When it comes to getting back to nature, chilling out, and shedding off the stress and strain of day-to-day life, nothing does the trick quite like a big fishing trip.
This summer, when it comes time to round up your buddies, pack up your gear and hit the road, consider renting a 15-passenger van big enough—and comfy enough—to make the journey as memorable as the destination.
And destination-wise, consider one of the following.
North of all the go-to Delaware beaches (and the crowds that overrun them), you’ll find Lewes at the mouth of the Delaware Bay.
The unique location is perfect for surf, inshore bay, and ocean fishing—as well as offshore ocean and canyon fishing. While migratory fish like Atlantic mackerel, black drum, and tuna only offer up a small window of opportunity, resident species like bluefish, sea bass, and sea trout are around through most of the spring, summer, and fall months.
If you’re a tidal and saltwater angler, check out the Delaware Seashore, Fenwick Island, or the pier at Cape Henlopen. Freshwater anglers looking for bass, bluegill, and pickerel may want to explore Killens, Lums, and Trap Ponds.
And if trout’s your thing, you’ll find them in White Clay Creek.
Lake Champlain, NY and VT
Large and smallmouth bass, walleye, northern pike, chain pickerel, brown bullhead, channel catfish, yellow perch, lake trout, rainbow smelt—they’re all here. And they make Lake Champlain a worthy addition to any angler’s bucket list.
120 miles long with 500 miles of shoreline and 80 species of fish, it’s one of the largest freshwater lakes in the U.S.—and it’s consistently ranked by Bassmaster as one of the top bass fisheries in the nation.
But don’t let its size fool you. The Champlain Valley’s home to countless streams, rivers, lakes, and ponds, all of which offer easy access to extraordinary fishing.
Pymatuning Lake, PA and OH
With over 75 miles of shoreline, several marinas and a dozen boat ramps, this 14,600-acre recreation reservoir makes it easy to have a picture-perfect fishing experience.
The lake is stocked annually with walleye and muskie—and remains home to healthy populations of yellow perch, bluegill, crappie, catfish, sunfish and bass. And while the lake is open to pleasure boats, pontoons and all types of fishing vessels, there’s a 20-horsepower motor limit in place.
So consider a kayak or canoe—and a mellower, more relaxing kind of fishing trip.
Life is hectic. Life is hard.
But summer is here. And a fishing trip can be just what the doctor ordered.
So rent yourself a 15-passenger van and pick a spot to cast your line. There are plenty of remarkable spots to choose from—and plenty of unforgettable fishing to be had.
Find your 15-passenger van rental in southern Mass from Greenvans to make every mile of the journey something to remember.