Saturday, December 4, 2021

Six Reasons To Go Fishing




Capt. Pete Rapps

Fishing is an activity that has been going on since man first met water. Fishing is a hobby for some people and a way to make a living for others. If you’ve ever thought about learning how to fish, or brushing up on your rusty fishing abilities, there’s never been a better time to take that step.

Just in case you need a good reason to get out that rod and reel, we’ll give you six of them:

Number Six: It reduces your stress levels. Many people fish as a way to relax and get away from the daily stresses of life. Communing with nature is a way to experience freedom that you don’t get in the daily grind. The sound of the water, the breeze on your face; there’s nothing artificial that can create this kind of satisfaction.

Number Five: You can bond with others. Fishing together is the perfect way to increase your social bonds with friends, family, and loved ones. Teaching others how to fish passes along good feelings and gives you a chance to feel good about what you know. If you have children, taking them fishing is an experience that will last them a lifetime; and they’ll thank you for it.

Number Four: You’ll reap the health benefits. Being outdoors on a regular basis can encourage a healthier lifestyle. With so many Americans being overweight or even obese, getting exercise from fishing sounds a lot better than running on a treadmill. Plus, what can be healthier than eating today’s fresh catch instead of a fast food meal?

Number Three: Nature will begin calling to you. When you stay in the city and go to the office day in and day out, you become accustomed to it. Get out into

Photo by Capt. Pete Rapps: Golf buddies Ray, Bob and Charlie changed up their routine and went fishing. Now they’re hooked.

Photo by Capt. Pete Rapps: Golf buddies Ray, Bob and Charlie changed up their routine and went fishing. Now they’re hooked.

nature for just a day, and you’ll suddenly want to do it more often. We tend to forget the way that being in the woods or water can make us feel; terrific!

Number Two: It’s just fun to do. Some people go to the movies, some people go bowling, and some people go fishing. Fishing is a hobby that you can learn to do and continue to pursue whenever you have a moment or two to get out and do something fun. And what a thrill it is to rise to the challenge of catching that elusive fish.

Number One: You’ll somehow feel better about yourself. As you master the skills needed to become a really good fisherman, you’ll see your self-esteem skyrocket. It’s a personal and social development tool that can last through your lifetime; after all, you’re never really too young or too old to fish.

I hope that these forecasts serve as educational and beneficial to you, and that they will help you become a better angler. If you have any questions or would like to book an instructional charter, please contact us by email at, or call

Contact Capt. Pete Rapps by email at or by phone 239-571-1756. Captain Rapps’ Charters & Guides offers year round expert guided, light tackle, near shore, and backwater fishing trips in the 10,000 Islands of the Everglades National Park, and springtime tarpon-only charters in the Florida Keys. Capt. Rapps’ top-notch fleet accommodates men, women and children of all ages, experienced or not. Between our vast knowledge and experience of the area, and easygoing demeanors, you are guaranteed to have a great day. Book your charter 24/7 using the online booking calendar, and see Capt. Rapps’ first class website for booking info, videos, recipes, seasonings, and more at

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