Go Fishing for Mother’s Day

Go Fishing for Mother’s Day
 
Mother’s Day is all about Mom. Many mothers like to take a break from the ordinary and do something fun outside. Fishing gives families a specific activity to do while outside, and it is an excuse to be outdoors. Start a tradition on Mother’s Day this year by taking her fishing.
 
Mothers appreciate any opportunity to bond with their family, and time together outdoors is a great facilitator of relationship building. Spring weather has stabilized by early May, and research shows that May and early June are the best time of the year for catching numbers of bream, catfish, and bass. Information on catching freshwater fish in Alabama can be found at www.outdooralabama.com by searching for fishing tips.
 
When fishing with the family, two important rules are paramount: have fun and be safe. Certainly, catching fish adds to the excitement, but one can have fun fishing without hooking a single fish. To make the fishing trip more enjoyable remember to bring along plenty of water, soft drinks and snacks. Remember that on Mother’s Day, the food and drinks are not Mom’s responsibility.
 
Taking mom fishing will allow her to relax, enjoy your company, appreciate nature, and create long lasting family memories. When taking mom fishing on Mother’s Day remember these words: But if no fish I catch at all, successful I’ll still be. For I’ve been fishing, had a ball, and for a day been free.
 
If you do not fish often, remember the goal of fishing is to have fun and be safe. When fishing from the bank, everyone should watch where they walk. Special fishing areas, such as the Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes and Alabama State Parks have fishing piers and mowed areas for bank access.
 
Safety is an important component of any activity, and fishing is no different. When fishing by boat, all anglers should wear their personal flotation device. Sunglasses and hats should be worn for sun protection and as protection from any stray hooks. Insect repellent and sunscreen can also help eliminate two problems associated with outdoor activity, mosquitoes and sunburns.
 
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.