Fun Fishing Trip Ideas for this Summer

If you are looking for a few fun fishing trip ideas for this season, you don't have to look very far. It's easy to find a local lake or pond close to home.

You can go fishing for bluegill from a shoreline or a public pier. All you need is an ultralight rod, a bobber, some number 6 to 8 hooks, and some bait, like worms or crickets.

You can get out there and go fishing for largemouth bass using a medium weight spinning rod and reel combo, some offset worm hooks, and some soft plastic worms.

And, once you've landed those first few catches, make sure you practice proper catch and release techniques. Keep the fish in the water as long as possible, you want to hold the fish with wet bare hands, and then, of course, revive the fish before gently releasing it back into the water.

You can find more fishing trip ideas, including a map of more family-friendly places to fish and boat, by going to

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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 or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.