It's the second-most popular outdoor activity in the country, and it's time for you to get your feet wet! Here's everything you need to fall hook, line and sinker for this classic summer pastime.

1. Educate yourself

For all the rookies out there, this website offers free tutorials, provides licensing and registration information based on your state and hosts its own blog! Learn everything from how to use the equipment to how to differentiate between species in one centralized location.

2. Find your place

Plan in advance - some places prohibit fishing! If you're unsure, check with your local fish and wildlife agency beforehand.

3. Take advantage of Free Fishing Days

Don't feel like applying for a fishing license? Fish on one of these scheduled dates and leave your worries at home.

Want more articles like this? Follow Great Day Washington on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram for more! Watch everyday at 9am on WUSA9.