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The Best US States for Fishing 

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Updated December 5, 2019 6.9k votes 1.6k voters 21.7k views 31 items

List Rules Vote up any state in America to take a trip to fish

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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Florida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1845-03-03
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Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1817-12-10
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Michigan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1837-01-26
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Texas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1845-12-29
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Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1812-04-30
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Montana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1889-11-08
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Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1848-05-29
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Oregon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1859-02-14
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Colorado is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1876-08-01
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North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
ascates added 1789-11-21
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South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1788-04-23
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Idaho is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1890-07-03
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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1788-01-02
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Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1890-06-10
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New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1788-07-26
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Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1792-06-01
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Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1836-06-15
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Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1787-12-12
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Washington is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
sammyreece04 added 1889-11-11
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Utah is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1896-01-04
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California is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1850-09-09
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Ohio is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1803-03-01
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South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1889-11-02
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Rhode Island is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
fpschristinah93 added 1790-05-29
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Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1907-11-16