book a local fishing guide to show you the ropes. Enjoy!


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Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs

Alycia Downs is a freelance content creator and avid sportsman who contributes to numerous publications promoting tourism, fishing, and outdoors. Alycia is a member of the Florida Outdoor Writers Association and is actively involved with conservation and fishing non-profit organizations. Visit her personal blog at tideandtale.com or on Instagram @tideandtale.