7 Fishing Trips You Should Spend Your Tax Return On

The worst part of tax season is over and now we’ve moved into that happy world where people are starting to get their tax returns. Some people waste their tax returns on frivolous things like a new car, a fancy dinner, or Christmas gifts for their children. We at Amberjack know what really matters. Whether you got a couple hundred or a couple thousand in the mail, we’ve got the perfect fishing trip to treat yourself to.

Fly Fishing for Stripers off Long Island

Flats fishing in New York? Capt. Vinny Catalano is a premiere fly fishing guide based in North Shore of Long Island, sight casting to striped bass, bluefish, and false albacore. Capt. Vin just posted a fishing report earlier this week, and the bite is on right now off Long Island!


Saltwater Fishing in Key Largo

Whether you want to fish the flats and the mangroves for bonefish, snook, and tarpon or head out to sea to chase sailfish and mahi mahi, Captain Dave Perkins has got you covered. With a fleet of 3 boats suited to all of Florida’s fishing environments and 25 years of experience in the area, this is a great way to spend your tax return.


Fly Fish the Farmington River, Connecticut

The end of tax season means the beginning of spring, and in trout rivers everywhere that means dry fly fishing. According to a recent report from our buddy Steve at Fly Fish the Farmington, the Hendrickson hatch is going strong, and streamers and nymphs are working great. Just an hour and a half from Manhattan and the lowest cost on this list, this is a fantastic option for a guided fishing trip to spend your tax refund on.


Deep Sea Fishing in Hatteras, North Carolina

The Gulf Stream is fishing great off the coast of North Carolina. We’ve heard from the Hatteras Harbor Marina that numerous billfish were caught and released this week, as well as mahi mahi, wahoo, and black and yellowfin tuna. If you’re a deep sea fisherman that likes big gear and big fish, this is a great option for you.


Fly Fishing for Trout in Oregon

Oregon is home to some of the United States’ best trout rivers. River’s Bend Fly Fishing Guides takes clients to some of Oregon’s most famous stretches of water, including the Deschutes and the Rogue River – to name a few. They also teach fly fishing classes, so if you’re looking to spend your tax return picking up the fly fishing hobby, look no further!


Shark Fishing in San Diego

Head south for a few days and book a trip with California Shark Fishing out of San Diego. These guys are the best shark fishing guides for San Diego’s multiple different shark species, including the mako, thresher, and blue shark. Shark fishing is good all year round, so you can use that tax return now to treat yourself in a few months. This is also one of the more affordable deep sea charters on this list.


Fly Fishing in New Orleans

New Orleans is not only one of the most fun cities in the world, but it also hosts some of the world’s best fishing. The redfish and jack crevalle fishery in this part of the country are unparalleled, and there is good fishing year round. You can spend your nights in downtown New Orleans and then wake up early and be casting to redfish before the sun comes up. This is a great option for the whole family.