5 Family Fishing Selfies We Love

By Debbie Hanson

Jul 19, 2015

What do you do when you're out on the water, having a great time with your family and you want to "capture" the moment to remember forever?

What do you do when you're out on the water, having a great time with your family and you want to "capture" the moment to remember forever? You take a family fishing selfie of course! I mean, it's pretty much impossible not to love a family fishing photo that has a group of people, all crowded together to fit within the camera lens, with gigantic smiles on their faces.

On that note, I am in complete support of a movement to start circulating more family fishing selfies online. C'mon and join me! I'll even get you "warmed up" by sharing the below photos that were sent to me by my fishing friends.

  1. The "we're on the way out and are super psyched" selfie. Jeff Norman shared this great photo of the entire Norman crew as they were heading out to fish on the

  2. The "I got the camera, you hold the bass" father-son selfie. Craig Tabor's son caught a nice largemouth bass while they were on a fishing trip together. This special occasion certainly called for a father-son selfie with the bass strategically positioned front and center.

  3. The "couples that fish together, stay together" selfie. It might seem like you are just fishing friends at first, but a lasting bond can be created when couples start fishing together. Just ask Tyler Trampe and Sara Kalmerton who started fishing together… and are now engaged to be married! Congratulations to Tyler and Sara!

  4. The "my fish is almost as big as me, so I can't squeeze it into a selfie" photo. While this photo doesn't technically fit into the "selfie" category, I still had to include it. If Jennifer Pentico could have fit her entire wahoo into a selfie, it would have been a family picture that included her husband, Robb. Instead, Robb had to take a break from driving the boat in order to serve as photographer.

  5. The "three generations of fishing family members" selfie. Danny Rodriguez shared this family fishing selfie that he took that includes three generations of the Rodriguez clan. Photos like these prove that, no matter what the age difference, fishing has a way of bridging the gap and bringing family together.

If you're in the process of planning a family fishing trip, don't forget to use the helpful links in the Fishing with Your Family section at TakeMeFishing.org. You'll find vacation planning resources, family fishing activities, and tips for fishing with kids.

Photo credits: Jeff Norman, Craig Tabor, Sara Kalmerton, Robb Pentico, Danny Rodriguez

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit shefishes2.com or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.