You do not have to be an aficionado or even a skilled adventurer of the outdoors in order to enjoy a great fishing experience; it is just a really great chance to relax and enjoy some time with the guys.
Normally your budget will play a part in where you land, but there is usually a river or lake fairly close to where you live so that even a one day trip can be arranged for little money. Just gather up the minimum gear and drive over for a day of blissful relaxation and fun; but if you are looking for a real fishing vacation you need to decide what kind of fishing you want to do.
If you are interested in deep sea fishing and the workout that you can get from reeling in a 250 pound marlin then for around $600 you and your friends can rent a “forty footer” and spend the day fishing the tropical warm waters of South Padre Island in search of the big one. If you are more inclined to enjoy fly fishing then you can head for the rivers and streams in the Rocky Mountains for some of the best tasting salmon you have ever had.
Where you stay and the type of lodging will depend upon what adventure you are embarking on; if you are opting for the fly fishing type of excursion you may want to consider what is called the Gentleman Farmer method. It is basically like a hotel in the woods, you get picked up at the airport taken to their hotel where you will be entertained and fed. They provide things like the guide, boat and even fishing lessons if so desired; however it can be a rather pricey trip so you may want to make it a group thing and split the costs involved.
Of course, you can always enjoy the true meaning of nature and go camping; cooking and drinking around a campfire is a great way to relax after a long day of fishing. Just keep in mind that the further away that you are from a more established type of campground the fewer number of amenities you will find.
Of course, before embarking on your adventure be sure that you have all of your paperwork in order; fishing license, any maps you may need and if camping in a park then you will likely need a park permit. Oh, and don’t forget to bring an extra ice chest to take home all of the fish you are going to catch.