Making a few summertime memories can be as simple as baiting your fishing pole! There are several great local places to take your child fishing. Don’t like worms? No problem. Fish will nibble at marshmallows, bread, cheese, or just about anything that will stay on your hook. Don’t forget to check your child’s scout guide if they participate in Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts, because many levels have fishing awards!
Lake Ridge Park reservoir provides good fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, crappie and catfish.
Leesylvania State Park offers pier fishing from March 1 to Nov. 1. Catfish, perch, largemouth and striped bass are typical. The park also offers children’s fishing tournaments on the first Saturday of every month and adult’s fishing tournaments on occasion, as well.
Occoquan Regional Park also offers fishing. The no-wake zones around the main dock areas make for peaceful water and lots of fish!
Prince William Forest Park– Specific portions of the lakes and streams throughout the park are available for fishing. Live bait is prohibited. For specifics, be sure to ask a ranger in the Visitor’s Center!
Have a favorite fishing spot? Leave a comment on this post and let us know where!