If your idea of the perfect day is a fishing rod in one hand and your favorite cold beverage in another then this is the month for you.

August is National Fishing Month and it is more than a hobby, it's a passion.

It's no surprise that some of the most passionate anglers in America are on the waters here in the Tri-State area.

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New research commissioned by Mr Gamble shows that Minnesota and South Dakota are among the states that issue the most fishing licenses.

The North Star has the sixth most licenses per 100,000 residents, at 24.8. All tolled, Minnesota issues about as many licenses as any state, with more than 1.4 million.

South Dakota is right behind with 24.7 licenses issued per 100,000 people or a total of 221,699.


  1. Alaska (59.1)
  2. Wyoming (42)
  3. Montana (37.9)
  4. Idaho (26.9)
  5. North Dakota (26.8)
  6. Minnesota (24.8)
  7. South Dakota (24.7)
  8. Maine (24.5)
  9. Wisconsin (22)
  10. Oklahoma (17.8)

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