101 Best Fishing Jokes That Have You Hooked [Free Joke Cards]

Last Updated on February 10, 2024 by Michele Tripple

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Get hooked on laughter with these fin-tastic fishing jokes! You are sure to reel in some good times with these fishing puns, one-liners, and witty fun as you tell about your catch of the day. Whether you’re an avid fisherman or just love a good joke, these fishy jokes are sure to make you laugh. Cast your line and dive in, and get hooked, laughing all night long.

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In our family, jokes are the secret to a good day. Not only do they lighten the mood and make everyone laugh, but they are the perfect icebreaker in some pretty awkward situations! Also, there is a good joke for every age and walk of like. So toss your line in and enjoy sharing these fun fishing jokes with your friends and family; they will hook you!

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  • What does the pope eat during lent? Holy mackerel!
  • How do fish go into business? They start on a small scale!
  • What is the richest fish in the world? A goldfish.
  • What do you call a small fish magician? A magic carpet.
  • While sports fishing off the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, “Are there any gators around here?!”. “Naw,” the man hollered back, “they ain’t been around for years!” Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming leisurely toward the shore. About halfway there he asked the guy, “How’d you get rid of the gators?” “We didn’t do nothin’,” the beachcomber said. “The sharks got ’em.”
  • Why can’t you tell a joke while ice fishing? Because it’ll crack you up.
  • What do fish use for money? Sand dollars!
  • A fisherman returned to shore with a giant marlin that was bigger and heavier than him. On the way to the cleaning shed, he ran into a second fisherman who had a stringer with a dozen baby minnows. The second fisherman looked at the marlin, turned to the first fisherman, and said, “Only caught one, eh?”
  • Where do football players go shopping in the offseason? The tackle shop.
  • What is the difference between a fish and a piano? You can’t tuna fish.
  • Which fish can perform operations? A sturgeon!
  • What did the fishermen say to the fish that swam away? “You bass-tard!”
  • If fish lived on land, in which country would they live? Finland.
  • What do you call a fish with a car? A carfish!
  • What swims in the sea, carries a machine gun, and makes you an offer you can’t refuse? The codfather.
  • What do you call a dangerous fish who drinks too much? A beer-a-cuda.
  • How many fishermen does it take to change a light bulb? One, but you should have seen the bulb, it must have been THIS big.
  • A man was fishing in the jungle. After a while, another angler came to join him. “Have you had any bites?” asked the second man.  “Yes, lots,” replied the first one. “But they were all mosquitoes.”
  • Retired colonel, talking of the good old days: “Have you ever hunted bear?” His grandson’s teacher: “No, but I’ve been fishing in shorts.”
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  • The little kid sat on the side of the road with a fishing line down the drain. Feeling sorry for him, and wanting to humor him, a lady gave him 50 cents, and kindly asked “How many have you caught?”  “You’re the 10th this morning,” the kid said.
  • What kind of musical instrument can you use for fishing? The cast-a-net.
  • What’s the difference between an angler and a dunce? One baits his hooks while the other hates his books.
  • Fisherman: “What are you fishing for sonny?” Boy: “I’m not fishing, I’m drowning worms.”
  • Frank said, “Gee, Bob, I didn’t know you had it in you!”  Bob replied, “It’s the least I could do. After all, I was married to her for 30 years.”
  • What do you call a fish that won’t shut up? A big-mouthed bass!
  • Why did the Vegan go fishing? Just for the halibut.
  • Three fishermen were fishing when they came upon a mermaid. The mermaid offered them one wish each. The first fisherman said, “Double my I.Q.” So, the mermaid did it and to his surprise, he started reciting Shakespeare. Then the second fisherman said, “Triple my I.Q.” And sure enough, the mermaid did it and amazingly he started doing math problems he didn’t know existed. The third fisherman was so impressed he asked the mermaid to quadruple his I.Q. and the mermaid said, “Are you sure about this? It will change your whole life!” The fisherman said “Yes”.  So, the mermaid turned him into a woman.
  • Why is it so easy to weigh fish? Because they have their own scales!
  • Where does a fisherman go to get his hair cut? The bobber shop.
  • What is the fastest fish in the water? motopike.
  • What you get when four men go fishing and one comes back not catching anything? Three men and a baby.
  • Why did the husband go fishing on Valentine’s Day? To catch his wife a bouquet of flounders!
  • What kind of music should you listen to while fishing? Something catchy!
  • Why did Batman and Robin quit going fishing together? Because Robin ate all the worms!
  • Why didn’t Noah do much fishing on the ark? He had only two worms.
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  • Two guys are talking about fishing. One says to the other, “I am NEVER going to take my wife fishing with me, ever again!” “That bad, huh,” his friend responded. “She did everything wrong! She talked too much, made the boat rock constantly, tried to stand up in the boat, baited the hook wrong, used the wrong lures, and WORST of all she caught more fish than me!”
  • How do fish get from place to place while playing golf? By golf carp.
  • Why do fish swim in schools? Because they can’t walk!
  • Where do fish keep their money? In a riverbank.
  • Three priests were fishing on a boat when they ran out of bait. The first priest got up and walked across the water to get some more bait. After two hours they ran out of bait again and the second priest said he would go get more bait, so he got up and walked across the water. After three hours of fishing, they ran out of bait again and the third priest said he would get more bait. So, he stepped out of the boat and went straight to the bottom. The first priest turned to the second priest and asked, “Should we have told him where the rocks were?”
  • A monastery is in financial trouble, so it goes into the fish-and-chips business to raise money. One night a customer knocks on its door. A monk answers. The customer asks, “Are you the fish friar?”  “No,” he replies. “I’m the chip monk.”
  • What’s a fish’s favorite musical instrument? A bass drum.
  • What is a fish’s favorite show? Name That Tuna.
  • Did you hear about the fight at the seafood restaurant? Two fish got battered!
  • Mother to daughter advice: Cook a man a fish and you feed him for a day. But teach a man to fish and you get rid of him for the whole weekend.
  • What did the fish say when it hit a concrete wall? “Dam!”
  • Why did the fish cross the road? Cause it was hooked!
  • What did the fisherman say to the card magician? Take a cod, any cod.
  • What do romantic fish sing to each other? Salmon-chanted evening!
  • What’s a sea serpent’s favorite meal? Fish and ships.
  • Where are most fish found? Between the head and the tail!
  • What fish sounds like a telephone? Herring, herring… herring, herring… herring, herring.
  • What do you get if you cross a trout with an apartment? A flatfish.
  • I went fishing with Skrillex once… It didn’t end well; he kept dropping the bass.
  • So, I was fishing, and I saw a shooting star! The reel jokes are in the comets
  • How many anglers does it take to change a light bulb? Four, one to change the light bulb and three to brag about how big the old one was and about the one that they would have changed, but “it got away.”
  • How many South Dakotans does it take to go ice fishing? Four. One to cut the hole in the ice, and three to push the boat through.
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  • George went fishing, but he had not caught one fish. On the way back to camp, he stopped at a fish store. “I want to buy three trout,” he said to the owner. “But instead of putting them in a bag, throw them to me.” “Why should I do that?” the owner asked. “So I can tell everyone that I caught three fish!” George said.
  • Have you seen the new fishing website? No, it’s not online yet.
  • What is the difference between a fisherman and a lazy student? One baits his hook, the other hates his book.
  • What sort of net is useless for catching fish? A soccer net.
  • What bit of fish doesn’t make sense? The piece of cod that passeth all understanding.
  • What kind of money do fishermen make? Net profits!
  • What do you get if you cross a salmon, a bird’s leg, and a hand? Bird’s thigh, fish fingers!
  • Two parrots are sitting on a perch. The first one says to the other, “Can you smell fish?”
  • How did the fish’s tail get stuck in the anchor chain? It was just a fluke!
  • What fish do road menders use? Pneumatic krill.
  • What is dry on the outside, filled with water, and blows up buildings? A fish tank.
  • Who sleeps at the bottom of the sea? Jack the kipper.
  • What did the sardine call the submarine? A can of people.
  • Why are sardines the stupidest fish in the sea? Because they climb into tins, close the lid, and leave the key outside!
  • Why do penguins eat fish? Because donuts get soggy before they can catch them.
  • Where do fish come from? Finland!
  • What do you get if you cross an abbot with a trout? A monkfish.
  • What kind of fish will help you hear better? A herring aid.
  • What do naked fish play with? Bare-a-cudas.
  • Why are fish cleverer than humans? Ever seen a fish spend a fortune trying to hook a human?
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  • Why are fish boots the warmest ones to wear? Because they have electric eels!
  • What was the name of Tom Sawyer’s fish? Huckleberry Fin!
  • Why are goldfish orange? The water makes them rusty.
  • What will Santa bring your fish this Christmas? A scale letrix.
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