Social distancing requirements have curtailed the number of entertainment options available to most Americans, but, as always, the great outdoors is there if you need it.

If you've opted for more fishing than usual this year you're probably not alone. But if you're a duck hunter, fishing offers a chance to prep for the fall season as well as a safe, leisurely and fun way to get out of the house.

Ducks Unlimited writer Chris Jennings notes a number of ways you can plot and plan to improve the chances of bagging your limits this year, all while casting a line on the water and staying socially distant.

Summertime lakes and rivers offer a good chance to spot duck habitats to which you might circle back in a couple of months. Jennings checks in with experts for information on ways to spot potential duck hot spots during the hot months.

"A resurgence in angling interest has been reflected in increased fishing license sales in several states while social distancing orders were in place," Jennings writes. "But summer fishing adventures are also great opportunities to scout for productive new hunting spots for early teal or the general waterfowl season."

For expert advice on what to look for when on the water or at its edge, read more here.