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RVing and Fishing
It is always RVing and fishing season somewhere in the U.S. and Canada.
Lakes, rivers, and ocean waters are filled with fish just waiting to test your skills. Recreational or sport fishing has become a popular sport and outdoor recreation activity.
Start checking your supplies, packing your tackle box, and preparing the RV. There is no better time than now for an RVing and fishing trip.
Preparation is the key to any successful RV camping and fishing trip. To avoid that, “Oh no, I forgot…” scenario, get into the habit of making a checklist when you prepare for any RV camping trip.
Your RVing and fishing checklist may include fishing supplies and tackle box, fishing vest, fishing license, sun protection (wide brimmed hat, sunscreen, etc.), coolers with ice, first aid kit, insect repellent, compass, portable GPS, small fixed blade knife, needle-nosed pliers, and a multi tool. And don’t forget your digital camera for a photo of that one that didn’t get away.
RVers can choose from a variety of fishing experiences when they plan their trips; fly fishing, fresh water fishing, salt water fishing, and the popular winter activity of ice fishing. Regardless of your preference, there’s always a fishing hole that’s perfect for your next RVing trip. In fact, there are RV resorts especially designed with the avid fisherman in mind.
Many RV campgrounds are located on bodies of water with game fish. Some RV parks offer fishing right on the property and even stock the lakes with game fish. Missouri’s Basswood Resort in Platte City, has RV sites located just a few steps from stocked fishing lakes. Stocked with catfish, bass, crappie, bluegill, and carp, the four freshwater lakes at Basswood are fed by the ever-bubbling original Basswood spring.
Some RV parks including Live Oak Landing on the Florida panhandle (near Destin), partner with charter fishing services to help guests catch the big one. In Live Oak’s case, Wounded Warrior charters take guests out to the Choctawhatchee River and its tributaries. Great fishing also awaits you at Virginia’s Gwynn’s Island RV Resort on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.
For additional RV camping/fishing locations, see Good Sam Top RV Parks for Fishing.