While you may hear people making the statement that “all good things must end,” it is not always the case. Sure, the final days of National Fishing and Boating Week 2019 are drawing to a close, but you have a chance to keep the joy and excitement alive.
What specific steps can you take to keep the spirit of the National Fishing and Boating Week alive? Take a look at these suggestions.
- Find out about upcoming free fishing days and ask a friend who has not yet enjoyed fishing to come along. For example, Florida is offering free freshwater fishing days on June 8th and 9th.
- Celebrate the rest of June outdoors by pledging to partake in this month-long celebration of the great outdoors and its health, social, and economic benefits. Go kayak fishing, hike to a quiet fishing spot, or take in the sights and sounds of nature on a sunset cruise.
- Create your own family vacation or traditions. One of the best things about a special family tradition is that you can look forward to it every year. Plan an annual family summer fishing trip, make it a weekend ritual to watch the sun rise from a local fishing pier, or create a scrapbook of the first catches you all experienced together.
- Keep using our interactive “Fishing and Boating Places” map to find new fishing destinations. Make a list of must-visit spots in your area.
- Always put safety first on the water, just as you did during the fishing and boating week. Remember to wear your PFD, encourage others to wear a PFD, submit a swimming plan, and make sure you have the required safety equipment on your boat.
- Attend fishing and boating events year round. Special events take place during the National Fishing and Boating Week. However, don’t forget that there are boat shows, boat safety classes, fishing clinics, and fishing seminars all year round.
- Set a goal to learn one new fishing skill each month. Use “how-to” videos or website content to identify new techniques or fishing knots that you want to learn more about.
- Share your memories of National Fishing and Boating Week 2019 on social media. Did you catch a new personal best fish this week? Or maybe you went fishing with three of your closest friends? Spread the word on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #GetYourFishOn.
In short, the best way to wrap up National Fishing and Boating Week 2019 is by not actually completing it at all. Buy your state fishing license, collect your fishing box, and get right back out to see what bites.