Published By OutdoorsFIRST Media Published January 31, 2017
For three years, RBFF has produced a list of the Top 100 Family Fishing & Boating Spots in America to help families and newcomers to the sport find a great spot to get on the water. While the goal is similar for this year, the newly-revamped Best Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat for 2017 promotion will take a new approach.
In previous years, RBFF has asked states to nominate some of their top family-friendly places to fish and boat. That list was then presented to our fans on social media for a nation-wide vote. At the end of the voting period, the scores were tallied and the list of top places was published.
This year, we are introducing a new method of creating the list to include a wide variety of industry experts, media, state representatives, social media fans and influential celebrities. Thus, instead of ranking the places based on consumer voting, we are listing the best of the best, according to experts and influencers!
This new Best Places format will make it easier for stakeholders to promote the great opportunities to fish and boat in their state. Having a wide variety of sources name their favorite places to fish and boat will give the locations more clout, helping to promote these great places to fish and boat to the media and consumers. Additionally, having fishing and boating prominently featured in media across the nation will help keep these activities in the minds of consumers, benefiting our industry partners.
We've sent a survey to all of our state agency contacts to vote on their favorite place to fish and boat. Voters are able to select a location that has been featured in last year's list or nominate a new favorite spot. Our industry partners and celebrities will also get involved by sharing their favorite places to get on the water.
We're hopeful this new approach will boost awareness of our nation's vast fishing and boating resources through an exciting list of the Best Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat for 2017, engaging fans and providing high-quality content along the way. Be on the lookout for results to be shared in early Spring.