Cast your line and hold on for the adventure of a lifetime.
Once on property at Omni Hotels & Resorts, it’s understandable that you’d be reluctant to leave, considering the luxurious amenities, the gorgeous pools, the impeccable service, and the award-winning spas. That is unless you’re an avid fisherman. Because at several Omni properties, the lure of world-class fishing is too powerful to resist. Of course, the upside is that all the lavish pampering offered by Omni is waiting at the end of your fishing trip.
At Omni, you will discover fishing experiences to challenge all levels. Here are six fishing destinations with information on rates, tackle rentals, guided excursions, and advice to help you build memories – along with a proverbial fish tale or two of the one that got away.
On-site or off, the fishing is first-class.
Located in south Pennsylvania’s scenic Cumberland Valley, Omni Bedford Springs Resort offers more than just unrivaled luxury and AAA Four Diamond Service. You’ll also find on-site fishing in a magical setting at Red Oak Lake or Shobers Run. Bring your own tackle, or rent a rod and reel at the Tally Ho Sport Shop.
Or opt for fly-fishing, one of the fastest-growing sports. Off-site locations are many, but fly-fishing outings are contingent on water conditions. Pennsylvania fishing licenses are available online, and reservations can be made through the Tally Ho Sport Shop.
Guides and outfitters offer fishing experiences right from the private waters of the resort.
Trophy Florida large-mouth bass are ferocious fighters and love the lake habitats located at ChampionsGate. Expert guides will hook you up with one of these monsters. Omni Outfitters offers both shore and kayak fishing with artificial baits. Bluegill and black crappie also lurk in the depths, so you never know what you’ll get into. Guides – experienced in both spin and fly-fishing – will customize your experience, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned angler.
A Virginia fly-fishing vacation you’ll never forget.
Some of the best Virginia fly-fishing is offered on the beautiful private waters of the Cascades Stream. Anglers will experience a renowned trout fishery through some of the area’s most scenic landscape. Catch-and-release only, and fly-fishing is preferred.
Orvis-trained guides are available for both fly-fishing lessons and guide services on the private Blue Ribbon stream, which has wild and stocked rainbow trout. Licenses, stream use permits, and fishing gear are available at Allegheny Activities, located on the shop corridor. Two-hour to full-day packages include stream permit, all equipment, and guide service.
Seasonal fly-fishing is also available on the Upper and Lower Jackson River. Spend a half day or full day fishing for rainbow, brown, and occasionally native brook trout that inhabit this area. Full-day outings include lunch.
Float fishing is a unique form of fly-fishing that allows two anglers along with a guide to experience several miles of the beautiful Lower Jackson River below Lake Moomaw. Anglers should plan for a full day of fishing (six hours) and should be able to physically get in and out of the boat and wade through shallow areas. Lunch is included. This activity is seasonal and available starting in late spring when the water levels on the river begin to drop. A Virginia fishing license and National Forestry stamp are required.
Countless readers and moviegoers have been introduced to the pleasures of fly-fishing by A River Runs Through It. Now you can test your angling skills firsthand with a skilled guide who will provide you with a one-hour clinic of fly-casting techniques on dry land. Experience the feel of a rod in your hand as you learn to land a fly on the spot of your choice. Available year-round, weather permitting.
One-Day Homestead Fly-Fishing School
The Omni Homestead Fly-Fishing School offers an exhilarating day of fly-fishing instruction. Spend the day with one of the resort’s Orvis Endorsed guides learning fly selection, casting, fishing techniques, essential knots, equipment, entomology, and the secrets behind water and currents. Available April through November.
The types of fishing are as varied as the fish you’ll catch.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, located north of Jacksonville on Fernandina Beach, is situated amid the splendor of the Atlantic Ocean and the beauty of a natural setting. It’s also a fisherman’s paradise.
Red Maple Lake and Aury Island contain a variety of freshwater species including bream, bass, and catfish. A license is not required to fish these private freshwater ponds, and a catch-and-release policy is observed.
On the other hand, Walker’s Landing and some of the brackish water lagoons off the marsh feature tarpon, redfish, trout, flounder, and many more.
Paddle your way to where the fish are. This guided outing will take you to a number of largemouth bass fishing holes. Tour includes all tackle and paddle instruction.
Enjoy fly-fishing as fantastic as the surrounding landscape.
A historical summer White House of presidents past, Omni Mount Washington Resort is the ultimate outdoor playground. In the White Mountain National Forest, you’ll experience natural settings and some of the best fishing around.
Try your hand at angling the Ammonoosuc River as it runs right through the resort. Or plan an outing to any of a number of local rivers and streams, including some of New Hampshire’s most pristine fly-fishing destinations.
Land a trophy at the stocked pond beside the main driveway to the resort. But first, head down to the Stone Pillar Lodge, between the Golf Clubhouse and the tennis court, to grab your gear.
Discover the natural beauty of the Texas coast and unparalleled deep-sea fishing.
Corpus Christi, the state’s largest coastal city, is situated along 131 miles of Texas coast. There are virtually limitless choices for water sports, including some of the world’s best deep-sea fishing.
While fishing guide services aren’t offered directly through Omni, their concierges are more than happy to help you set up any kind of fishing excursion you may want. Here are a few options to consider:
Trout Tracker Guide Service specializes in Trophy Trout, and offers a full-day charter, which includes at least eight hours of fishing time, usually from about 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Laguna Madre Anglers offer guided charters to several areas including Laguna Madre, Land Cut, and/or Baffin Bay in pursuit of red fish, trout, red snapper, flounder, and drum.
Captain Len’s Fishing Guide Service has been rated number one through TripAdvisor for the second year in a row. This private charter launches from a private dock and will take two to five anglers at a time, usually departing at daylight with a return scheduled for later in the afternoon. You can expect to catch a variety of fish including speckled trout, redfish, black drum, and flounder. Weather permitting, you’ll also fish the gulf for red snapper.
Every fishing adventure should have a happy ending.
Whatever fishing adventure you choose, Omni Hotels & Resorts will exceed your expectations. And that’s before you return to the property from your excursion on the water, feeling the pleasant ache in your back from a day of pulling in a catch, and greeted by an associate who will quickly remind you why Omni appeals to the most discerning adventurer. Come discover what a true getaway feels like.