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List of the Best U.S. States for Fishing ranked from best to worst. Fishing can be enjoyed by the most avid sportsmen or a young boy experiencing his first great day on the water with his father. Which U.S. State is the best for fishing? That depends on if you are hoping to take home a trophy or just happy to take in some natural beauty. Vote on this list of the best U.S. States for fishing and we will see which state is supreme.

Wisconsin offers outdoorsmen some of the best muskie and small mouth bass fishing in the country surrounded by beautiful, green landscapes. Idaho is a popular destination for fishermen who frequent the Salmon River that is filled with trout and steelheads.

When it comes to fly-fishing, Florida can't be beat. The Everglades as well as the waters of the Florida Keys are heavily populated with a variety of species. Another great state for fly-fishing is Montana. With beautiful mountain views and fresh spring creeks, Montana offers fishermen ideal surroundings and ample opportunities to bring home some trout.

Which US State is the best for fishing? Vote on this list and let us know what makes your favorite state great for fishing in the comments section.
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39 34
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Michigan 1837-01-26

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2
39 36
Florida is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Florida 1845-03-03

3
55 56
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Minnesota 1817-12-10

4
28 27
Colorado is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Colorado 1876-08-01

5
27 26
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Idaho 1890-07-03

6
30 31
Montana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Montana 1889-11-08

7
27 30
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Louisiana 1812-04-30

8
35 45
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Wisconsin 1848-05-29

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19 24
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Wyoming 1890-06-10

10
18 23
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Oregon 1859-02-14

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18 26
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
South Carolina 1788-04-23

12
20 29
Texas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Texas 1845-12-29

13
12 18
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
ascates added North Carolina 1789-11-21

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28 41
California is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
California 1850-09-09

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14 23
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
North Dakota 1889-11-02

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15 25
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Pennsylvania 1787-12-12

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12 24
Utah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Utah 1896-01-04

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10 24
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Iowa 1846-12-28

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10 28
New York is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
New York 1788-07-26

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10 28
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Georgia 1788-01-02

21
9 27
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Ohio 1803-03-01

22
7 24
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Kentucky 1792-06-01

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10 30
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
New Jersey 1787-12-18

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11 32
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Arizona 1912-02-14

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7 25
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
South Dakota 1889-11-02

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8 29
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Arkansas 1836-06-15

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6 25
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Kansas 1861-01-29

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6 26
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Oklahoma 1907-11-16

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6 28
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
Illinois 1818-08-26