5 Great Fishing Vacations


Fishing is an activity that often involves spending long hours out in the water. It is also a fact that anglers, whether hobbyist or professionals, all like exploring new bass fishing lakes and locations.

Sometimes this may involve having to travel to different states. In such situations, it becomes necessary to find a place to not only fish but also sleep overnight. Here are five of the best overnight bass fishing vacations you can take.

1. Lake Ford Lodge, Texas    1024px-Lake_McDonald_General_Store_MT1

Lake Ford Lodge is located at the intersection of State Highway 17 and State Highway 515 and it is a mere 70 miles from Dallas and just 29 miles from Canton.

It prides itself in occupying the best location on Lake Ford, and visitors can enjoy amenities such as a game room, outdoor grills, top guides, hot tub, a lakeside fire pit, meeting facilities and security gates to make you feel safer.

Bass anglers planning to visit Lake Ford Lodge would be delighted to know that the lodge also has a private boat ramp and a covered fishing pier both of which guarantee access to the best bass fishing spots on the lake.

The lodge has seven rooms all of which are cozy and homely. This makes Lake Ford Lodge more appropriate for family vacations and small professional team building events.Although largemouth bass is the most popular fish on Lake Ford, anglers can also catch white & black crappie, white bass, sunfish, channel catfish and also flathead catfish.

2. Highland Park Fish Camp, Florida     800px-Apalachicola_pond

Highland Park Fish Camp is located in Deland, and it is the place to go for the best overnight bass fishing vacation on St Johns River; the longest river in Florida.

The camp, which is family owned, has been around for 54 years and is renowned for being a productive largemouth fishing location all year round. Tucked in the wilderness (Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge), the camp is ideal for anglers who are traveling alone and those who are traveling as a family.

Visitors can choose to sleep in fully furnished cabins that have satellite TV or camp in a tent/RV on the Highland Park Campground. These options also have free Wi-Fi. Other attractions that anglers will love include a complimentary stocked bass pond for children,

St John’s River is mostly renowned for its largemouth bass. However, other types of fish can be caught in the area including bluegill, bream, speckled perch, warmouth, and shell crackers.

3. Dream Lake Lodge, Alabama    800px-Mohonk_Mountain_House_2011_View_of_Mohonk_Lake_from_One_Hiking_Trail_FRD_3247

If you plan on going to Alabama for an overnight bass fishing vacation, then you definitely ought to stay at the Dream Lake Lodge, 1700 Lake Side Drive, Livingston.

There are two lakes on location, Dream Lake I and II; the lodge is built on a point of Dream Lake II. The lodge has five bedrooms that each has two queen sized beds, a private bath, and Direct TV. One of the rooms has also been optimized for handicap access. The bunk room which is upstairs has two baths and six bunk-beds.

When combined, all the rooms can accommodate 22 people although larger groups can ask for special arrangements. With activities such as deer hunting, turkey hunting, hog hunting, quail and pheasant hunting, fishing, camping and even target practice, Dream Lake Lodge is the perfect for both family vacations and group activities.

Anglers looking for some action while at the lodge can fish on one or both of the Dream Lakes on a catch and release basis. Florida bass, tiger bass, bluegills, tilapia, and crawfish, can all be caught in the lakes. If you are lucky, you can even catch trophy bass.

4. Wollaston Lake Lodge, Canada  800px-Manitou_Beach_Saskatchwan_Gazebo_2010

Take the best overnight fishing trip at the Wollaston Lake Lodge in Saskatoon Canada. The lodge itself is located right at the mouth of the Umpherville Wollaston Lake in itself is more than 100 miles and is approximately 400 feet deep.The lodge offers visitors the chance to dine while taking in a spectacular 270-degree view of the lake.

The lodge also features a private conference room that can also be used as a hospitality suite, a workout room, an on-site licensed massage therapist and even a sauna. The Lodge has 20 cabins all of which have been optimized for comfort, and each of them can accommodate eight people.

Visitors can also relax in the lodge’s lounge which features a home theater system, satellite TV, shuffleboard, darts and a whole variety of other indoor games. Wollaston Lake Lodge is an ideal family destination although it can also be used for corporate retreats.

Fishing on the lake has traditionally followed the catch and release policy which encourages anglers to use the barbless hook. Anglers can catch northern pike, lake trout, walleye and even Arctic grayling fish in the lake.Other fishes that can be caught include yellow perch, Lake Whitefish, and both white & longnose suckers.

5. Deer Creek Lodge, Kentucky     Silver_Falls_Lodge_west_elevation_-_Oregon

Since 1978, Deer Creek Lodge has been considered among locations offering the best overnight bass fishing vacations in Sebree, Kentucky. There are two separate lodges within the lodge.

The first is the 10,000 square foot wing shooting lodge that stands on a hill dotted with thick tree cover. The second is the Lakeside Lodge, which also situated on a hillside offering a spectacular view of Deer Creek Lake.

Amenities that can be found in the lodge include an open bar, pool table, game tables, great room, spacious dining area, a wet bar, a private boat dock and a total of 7 rooms.

There is a full spectrum of activities that are offered at the lodge, and they include several forms of hunting activities, trophy bass fishing, golf, and horseback riding among other activities.The full range of activities coupled with the facilities makes Deer Creek Lodge an ideal destination for vacationing families as well as small corporate events and small group activities.

Deer Creek Lake has gained a reputation for being fertile ground for trophy bass fishing, and this is what makes it such an amazing destination for an overnight bass fishing trip.Florida F1 hybrid largemouth, crawfish, copper-nosed bluegill, red eared bluegill, flathead minnows and threadfin shad can all be caught here.

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