Family trip or fishing trip? If you’re debating whether vacation days should go toward a family outing or days on the water, you might be asking the wrong question. A better question is where to can take your family on a fishing-themed vacation this summer. If that’s the question you’re ready to ask, we’ve got the answers, and we’ve even considered that odd idea that everyone might not want to fish all the time!
Snow-capped peaks bound the ultra-clear lakes that are the namesake of Mammoth Lakesin California’s Eastern Sierra. Dozens of lakes pepper this region, and virtually all receive heavy stockings of trout (including some very big trout). Various resorts cater to family travel with cabins, campsites and boat rentals, and trout fishing is the main attraction. A boat isn’t critical, by the way. The shores of various lakes provide access to excellent fishing, and several tumbling trout streams offer opportunities to wade for both stocked and wild trout.