Top 5 Thanksgiving Break Fishing Locations 2020

November 13, 2020

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Thanksgiving is a time for families to gather and give thanks. Typically there’s a few extra days available for travel, shopping, and preparing for the next holiday. Or, how about adding a fishing trip to the itinerary? 

Across the country, families are visiting areas that are not their regular stomping grounds. Why not branch out and explore a new-to-you area and discover a new fishing hole or species? Search FishAnywhere.com for a local guide who can help ease the stress and offer some tips for local fisheries. No matter where you’re traveling this Thanksgiving, a fishing charter is a great option for your crew.

Those of us in the FishAnywhere.com offices plan on traveling near and far from our headquarters (located in Orlando, Florida) this Thanksgiving. Here are the fishing locales that await members of our team, maybe these are near where you’re traveling this year too…

St. Petersburg, Florida

St. Petersburg, Florida is located on the west coast of Florida, neighbors with Tampa and Clearwater. There are so many opportunities for bending the rod in the area: from Tampa Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing the world’s longest pier is also an option. Basically, the entire area is filled with fantastic fisheries vying for our attention. Inshore species include redfish, snook, Spanish mackerel, and mangrove snapper this time of year. Snook are certainly around as well, although they can become a bit sluggish in cooler water.

If you’re in the St. Petersburg area, consider booking with any of our local captains to get out on the water. The perfect St. Petersburg fishing trip is waiting for your group! 

Jacó, Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a sport fishing paradise, and Jacó is at the heart of it all. Anglers fishing closer to the shore will likely be targeting the elusive Roosterfish. This bucket list fish puts up an incredible fight, and has an exotic appearance with spikes streaming off of its dorsal fin. They are found exclusively in warm, Eastern pacific waters, making Costa Rica a prime destination for targeting this species. 

Although the roosterfish certainly creates an appealing angling opportunity, the real Costa Rican draw for anglers is the billfishery. White, black, striped, and blue marlin all swim off of the Costa Rican coast, and the fishing in November is hot. 

Jacó is located on the west coast of the country, about 100 kilometers west of Costa Rica’s capital, San José (that’s just over 60 miles, about a 90-minute drive around the mountains). If your travels take you to Costa Rica this fall season, we highly recommend a Pacific Ocean fishing adventure. Departing from Jacó, Playa Herradura, or Quepos are great options.

Charleston, South Carolina

One of our favorite fisheries on the entire eastern seaboard is Charleston Harbor. The redfish population is simply unbelievable during the fall season. Charleston Harbor is a very productive fishery throughout the year and has some of the best views of the city. While redfish are a popular fall species, trout also show up in good numbers and sizes. It’s a day of bent rods with as many as 20 or 30 catches in just one outing. If you’re going to be in the area as well, check out these local guides who can accommodate your Charleston Harbor fishing trip.   

Houston, Texas

Galveston Bay is just one of the Lone Star state’s prime fishing spots. Redfish, trout, and flounder all show up in good sizes and numbers during the fall months, so Thanksgiving really is a great time to schedule your trip. Or check out any of these Texas bays while you’re in the area. You can’t go wrong with a Texas fishing trip, no matter what time of year you visit!

Orlando, Florida

FishAnywhere is headquartered in Orlando, and members of our team are certainly eager to wet a line. The numerous lakes around Central Florida can keep us busy when we’re not working. While theme parks and beaches call to many of our tourists, the lakes of Orlando and Kissimmee are known to locals as top bass producers. 

And the fall season is a great time to schedule an Orlando fishing trip. The weather isn’t too hot, which also helps to keep the bugs away. Although largemouth bass are spawning in the Spring months, there is still plenty of action during the Fall as well. If you’re in the area, this is a great time to reserve your Orlando fishing trip.

Your Thanksgiving Fishing Charter

Will you find yourself in any of these destinations this Thanksgiving? No matter where your travels take you, search FishAnywhere.com for a local charter captain and book your Thanksgiving adventure today!

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