50 States of Fishing: Volume 7

50 States of Fishing:  Volume 7

Rhode Island to Utah

 

As a part of the Sunday Series, Angler’s Club Magazine has put together a brief list of fishing information to help you get started planning your fishing vacations next year.  Here is a quick look at fifty states worth of what to catch and where to get started:

 

Rhode Island

Season:  Year-round, including ice fishing

Best Known For: Trout streams and saltwater fishing

Fishing License Agency:  Department of Environmental Management

Link to online license purchase: https://www.ri.gov/DEM/fishinglicense/

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  Freshwater:  $35 for a year, $16 for 3 days.  $5.50 for a trout stamp.  $11 for a two week saltwater license.

South Carolina

Season:  Year-round

Best Known For: Warm water stream fish, coastal saltwater fishing, bass and other lake fish

Fishing License Agency:  Department of Natural Resources

Link to online license purchase:  http://www.dnr.sc.gov/licenses/pricingnonresident.html

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  Saltwater or Freshwater:  $105 for a 3-year, $35 annual, $11 for two weeks.  Special licenses are available for equipment like jugs, gill nets, hoop nets, etc.  Public Piers and Charter Fishing come with their own licenses, meaning fishers on these structures don’t need a permit.  Special military pricing is available.

South Dakota

Season:  Mostly Spring-Fall

Best Known For: Streams–  trout, paddlefish (requires a stamp).

Fishing License Agency:  Game, Fish & Parks

Link to online license purchase: https://apps.sd.gov/gf79license/login.aspx

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  $16/day, $37 for 3 days and $67 for either one adult or a family.  Includes daily limit plus frog and turtle limits.

Tennessee

Season:  Year-round

Best Known For: Warm water stream fish and bass lakes

Fishing License Agency:  Wildlife Resources Agency

Link to online license purchase:  https://www.tn.wildlifelicense.com/index.php

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  Without trout, it ranges from $20.50/day to $50 per year.  With trout, it ranges from $61.50 for ten days to $99 per year.

Texas

Season:  Year-round

Welcome_to_Texas_sign,_2008Best Known For:  Lake fishing (bass),  streams with warm water fish, saltwater gulf fishing.

Fishing License Agency:  Parks and Wildlife Division

Link to online license purchase:  https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/ https://tpwd.texas.gov/business/licenses/online_sales/

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  $16 for a one-day all water package, includes a red drum tag.  $58 for freshwater annual, $63 for saltwater annual, $68 for an annual combined license.

Utah

Season:  Mostly Fall-Spring with some limits during the summer dry season

Best Known For: Trout streams and stocked reservoirs

Fishing License Agency:  Division of Wildlife Resources

Link to online license purchase:  https://secure.utah.gov/hflo/main/serv1/index.html?server=serv1

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  Goes from $16 for three days to $75 for a year.  Multi-year passes are available for $74 per year up to five years.  Reciprocal multi-state permits are available for Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge.

 

Do you have any fish stories or comments about your favorite state to fish?  Any additional information  you’d like to see in our series?  Let us know.  Please leave your thoughts in the comments below.  Happy Fishing.

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