Give dad a well-deserved break on June 20 and take him fishing for Father’s Day! Fishing provides dad with a great opportunity to bond with family and creates lasting memories that mean more than any store-bought gift. Just imagine the look on dad’s face when he lands the perfect largemouth bass or fights to reel in a massive catfish. Better yet, he will be proud when you land the big one. Whether dad is an avid angler or casual fisherman, a pair of licenses for you and your father is an easy and economical way to show him you enjoy spending time with him. Fishing licenses can be purchased conveniently online here.
If the angler happens to be 64 years old, the gift of a fishing license carries the added benefit of serving as a special lifetime license for the price of the regular Alabama resident license, which is only $12. Lifetime licenses are also available to all anglers, and the price varies by age.
June is one of the best times of the year to fish in Alabama. Special fishing areas, such as Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes and Alabama State Parks, have fishing piers and mowed areas for bank access that are perfect for reeling in bream, catfish, and bass. Information on public fishing lakes in alabama can be found here.
The two primary rules when fishing with the family are to have fun and be safe. When fishing by boat always wear a life jacket. Sunglasses and hats provide protection from the sun and stray hooks. Insect repellent and sunscreen can also make the fishing trip more comfortable.
Remember that catching fish is certainly exciting, but if the fish aren’t biting take the time to talk with dad; you’ll be glad you did. By creating a new Father’s Day fishing tradition, you will create lasting family memories that remind dad of how much you care.
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Parks, State Lands, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.