The Over/Under: Fishing and Boating vs Other Sports

October not only toes the 50-yard line of football season, it’s also the middle of youth soccer season, the end of baseball season, the start of basketball season, a great time to hit the trails for a run, a hike or a bike ride, and a picture-perfect month for a golf game. With these and many other sports options, everyone has a lot of choices for being active. So, why should someone choose boating and fishing?

Well, here’s a playful yet informative way to answer that question.

As you look for ways to relax and unwind from the day-to-day grind, we recommend considering the minimal cost, ease, accessibility, and enjoyment of fishing and boating. Join the 83 million Americans who went boating and the 46 million who went fishing last year. In fact, take a friend, a family member, or even your teammates.

Stephanie Vatalaro

Stephanie Vatalaro

Stephanie Vatalaro is vice president of communications for the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation and its Take Me Fishing and Vamos A Pescar campaigns where she works to recruit newcomers to recreational fishing and boating and increase awareness of aquatic conservation. Stephanie grew up in the Florida Keys as the daughter of a flats fishing guide. Outside of work, you can find her fishing and boating with her family on the Potomac River in the Northern Neck of Virginia.