Fun Fishing Activities to Try
1. Introduce someone new to fishing!
Take advantage of a “Fee-Free Fishing Day” around the country by introducing someone new to fishing. Remember: you can also collect a fishing badge when fishing in a national marine sanctuary or park!
2. Reduce marine debris.
Learn how to reduce marine debris and keep our marine environments clean and vibrant for the fish we love to chase.
3. Recreate responsibly.
Ensure you, your family, and friends #RecreateResponsibly in, on, or around water.
4. Catch and identify a new species of fish.
5. Go on an adventure in your own kitchen and try a new recipe.
Try a new recipe with your favorite catch.
6. Participate in a recreational fishing survey.
Help NOAA Fisheries better understand and manage our saltwater fisheries by participating in our recreational fishing surveys.
7. If you are not keeping your catch, release it.
8. Restore fish habitat.
Help restore fish habitat by getting involved with one of many projects around the country.
9. Check vessel safety.
Double check that you and your vessel will be operating safely on the water to kick off the summer season.
10. Hit the water with friends and family!
If you don't have a boat, charter a boat or hop on a head boat to go out with your friends and family. You will want to make sure the for-hire fishing operation is legitimate.
And if you can't get out on the water this week, check out the Angler Academy for Kids for a bunch of fun indoor activities for the whole family!