Similar to sewing hammocks out of plush bathrobes and guzzling reverse energy drinks, fishing is a sufficient method of helping people to relax. Trade needle and thread for bait and hook with today’s Groupon: for $17, you get a one-day jon fishing-boat rental at Wilgreen Lake Marina in Richmond (a $35 value). Gas and life vests are included in the cost of boat rental.
From 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, Wilgreen Lake Marina rewards fishing volitions at its lagoon, stocking schools of piscatorial options in a serene, natural environment. Pit your finest chartreuse rooster tail or live bait against the crafty evasions of bluegill, catfish, sunfish, megalodons, and largemouth bass as they wiggle through the shore-concealing deciduous growth. Idle-speed-only waters keep boaters relaxed and wakeboarding gangs impotent, and a cozy full-service marina stocks bait and boasts handicapped facilities for fishers of all motilities. Guests can also take a pass on fishing and use the rental to leisurely cruise around the lake, taking time to absorb the tranquil surroundings while heckling fish from an oxygen-rich vantage point.
Wilgreen Lake Marina
Jon boats and pontoons putter across the calm waters of Wilgreen Lake Marina, while just beneath the surface, bass and bluegill flit past fishing lines. Founded by passionate bass angler Randy Nunley, the idle-speed marina strives to serve as a fisherman’s oasis. In addition to the rental fleet, a bait shop peddles live bait, tackle, and waterproof love notes for luring in fish. Nunley also fires up competitive spirits with annual bass tournaments.
520 Wilgreen Lake Rd.
Richmond, Kentucky 40475