As the official start of summer, June is an exciting time for fishing in many places. The weather is warmer and people begin shifting into vacation mode, planning trips, and looking to add some adventure to their lives. June fishing can be prolific in many diverse climates, offering countless opportunities for your next big trip. If you’re searching for a little inspiration, we’ve got you covered. Check out our list of adventurous June fishing destinations and what species you’ll catch while you’re there.
1. Tarpon in Florida
Tarpon are a migratory fish species that can be found in schools along the coast typically starting in April and throughout the summer. Look for the notoriously-named “silver kings” near inlets, rivers, and passes. Be ready for an adrenaline-pumping fight as their average weight ranges from 100 to 200 pounds.
2. Yellowfin Tuna in Hawaii
The heavyweight favorite of sportsmen and women everywhere, yellowfin tuna will thoroughly exhaust even the most seasoned fish fighter. The bite in the North Pacific Ocean is hot in the summer, making Hawaii a hotspot for targeting tuna.
3. Marlin in the Dominican Republic
June is one of the best times to fish for the powerful predator, the marlin. Blue and white marlin can be found hungry and hunting along the north coast of the Dominican Republic.
4. Salmon in Alaska
The first run of King Salmon show up in the rivers starting in June and continues to be prime fishing well into July. Popular with fly and conventional gear, this is a bucket list trip you won’t soon forget.
5. Bonefish in the Bahamas
Who doesn’t love a good tropical vacation? Pair it with world-class bonefishing on the turquoise Bahamas flats and you have a true fisherman’s paradise.
If you’re opting for a staycation this year, June lake fishing can be just as productive. As you’re planning your June fishing trip, be sure to check into licensing requirements no matter where you go. Now get out and enjoy the great outdoors!