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If you live in or near a city, you can have an adventure right in your backyard! Urban fishing is a quick and convenient way to get on the water. The key is knowing how and where to look for the perfect spot.
Urban fishing, sometimes referred to as community fishing, has become increasingly popular among anglers looking for easy access to good fishing spots nearby. But before you go, it’s important to be aware of any regulations that govern fishing in the city. Just like fishing elsewhere in a state, you’ll need to check the rules for licensing, protected species, daily bag and possession limits and other requirements. The easiest way to find this information is through your local fish and wildlife department.
Rather than having to travel to a remote spot out in the wilderness, the great thing about urban fishing is that you can walk, take public transportation, or bike to a location quickly. But just how do you find suitable spots to head?
Some of the most popular places to fish in the city are:
If you’re hoping for a great day of city fishing, here are some tips to keep in mind:
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