Fishing came about due to the need for food, survival of the fittest. The cave men needed to feed their families. Fish are swimming around aimlessly. Sharpen a stick, have a quick hand, and the family has a meal. The meal is good. The family wants more. The cave man sharpens more sticks. The rest is history.
Jump to today and fishing is still a way to catch food. It is also a competitive sport. There are record books recording the biggest trout fish, the heaviest bass. There are entire lines of fishing equipment for any type of fishing you might be interested in. There are fishing expeditions. Hence, you can plan your own trip with the guys, the kids or the whole family if they are interested, or you can have one planned for you. People have made a living out of fishing. Restaurants are serving all kinds of fish, and obviously they need to have an ongoing supply.
What is the best time of year for fishing? What is the best place for fishing? The answers to these questions lie in the type of fishing you are planning to do. Tuna fishing is a night sport, the boats leave at night and the best tuna are caught off the shore. Crabbing is done close to the shore, and may or may not be considered fishing. Crabs are not caught with a fishing pole.
There are seasons for fishing, times of the year when you have the best chance to catch the particular type of fish you are seeking. The research is endless. Fishing for a living can be grueling, exhausting work, fishing for sport just as grueling, mastering techniques and making sure to have just the right bait, tackle and line for the type of fish desired. Whether they fish for a living, for leisure, or for sport, fisherman love their fish, and everything that comes with them.