Celebrating Your Love For Fishing This Valentine’s Day

February can be a difficult month for singles. While candy isn’t the exclusive domain of those in relationships, munching on chocolate hearts alone can negatively reinforce your reality. This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love for fishing and find new outdoor hobbies for singles that you’ll love.

Ways to Deepen Your Love For Fishing

1. Fish for a new kind of fish

Variety is the spice of life so go after a new fish, and a new challenge! Using a different spinning rig, target a species that’s different from your normal catch.

2. Fish Earlier Than Ever

Every angler knows their way around an early morning but this winter, consider casting even earlier! You may find the fish biting better than usual — because they won’t be expecting you! Then maximize your extra A.M. hours by hitting the gym or taking a hike, then treat yourself to breakfast with a good book.

3. Fish With A Friend

Fishing may be your solo escape from the world, but consider introducing a quarantine buddy or a co-worker from your COVID bubble to your favorite hobby. Find the next free fishing weekend in your state, then teach someone how to bait a hook, cast, and reel in their catch, and share your love for fishing.

4. Cook a new fish dish

This hobby starts outdoors, with rod in hand and fish on the end of the line, and finishes with you trying a new prepara-tion in the kitchen. Cooking a new fish dish is creative AND delicious, and may further enhance your love for fishing!

COVID has changed what we can do and where. If you need a break from lockdown life, try one of these 8 outdoor hobbies for singles.


Jeff Bogle

Jeff Bogle

Jeff is a dad of teen daughters, avid traveler, photographer, and freelance writer. He’s penned stories on family travel, outdoor recreation, the environment, parenting, and more for Fodor’s, Reader’s Digest, Parents Magazine, Good Housekeeping, PBS, and Esquire, among other publications. Find him on his blog, OWTK.com and on Instagram @OWTK. Jeff is also the publisher of the quarterly literary zine, Stanchion