America The Best US States for Fishing  

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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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168 133
Florida is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1845-03-03

2
165 137
Minnesota is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1817-12-10

3
110 104
Michigan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1837-01-26

4
91 83
Texas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1845-12-29

5
92 89
Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1812-04-30

6
78 83
Montana is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1889-11-08

7
92 104
Wisconsin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1848-05-29

8
73 90
Colorado is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1876-08-01

9
59 74
Idaho is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1890-07-03

10
39 47
North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
ascates added 1789-11-21

11
48 67
Oregon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1859-02-14

12
33 50
Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1836-06-15

13
42 64
South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1788-04-23

14
31 49
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1788-01-02

15
37 59
New York is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1788-07-26

16
39 63
Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1890-06-10

17
54 87
California is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1850-09-09

18
24 42
Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1792-06-01

19
25 44
Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1907-11-16

20
30 52
Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1787-12-12

21
29 52
Iowa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1846-12-28

22
26 49
North Dakota is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1889-11-02

23
26 51
Utah is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1896-01-04

24
20 42
South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1889-11-02

25
24 50
Ohio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1803-03-01

26
23 50
Illinois is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1818-08-26

27
25 58
Arizona is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1912-02-14

28
16 50
Kansas is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1861-01-29

29
20 61
New Jersey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best US States for Fishing
1787-12-18