RBFF launches expanded fishing and boating spot locator

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The nonprofit Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF) has launched an expanded “Where to Fish and Boat” locator that identifies places to fish and boat in all 50 states, the group reported in a statement today.

With a database of over 10,000 locations, visitors can find places to fish and boat that are close to home or far away and have access to all the information they’ll need to quickly and easily plan a day on the water, RBFF stated.

“We want people to know that fishing and boating is easy and accessible, even for today’s often overscheduled family,” said Frank Peterson, Jr., president of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation. “Takemefishing.org now hosts the Web’s largest database of fishing spots, along with an unprecedented complement of how-to information. It’s now possible to plan a fishing or boating trip on the spur of the moment and find everything you need in one, easy-to-access location.”

The ‘Where to Fish and Boat” feature lets visitors search the Take Me Fishing database for destinations located within a short drive of any city or zip code. Search results are compiled and paired with fishing license information, local regulations, fishing reports and other local fishing and boating information, all on one page.

To help families plan a day of fishing, takemefishing.org tapped the expertise of state wildlife agencies and outdoor writers to identify the top three destinations located near major cities across the country. Each of these places is designated as a Family Fishing Hot Spot. These places to fish and boat are close enough for a day trip and offer conveniences for families, including parking, bathrooms, shore access, boat ramps and an abundance of fish.

Each Family Fishing Hot Spot entry provides detailed information about the location. Families can learn about the species of fish, the best times to go and the family-friendly amenities offered at each destination. Each entry also helps identify the best fishing holes within each hot spot and the top techniques recommended for catching various species, RBFF reported.

The takemefishing.org web site offers information on a variety of fishing and boating topics, including: the best places to fish and boat in their area; convenient access facilities, such as launch ramps, marinas and fishing piers; services, including charter operators, boat sales and rentals, fishing retailers and bait and tackle shops; and educational information, including how to choose the right boat, where to take boating safety courses and links to local fishing organizations.

  • For more of the latest news, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *