Reasons to Take a Fishing Trip in 2023

A view of two cabins beyond a calm lakeIf you’re an experienced angler, you probably spend a lot of time thinking about your next fishing trip. That’s especially true in the winter, when it’s difficult or nearly impossible to fish in many bodies of water across North America. If you’re a newer angler, you may be spending these months thinking about where to go on your first-ever fishing trip.

But far too often, we make exciting plans in our heads and don’t follow through with them. In 2023, make it a point to actually go on that fishing trip you’ve been dreaming of all winter. You can start to make it a reality by beginning to plan in earnest today.

There are any number of reasons why you should consider going on a fishing trip this year. Here are just a few of them:

A New Challenge

If you’re like many anglers, you have a favorite body of water to fish near your home. You may even have two or three. After enough trips, you can really start to understand the lake or river you’re fishing in. You’ll know where to find what species to find at a certain time. You’ll know what tactics to use to lure them in. You’ll become a master of that domain.

Travelling to a new location to fish in a lake or river that’s totally foreign to you can invigorate you by offering a new challenge. They may even have fish species that you’ve never had the opportunity before. This will help you sharpen your fishing skills, while also boosting your confidence as an angler. It’s also nice to see a new, potentially more remote area of nature that you’ve never travelled to before.

Strengthen Social Bonds

Fishing is a great hobby for so many reasons, especially because it allows us to become closer to friends and families. This is why so many anglers have “fishing buddies” and why so many parents who fish get their children into the sport. While it’s great to spend a few hours per week out on the water with a friend or family member, going on a fishing trip provides an even better opportunity to build those bonds. You’ll spend several days to a week together, helping each other and doling out advice as you take on the challenge of fishing in an unfamiliar body of water. Fishing trips with friends and family are a great way to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Relax and Get Away

Life can be stressful, littered with endless responsibilities and annoyances. The COVID-19 pandemic made things worse by making travel and enjoying a vacation infinitely more difficult. A fishing trip offers not only the opportunity to get away from work and life, but the chance to do so while consistently engaging in your favorite hobby. As a bonus, many of the best fishing trip locations are in remote areas, allowing you to relax in the quiet of nature.

Stay in A Lodge

If you’re going to go on a fishing trip, you should make sure you’re going to be able to focus on fishing as much as possible. Nothing allows you that opportunity more than staying in a lodge. When you stay in a lodge, you’ll get quite a few things that you wouldn’t otherwise get if you stayed in a hotel near the body of water you’re fishing.

The first benefit is easy access to the water without a commute. Then, of course, you may have the option of fishing with a guide if that’s something that you want. You also will not have to worry about meals as the lodge should provide you with breakfast and dinner at the very least and perhaps even a prepared lunch. And, of course, you can’t beat the comfort of a beautifully furnished lodge in a remote, peaceful area.

If you’re looking for a place to stay on your next fishing trip, consider Anderson’s Lodge in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada.  We’ll set you up with beautiful accommodations and an excellent dining experience to ensure you have the best possible experience on your trip. If you have any questions or want to make a reservation, please feel free to contact us today!