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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best 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.
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.