Fishing on Thanksgiving morning is a beloved tradition for many families. A peaceful time on the water with loved ones just before the weather gets too cold is a popular way to spend the holiday. In the spirit of the tradition, popular online charter booking platform FishingBooker compiled a list of the 11 best towns in the United States to fish on the holiday. Right here in Delaware, Millsboro earned the number one spot, and for good reason.
The charming Delaware town is home to both Millsboro and Ingram ponds. Plus, it’s just a short drive away from Delaware’s coast and access to the Indian River Inlet, a popular location for competitive sport fishing. The surrounding bodies of water offer opportunities for both saltwater and freshwater fishing, which means a wider variety of fish available.
If you want to add your latest catch to the Thanksgiving spread this year, Millsboro is truly a land full of opportunity. Depending on where you settle, there’s a good chance you’ll encounter bass, bluegill, crappie, perch, wahoo, tuna or mahi mahi.
The spirit of Thanksgiving is also rooted in United States history. This is, in part, why Millsboro is perfect for a Thanksgiving fishing trip. Along with the opportunities for a great catch, Millsboro is home to several nationally registered historic sites to visit. Learn about Native American history at the Nanticoke Indian Museum, the only Native American museum in Delaware. Also in Millsboro is the Isaac Harmon Farmhouse, one of the first properties in the area to be owned by a Native American family. Celebrating history after catching your own festive dinner is great way to round out a family holiday with loved ones before going home to enjoy a family feast—complete with freshly-caught fish!
To book a fishing charter around Millsboro any time, check out Charters Near Millsboro on FishingBooker.
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