Our Best Fishing Jokes | Reel Coquina Fishing

If you love fishing and enjoy a good laugh, you'll love our collection of the funniest fishing jokes. We have clever one-liners, corny jokes, and longer funny stories—something for everyone. These jokes are perfect for passing the time on your fishing trips or making your friends laugh.

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The Funnier Fishing Jokes


Many Kinds of Fishing Jokes

Fishing requires time and patience. So to pass the time, what's better than some funny jokes while fishing? There are many fishing joke themes out there:

  • One-liners
  • Corny fishing jokes
  • Kids jokes
  • Long fishing jokes
  • Fishing humor

And more! Whether you're looking for a laugh or trying to impress your fishing buddies with your wit, we've got you covered.

Top One-line Fishing Jokes

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Let's warm up with one-liners that are also safe for children.

  1. Why did the fisherman put his money in the freezer? He wanted cold hard cash!
  2. What do fish say when they hit a concrete wall? Dam!
  3. I Don't know why my fishing buddy is worried about the recent flu virus. He never catches anything!
  4. What do you say to a fisherman on his birthday? Hope you have a reely good day!
  5. Give a man a fish, and you'll feed him for the whole day. Teach a man to fish, and you'll get rid of him for the whole weekend!
  6. You can tune a guitar, but you can't tuna fish. Unless, of course, you play bass!
  7. What do you call bad bait? A fail-lure!
  8. I became a professional fisherman but discovered I couldn't live on my net income!
  9. Why did the fisherman hang up on his boss? Because he had something on the other line!
  10. Where do fish spend their money? In the river bank, where else?
  11. How do you make an octopus laugh? With ten-tickles!

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    Corny Fishing Jokes

    A corny fishing joke might not be the funniest thing in the world, but it'll definitely make everyone laugh. Funny fishing jokes are always a hit, but sometimes a bad fishing joke does the job. Here are a few and apologies in advance!

    • What do you call a girl hanging off the side of a fishing boat? Annette!
    • Why did the fish blush? Because it saw the ocean's bottom.
    • Sorry, I told those bad fishing jokes. I feel gill-ty!
    • Why did the fish get kicked out of school? It was caught with seaweed!
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    Long but Good Fishing Jokes

    Ready for some long (and funny) fishing jokes with a good punchline? Here are three good ones!

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    #1: Fishing on a frozen lake

    "It was a cold winter day. An old man walked out onto a frozen lake, cut a hole in the ice, dropped in his fishing line, and waited patiently for a bite. He was there for almost an hour, without even a nibble, when a young boy walked out onto the ice and cut a hole in the ice next to him.

    The young boy dropped his fishing line, and minutes later, he hooked a Largemouth Bass.

    The old man couldn't believe his eyes but chalked it up to plain luck.

    Shortly after that, the young boy pulled in another large catch. The young boy kept catching fish after fish. Finally, the old man couldn't take it any longer.

    "Son," he said, "I've been here for over an hour without even a nibble. You've been here only a few minutes and have caught a half dozen fish! How do you do it?" 

    The boy responded, "Roo raf roo reep ra rums rrarm."

    "What was that?" the old man asked.

    Again the boy responded, "Roo raf roo reep ra rums rarrm." 

    "Look," said the old man, "I can't understand a word you're saying."

    The boy spat the bait into his hand and said... "You have to keep the worms warm!"

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    #2: Pet fish

    "A woman is walking on a beach in Texas carrying two fish in a bucket. A game warden walks up and asks to see her fishing license.

    “I don't have a fishing license,” says the woman.

    “You know it's illegal to fish without a license, right?” asks the warden.

    “I wasn't fishing, officer. These Redfish are my pets.”

    “Your pets?”

    "Yes, officer. They like a little exercise, so when the weather's fine, I take them to the water and let them swim around. Once they're done, I give them a whistle, and they jump back into my bucket, and we head home."

    The officer isn't buying a word of it, so the woman says, “Don't believe me? Watch!” and she throws the fish into the sea.

    The warden waits for a minute, then says, "Alright, now whistle to your fish and make them jump out of the water."

    The fisherwoman turns to the officer and says, “What fish?”


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    #3: Canadian ice fishing

    A Canadian angler had a few too many beers and decided to go ice fishing. He grabbed his gear, stepped out onto the ice, and started to cut a hole when he heard a booming voice shout:


    The man jumped up and looked around but didn't see anyone. He carried on cutting into the ice, and again, the voice boomed:


    Still nobody. Was he going mad? The man stumbled to a new spot and started drilling another hole when the voice shouted for the third time:


    The man looked up into the blinding light and said, "Is that you, God?"

    The voice answered, "NO, YOU IDIOT. IT'S THE MANAGER OF THE ICE RINK!"

    Fishing on the brain!

    Top 12 Kids Fishing Jokes

    Ahoy, young anglers, and joke enthusiasts! Ready to dive into a world of giggles? We've got a boatload of the most fin-tastic kids' fishing jokes that will make you the star of the schoolyard. Whether you're a budding fisherman or just love a good chuckle, these jokes are perfect for sharing with friends and family.

    1. Where do fish sleep? On a water bed!
    2. What do you say if you find a fish using the toilet? Did I catch you at a bad time?
    3. Why do fish live in saltwater? Because pepper makes them sneeze!
    4. What do you call a fish with no eye? A fsh!
    5. What does the Loch Ness monster eat? Fish and ships!
    6. What kind of music should you listen to while fishing? Something catchy!
    7. What do fish take to stay healthy? Vitamin Sea!
    8. Why are fish good lawyers? Because they like to de-bait!
    9. Why are fish so smart? Because they live in schools!
    10. What is the most fun game for a family of fish to play? Salmon says.
    11. What do you call a fake koi fish? A de-koi
    12. What do you call a fish with a tie? So-fish-ticated!
    13. Why did the fish always know how much it weighed? Because it had its own scales!
    14. What do you get when you cross a fish with an elephant? Swimming trunks!
    15. Why did the fish get bad grades? Because it was below sea level!
    16. What do you call a fish that practices medicine? A sturgeon!
    17. Why did the fish stay after school? To improve its current grades!
    18. What do you call a fish that wears a crown? A king-fish!
    19. Why did the fish go to Hollywood? It wanted to be a starfish!
    20. What's a fish's favorite musical instrument? The bass guitar!


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      Good Fishing Humor to Contemplate Life

      Now, let us share this timeless, well-known story that will make you not just smile but contemplate life.

      A fisherman and a businessman parable

      A successful businessman on vacation was at the pier of a small coastal village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The businessman complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

      The fisherman proudly replied, “Every morning, I go out in my boat for 30 minutes to fish. I'm the best fisherman in the village”.

      The businessman, perplexed, then asks the fisherman, "If you're the best, why don't you stay out longer and catch more fish? What do you do the rest of the day?"

      The fisherman replied, "I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, spend quality time with my wife, and every evening we stroll into the village to drink wine and play guitar with our friends. I have a full and happy life."

      The businessman scoffed, "I am a successful CEO and have a talent for spotting business opportunities. I can help you be more successful. You should spend more time fishing and, with the proceeds, buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from the bigger boat, you could buy several boats. Eventually, you would have a fleet of fishing boats with many fishermen. Instead of selling your catch to just your friends, you can scale to sell fish to thousands. You could leave this small coastal fishing village and move to the big city, where you can oversee your growing empire."

      The fisherman asked, “But, how long will this all take?”

      To which the businessman replied, “15 – 20 years.”

      “But what then?” Asked the fisherman.

      The businessman laughed and said, "That's the best part. When the time is right, you would announce an IPO, sell your company stock to the public and become very rich. You would make millions!"

      “Millions – then what?”

      The businessman said, “Then you would retire. Move to a small coastal fishing village where you would sleep late, fish a little, play with your kids, spend time with your wife, stroll to the village in the evenings where you could sip wine and play your guitar with your friends.”

      Have fun fishing!

      Thanks for joining us on this comedic journey through the world of fishing jokes! Whether you're out on the water waiting for the next big catch or simply sharing a laugh with fellow fishing enthusiasts, we hope these jokes added a splash of humor to your day.