When Huckleberry Finn set sail down the Mississippi, he was searching not for freedom, but for a wish-granting fish that would change his name to something sensible. Wish upon a fish of your own with today's Groupon: for $30, you get a three-hour fishing charter from Gone Fishin' Bait and Tackle in Cuyahoga Falls (a $60 value). Fishers can bring their own poles and tackle, or rent a pole for an additional fee.
Gone Fishin' treats anglers to a three-hour pontoon cruise along the Cuyahoga River, complete with live bait available for purchase to net the legless gill breathers of their dreams. Over the course of this riparian journey, bait wranglers can vie for the attentions of smallmouth and largemouth bass, bluegill, catfish, crappie, perch, and northern pike, all while listening to the Cuyahoga waters babble and giggle like a baby being tickled while it gargles. As a courtesy, Gone Fishin' provides its human participants with water. The wizened, down-to-earth fishmasters guide vengeful pupils with a plethora of fishing tips and advice. The family-friendly trip includes hourly giveaways and an end-of-charter prize to whoever catches the largest fish (by length) or befriends the most humanlike tree.
Alcohol is prohibited at this event.
Gone Fishin' Bait and Tackle
Stocked with know-how and all the necessary tools, the staffers at Gone Fishin' Bait and Tackle guide fishing trips on Springfield Lake and beyond. The store equips crews with bait, lures, and fishing poles, ready to aid in an angling expedition or plucking the toupee off of a villainous middle-school vice principal. After stocking up, fishermen go solo or join up with one of Gone Fishin's guided pontoon tours that traverse sparkling waters, taking in views of the surrounding foliage.