If you don't have time for a real fishing trip, try a Fishing Video Game. These games are also a way to introduce children to fishing.
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Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream is a fishing game like no other! Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and even feel of fishing as you experience the most realistic fishing game ever! Reel Fishing: Angler's Dream offers beautiful, picturesque fishing locales, from calm, tranquil lakes to the beaches of tropical paradises. You'll feel like you're really in nature as you listen to the gentle lapping of waves, the call of distant birds, and the splash of hungry fish ready to be hooked. You'll battle more than forty different types of fresh and saltwater fish in your quest to become a master angler.
Rapala Pro Bass Fishing 2010 pits players against real-life fishing pros on top freshwater lakes across North America - only the finest techniques and equipment will determine who is the best of the best. For the first time ever in a fishing game, the competition is set up in a professional tournament structure and the action is presented as a live TV event with announcers (including Barry Brueland, the voice of InFisherman TV), live updates, competitive leader boards, analysis, and heart-pounding final weigh-ins. The competition gets tough as you fish through over 20 tournament events on your quest for the season trophy.
The Strike combines authentic environments based on real lakes, engaging gameplay with accurate fish and lure behaviors, and a highly interactive fishing pole controller that allows players an immersive fishing adventure. Players can enjoy 3 different game-play modes including Quick Fish, Career and Bass Pro Shops Invitational Tournament, or compete with friends in mini games like boat races and casting challenges. The lifelike fishing pole peripheral lets the player cast, jig, set the hook, and fight as if a real fish were on the other end of the line.
Fishing fun for the whole family is here with fast-paced, arcade style action made for Kinect. Full-body motion controls allow players to mimic the key actions of real life fishing. With over 20 species of fish that can be caught, this light-hearted and fun fishing game brings friends and family together for a fishing trip thatís sure to be remembered!
The sun is out, the fish are biting and your tackle box is filled with 20 different types of lures. With content created exclusively for the Wii, you'll motor out, find your favorite fishing hole, cast off using the Wii Remote and snag one of four types of bass. When you hook a fighter, your motion sensor will let you know, so hang on and enjoy the ride!
A whole new species of fishing game, Rapala: We Fish brings the wacky fun of Wii gameplay to fishing, and vice-versa. Experience fishing in ways you never thought possible as you race your motorboat to capture the best fishing holes and reel in the biggest pile of fish before your friends beat you to it. But you had better hurry. Not only will you have to land the biggest and best fish out there, but you'll also have to speed back to the finish line before time runs out to claim victory.
Go from amateur fisherman to pro angler in Kevin VanDam's Big Bass Fishing. Compete in tournaments with expert advice from KVD himself as you angle for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. Be careful though - these fish are ready for a fight, so choose your lure wisely or you could end up with an empty boat and wounded pride. Master your approach, and you'll be giving KVD a run for his money!
"Lake Masters" is a bass fishing game for the original Xbox. You get the realistic thrill of bass fishing and majestic nature as the game makes use of the graphics power of the Xbox. The game uses a lure rod and action, so it's possible to enjoy the glow of battle with a bass. "Lake Masters," has three game modes: the "arcade mode," a timed mode where you compete based on the weight of the bass caught; the "free fishing mode," the so-called practice mode, where you can set freely location, weather, time zone, and enjoy the bass fishing in the setting of your choice; and "simulation mode", a mode where you can participate in various competitions, obtain the lure and rod, & earn prizes and prize money.
In Shimano Xtreme Fishing you'll use rod & reel, bow and arrow, and a spear gun and SCUBA to go after more than fifty varieties of fish and fend off hungry predators like sharks, alligators and piranhas. Swim and boat through exotic environments ranging form the cold, dark waters of a North American lake to a roaring Amazon waterfall. Experience eerie submerged Mayan ruins, the hidden lagoons of a southern island and the shark-infested waters of a tropical sea. You'll be using the very best gear including Shimano Voltaeus fishing rods, Hoyt bows, AMS bow fishing reels and Muzzy arrow points.
Put your angling skills to the test in the best bass locations in North America. Fish in 6 great lakes: Lake Wylie, Clear Lake, Lake of the Ozarks, Lake Amistad, Logan Martin Lake, and Lake Okeechobee. Compete in 20 events, as well as Open Fishing and Quick Challenge modes.
Cast your line and set your hook for fishing fun with the Core Gamer Wii Fishing Rod Controller. Packed with Aksys Wii tiel Hooked! Real Motion fishing. Universally created for your Nintendo Wii and compatible fishing game software. Enjoy great fishing action without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. The fully functional rod and rotating reel simulates a natural fishing experience. Don't let the big one get away.
Discover the beauty of the sea and take part in various activities such as swimming, exploring marine life or cataloguing tropical fish with this new Touch! Generations title. The beauty of Endless Ocean is that you can do as much or as little as you like. The relaxed and calm atmosphere of the game gives you the freedom to explore special locations such as shipwrecks and underwater ruins, discover and interact with sea-life, complete fish logs or simply relax in the soothing environment. The game begins with you onboard a diving boat, with a crewmember that provides advice and tips on finding the best locations for fish and helps you advance the storyline. Assume the role of the diver, opting to go into the water to explore sea-life at your own pace utilizing tools such as a camera or fish bait.
Welcome to Deadliest Catch: Sea of Chaos. You'll become a captain of a crab boat as you try to make your fortune under the most difficult conditions known to man. The decisions you make as a captain, as well as your skill at performing tasks on a crab boat, will determine your success or failure in the Bering Sea.
Risk it all for the ultimate pay off. Bone-crushing crab pots, razor-sharp hooks, sub-zero arctic winds and the unpredictable Bering Sea conspire against the brave fishermen in the quest for red gold - Alaskan king crab. Based on the Emmy-winning series, this game challenges your skill, strength and stamina in one of the world's deadliest - and most lucrative jobs.
Battle 40-foot waves, storms, ice and a nearly 100-percent crewmember injury rate in the dangerous hunt for undersea riches on the Bering Sea with the new video game Deadliest Catch Alaskan Storm. The game was inspired by Sig, Edgar and Norman Hansen - three brothers who have made their living crab fishing on the Bering Sea aboard their family's fishing vessel, the Northwestern.
Cabela's Monster Bass takes you to the hottest bass locations in North America where your angling skills will be put to the test. Race your bass boat to your favorite fishing hole and hook into a monster trophy bass for the fight of your life. Fish in 24 tournament events where you will need to fill your live well with only the biggest bass.
Gold's Gym Cardio Workout for the Nintendo Wii brings your own personal Gold's Gym cardio trainer into your home. Gold's Gym is the largest gym in the world and is known for leading the industry in personal training, so expect to shape up fast. It's a fun way to exercise and maintain a healthy body using your Nintendo Wii.