Both hiking and fishing are more rewarding when you can get away from the crowds and have the freedom to explore new places. Besides, stopping to catch a few fish is also a great way to catch your breath and enjoy the scenery. Here’s how to combine these two outdoor pursuits into one awesome experience.
The type of fishing gear you need depends a little on the fish in the areas you’ll be hiking. Think ultralight spinning or spincast combos for trout, sunfish and crappies. Or a stouter, medium rod and reel for bass, walleye and pike.
Most Zebco rods break down into two or more pieces to fit in or strap on a backpack. Better yet, check out our Telecast telescoping combos for an even smaller solution. To learn more about what to bring with, have a look at our Hiking + Fishing Checklist.
The fewer anglers that hit a lake or a stream, the better chances you’ll have at catching fish because they won’t be as wary. So when you’re looking at routes, consider hitting trails that see a little less hiking and fishing pressure. Now get out there. And we mean way out there.