10 best fishing states
America is hooked on fishing — interest has been bubbling amongst hobbyists across the U.S., even beyond the pandemic as a way of “social fishtancing.”
So, which states are full of hungry fish or will leave you floundering for a bite?
To mark National Hunting and Fishing Day on Sept. 24, Lawn Love ranked 2022’s Best and Worst States for Fishing.
We compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on community interest, access to gear and bait shops, license affordability, and proximity to water sources among 22 total metrics.
See if your state sank or swam in our ranking and analysis below, and find a couple of fishing destinations to add to your bucket list while you’re at it.