Fishing is one of my favorite hobbies. I can remember my dad taking me fishing for the first time, which immediately hooked me for life. I have grown up in different parts of the country, which exposed me to different fishing methods and types. Living in the mid-west exposed me to the many different ways to bring in a catfish. Alongside catfish fishing was bass fishing. Living in the Rocky Mountains gave me an appreciation for fly fishing, which allows me to pursue the different species of trout and salmon.
My brothers also like to fish. We grew up fishing together, and many times our fishing trips turned into competitions. It started with the biggest fish or most fish leading to bragging rights, and now the winner gets a free lunch or dinner. One fishing game we play is that we take turns on a specific fishing hole. We set a limit of casts or time on that hole, and the person who catches the most fish or the biggest fish in the alloted limit wins. Or the game can be stretched out over an entire day on the river, lake or stream.
Fishing games are the most fun when played while actually fishing. But sometimes it just isn’t feasible to get out on the river to fish. Recently I have found it very difficult to coordinate with my brothers to go on a fishing trip. What I have found is that there are other options that bring fishing games home. PC fishing games and online fishing games allow you engage in a virtual fishing competition from the comfort of your own home. The Nintendo Wii has different fishing games to choose from as well, and can bring fun to the entire family. There are many options when looking for fishing games for kids, so starting with the Wii could be the right move. Sometimes, trying to get someone into fishing or hunting is best started out by playing hunting and fishing games on the computer or another game console.
There are also a lot of handheld fishing games, with the game system taking the shape of a fishing pole. These are not as popular or fun, but the Nintendo Wii again has a fishing pole controller, which adds a bit of realism to the game.
These fishing game options are not nearly as fun as the real thing, but with a little bit of imagination, they can bring a lot of fun home. If you are able to get out on the river or lake, try incorporating bass fishing games or fly fishing games into your outing with friends and family, it might make the trip a little bit more interesting.