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Mother’s Day is the perfect occasion to show an outdoorsy mom how special she is. Giving her a trip or booking a charter for the family is sure to be a memorable experience that everyone will love. Picking the right trip can be complex depending on her or her family's preferred type of fishing. To help you pick a special trip for your mom or wife, here are our top five Mother’s Day trips.
Trout live in pristine streams, which are often in some of the most beautiful and scenic areas. Broken Bow, Oklahoma may not have the same reputation for fly fishing as Montana, but the trout are amazing and the environment is stunning. If the mom you have in mind would love to spend the day in a beautiful place catching gorgeous fish, Kit is the guide for you.
Kit has been running trips on the Lower Mountain Fork River inside Beaver’s Bend State Park for years and knows these waters like the back of his hand. Kit has also been fly fishing since he was eight, allowing him to cater his trips to anglers of all skill levels. As an interesting side note, the Real Housewives of Dallas recently spent the day fishing with Kit.
With Mother’s day being a spring celebration, catching redfish in Charleston’s rich inshore waters is perfect for a family or husband and wife trip. Charleston has incredible fishing in the backwaters and flats surrounding the area that are only minutes away from the dock. While the fishing is top-notch, the city also has a vibrant culture, delicious food, and gorgeous beaches that are perfect for a relaxing trip.
Captain Johnston has been running the flats and backwaters around Charleston for years and always knows the perfect spot to catch fish. Depending on the length of your trip, where you fish might change, but inshore fishing in South Carolina almost always comes through with some giants. If you want to make sure you’re getting the best mothers day trip to Charleston, you can be sure that with Johnston you’re in good hands.
Nearshore fishing in the spring can almost guarantee the amberjack and snapper bite will be on fire. The nearshore reefs and wrecks in Destin mean the water there is teeming with fish. With mother’s day falling in the middle of peak bite for reef fish, taking a trip out with Captain Taylor will likely result in having an action-packed day on the water.
Bottom fishing is a laid-back, sit-and-wait approach that can easily hook up with some massive fish. But if your momma loves a challenge, then targeting amberjack is the perfect experience because they pack a huge punch.
The Florida Keys are an enchanting place, and the beautiful blue water and tropical weather are easy for any mom to appreciate. However, if the mom you’re shopping for wants to chase big fish, then heading to Key Largo to catch swordfish with Captain Eric is sure to put a smile on her face. Swordfish trips are unique because they use both surface fishing and deep water tackle.
Catching one is also no easy task, with swordfish easily capable of weighing over 1,000 pounds. A fish this big can take hours to land, but it will also be a Mother's Day memory that will last a lifetime. If your mom loves a deep sea adventure, Key Largo is the perfect spot.
While this might sound like the opposite of a Mother’s Day gift, it’s actually an opportunity for everyone to win. Both my mother and my aunt love getting outdoors and have been on plenty of fishing trips, but they love having a tranquil morning more. If the mom you’re celebrating would thoroughly enjoy some rest, relaxation, peace, and quiet, then treating her to some pampering while the rest of the family heads out on a fishing trip might be the perfect gift. At the end of the day, everyone will be energized and refreshed in different ways. If this is the perfect move for your family, you can find a nearby trip with one of our guides here.
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