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⚠ Thanks for visiting TakeMeFishing.org. If you are interested in enjoying the outdoors and going fishing or boating, check the latest COVID-19 updates on your State Natural Resources Agency website first. We encourage you to follow CDC recommendations and official orders in your state before heading to the water.

National Fishing and Boating Week

The water is open. Take this opportunity to enjoy the outdoors safely, practice social distancing, and spend quality time with your family. National Fishing and Boating Week will take place June 6-14th, 2020.

Enjoy the Outdoors Safely

Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and spend more time in nature. Fishing and boating allow you to release stress, relax, and enjoy wildlife. Before planning your next fishing adventure, check your State Natural Resources Agency website before heading to the water for updates on park closures, state park restrictions, regulations, and other information. Consider the health and wellbeing of yourself and others before traveling to your favorite fishing spot.

1.USE OUR INTERACTIVE MAPS

Find places to fish and boat near you using our Interactive Map and COVID-19 agency updates map.

2. LEARN TO FISH

Watch our instructional videos and read tips from pros on how to cast, tie knots and make fishing rigs in our How to Fish section.

3. WATCH OUR VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

Visit our YouTube channel to learn new knots, techniques, and get inspired for your next fishing adventure. The fishing fun does not stop while at home!

4. GET YOUR FISH ON

Use the hashtags #FirstCatch and #GetYourFishOn and follow Take Me Fishing on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

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5. MENTOR OR TEACH SOMEONE NEW TO FISH

During National Fishing and Boating Week, or the next time you go fishing, take someone new with you: a child, a relative, a friend.

6. SHARE THIS NATIONAL CELEBRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Join others in sharing the joys of boating and fishing by spreading the word through your social media channels.

CONSERVATION THROUGH PARTICIPATION

You may not know it, but participation in fishing and boating week events helps fund efforts to conserve our natural waterways. A portion of all fishing tackle and license sales, as well as boat supply and registration sales, fund the conservation and preservation of our nation's waterways through a program called the Sport Fish Restoration Program. This means that every time you purchase a fishing license or register a boat, you are helping improve the natural places you love.

BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES LIKE FISHING AND BOATING

Boating and Fishing are fun, stress-relieving activities that you can enjoy with your family and friends anytime. Here are just a few reasons why you should get out on the water and start enjoying these activities:

  • Connect with your Family: Family fishing is a great way for family members of all ages to connect and have fun.
  • De-stress: Boating is ranked as one of the top 3 of all stress-relieving activities.
  • Help Conserve: The funds from your fishing licenses and boat registrations go towards the conservation of our natural aquatic areas.

Getting a fishing license is easier than you think. Learn how you can purchase your fishing license online, types of fishing licenses, check state requirements, register your boat and more information.