We asked our fishing and boating fans to share their new year’s resolutions with us and got amazing results. Here are some of the top fishing new year’s resolutions for 2019 from our fans that will inspire you to go fishing and boating this year.
1. Fish more often
It's that simple, many of our fans would like to stop making excuses and fish more often during the year. We all make time for the things in life that we thoroughly enjoy. If you enjoy fishing, stop making all of the excuses and simply do it more often. Team up with a fishing buddy and add one or two dates to your calendars now. But first, purchase your fishing license.
2. Find new places to Fish and Boat
48% of our fans responded that they wanted to fish in new waters. If one of your fishing new year’s resolution is to find and try a new fishing or boating spot each month use our interactive map to search for the best places to fish and boat in your area and start planning your next fishing trip. You can also use our map to find bait shops, marinas, fishing forecasts and more.
3. Try new Types of Fishing
Interested in saltwater fishing, freshwater fishing, fly fishing or Ice fishing? There are so many types of fishing that you can practice this year. Pick a kind of fishing you want to learn more about and become an "expert." One of the best ways to experience greater success when fishing is to learn as much as you can about the different types of fishing you can practice in your area.
4. Teach Someone new to Fish
Resolve to teach a friend or your kid to fish. A day on the water can provide an excellent opportunity to spend quality time with friends and family and teach kids about the outdoors while they learn new fishing and boating skills. If you teach your children to fish, you can also incorporate educational activities or related hobbies like a trip to a local aquarium or fish hatchery.
5. Learn about other Fish Species
Learn more about different fish species this year, for example, bluegill, black crappie, channel catfish or other species. Pick one fish species you want to learn more about and become a species "expert." One of the best ways to experience greater success when fishing is to learn as much as you can about fish anatomy and behavior. Understanding more about how and why fish behave the way they do will help you increase your catch rate.