What’s better than fishing? Not much. There are few things more peaceful than being out on the water early in the morning or late in the evening, casting a line out and waiting for the big one to hit. Even if it’s just a small fish you catch on an ultralight reel, the feel of a fish hammering against the line as you fight it is unlike anything else in the world. You don’t need a boat or the fanciest equipment. Just a hook, a rod and reel, and a worm on the banks of a lake or pond is everything you need. Of course, you can get as complicated as you want with it and try out fly fishing. Either way, the sport teaches patience, practice, and ritual to fool a fish into biting your lure. Fill up a tackle box and head out alone, go out with a group, or take a kid and teach them to fish, and just enjoy the fun. Whether you’re out to catch a big trophy bass, or just want to catch enough to have dinner for the evening, fishing is the kind of sport that sticks with you for your entire life.