5 Facts That Prove Fishing in Minnesota is Awesome [SPONSORED]
In the Land of Lakes, it isn't hard to justify how fishing here is pretty amazing. Here are five facts you may not have known that make fishing in Minnesota even sweeter!
Minnesota is ranked first nationally in sales of fishing licenses per capita, with about 1.5 million licensed anglers in the state. That means that about one in three people in Minnesota are active fishermen and fisherwomen.
Minnesota has 5,493 fishable lakes and 18,000 miles of fishable streams and rivers. Of those, 5,400 lakes are managed by Minnesota DNR Fisheries. Also, 3,800 miles of trout streams are also managed by DNR Fisheries.
The average Minnesotan spends 15 days fishing each year, and we're pretty sure they all wish it was even more. Of all Minnesotans that fish, 84% of them never fish anywhere but in Minnesota.
The most popular fish to go fishing for in Minnesota surprisingly isn't the walleye. Crappies and other panfish are the most popular, followed by walleyes and then northern pike.
The first step of getting out to one of the thousands of fishing spots in Minnesota is making sure you have a valid fishing license. Getting yours is now as easy as a couple of clicks from your home computer.