50 States of Fishing: Volume 8

Vermont to Wyoming

By Debbie Kay

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’s a quick look at

photo credit roilbroil
photo credit roilbroil

fifty states worth of what to catch and where to get started:

 

Vermont

Season: Mostly spring thru fall.

Best Known For: Trout, cold water lake and stream fish.

Fishing License Agency: Vermont Fish and Wildlife

Link to online license purchase

Cost of a Visitor’s License: $21 dollars for a day, $51 dollars for a year, $249 dollars for five years.

Virginia

Season: Year-round.

Best Known For: Bass, warm water lake and stream fish, saltwater fishing.

Fishing License Agency: Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Marine Resources Commission

Link to online license purchase

Cost of a Visitor’s License: $10 dollars for 10 days, $25 dollars a year for saltwater.  Freshwater ranges from $8 dollars per day (additional $47 dollar trout stamp required for trout fishing) to a lifetime nonresident permit for $555 dollars.  An additional lifetime trout stamp can also be purchased for $555 dollars, or it can be bought annually.  If you buy a lifetime pass for a child under two, it only costs $250 dollars.

Washington

Season:  Year-round.

Best Known For:  Saltwater fishing, salmon, steelhead and trout fishing, shellfish.

Fishing License Agency:  Fish and Wildlife

Link to online license purchase

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  Separate licenses available for freshwater, saltwater and shellfish/seaweed collection.  Combo licenses and military discounts are available.  Runs from $9.70 dollars for a 3-day razor clam and $20.15 dollars for a day combo license to annual passes at $36.10 dollars for shellfish, $59.75 dollars for freshwater, $84.50 dollars for saltwater, and $124.65 dollars for a combo license.  Endorsements available for steelhead and Puget Sound crab.

West Virginia

Season: Year-round.

Best Known For: Streams and lakes, both warm and cold water species.

Fishing License Agency:  Department of Natural Resources

Link to online license purchase

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  $37 dollars for an annual pass with a $16 trout stamp.  $3 dollars a day.

Wisconsin

Season:  Year-round with ice fishing.

Best Known For: Lake fishing, cold water large fish, great lakes fishing, sturgeon.

Fishing License Agency:  Department of Natural Resources

Link to online license purchase

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  First-time buyers discounts available for the first license you buy or the first in ten years.  $50 dollars for an annual personal license, with the option of spending $65 dollars for an annual family license.  $10 dollars a day, stamps available for inland trout and Great Lakes salmon.  Additional short-term license options are available on the website.  Sturgeon requires an additional endorsement.

Wyoming

Season:  Mostly spring thru fall.

Best Known For: Trout streams and some reservoirs.  Excellent cold water mountain streams.

Fishing License Agency:  Wyoming Game and Fish

Link to online license purchase

Cost of a Visitor’s License:  Runs from $14 dollars a day to $24 dollars a year.

 

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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