Fishing—whether for leisure, sport, or a combination of both—has become one of the most popular American pastimes. There’s actually a very thin line dividing both types of fishing as most enthusiasts do not discriminate between them.
Most people who go fishing do so not just
to catch fish. The activity also provides opportunities for bonding
with loved ones and friends. It is also a great way to enjoy nature and
the great outdoors. The fun, thrill of the hunt, and adrenaline rush they get from fishing more than
compensate for the sunburn or any other inconveniences. For most people,
it is a great way to relax.
The most important element in fishing
is, of course, the catch. Numerous freshwater and saltwater fish species
exist in various fishing locations, varying in size, shape, and
behavior. In North America, some of the most popular species are the
trout, bass, pike and muskellunge, panfish, catfish, and salmon.
pike and muskellunge are related species that have long slender bodies
and sharp teeth. Pike can be as heavy as 44 pounds, while a muskellunge
can tip the scales at about 55 pounds. Other species are the panfish
which includes bluegills, crappies, and perch--species which weigh
between 2 to 3 pounds.
The trout includes various other subspecies
like brown, rainbow, brook, cutthroat, and lake trout and can weigh more
than 50 pounds. On the other hand, bass could either be largemouth or
smallmouth, and rivals the trout in popularity. A smallmouth bass could
weigh up to 9 pounds, while its largemouth counterpart could weigh more
than 20 pounds. If you want to catch these popular species, the fishing
village of Islamorada off in the Florida Keys is the place to be.
Islamorada fishing charters can bring you to waters where they thrive.