fishing

February can be a difficult month for singles. While candy isn’t the exclusive domain of people in relationships, chewing on chocolate hearts by itself can negatively amplify your reality. Celebrate your love of fishing this Valentine’s Day and find new outdoor hobbies for singles that you will love.

1. Fish for a new species of fish

Variety is the spice of life. So look for a new fish and a new challenge! Aim with a different spinning device in a way that is different from your normal catch.

2. Fish sooner than ever before

Every angler knows their way around early mornings, but this winter you should consider casting even earlier! You may find the fish bite better than usual – because they aren’t waiting for you! Then, maximize your extra morning hours by going to the gym or hiking, then indulge in breakfast with a good book.

3. Fish with a friend

Fishing may be your solo escape from the world, but consider introducing a quarantine buddy or coworker from your COVID bubble into your favorite hobby. Find the next free fishing weekend in your state and teach someone how to hook a hook, cast and wrap their catch and share your love for fishing.

4. Cook a new fish dish

This hobby starts outdoors with a rod in hand and fish at the end of the line and ends with you trying a new preparation in the kitchen. Cooking a new fish dish is creative AND delicious, and it can add to your love of fishing!

COVID has changed what we can do and where. When you need a break from the lockdown life, try one of these 8 outdoor hobbies for singles.

Jeff Bogle

Jeff is a father to teenage daughters, avid travelers, photographers, and freelance writers. He has written stories for Fodor’s, Reader’s Digest, Parents’ Magazine, Good Housekeeping, PBS, and Esquire, among others, about family travel, outdoor recreation, the environment, parenting, and more. Find him on his blog, OWTK.com and on Instagram @OWTK. Jeff is also the editor of the quarterly literary zine Stanchion