A Snapshot of the U.S. Angler Population by Region

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Southwick Associates

A Snapshot of the U.S. Angler Population by Region

Ask a member of the sportfishing community in what region of the country anglers are most avid and you might expect the answer to be the Southeast, given well-known fishing meccas like the Florida Keys, or possibly the West, with California being such a hotspot for fishing. Indeed, Florida and California are consistently among the most popular sportfishing states. But this goes to show how relying on overall participation numbers can be misleading if that’s the main statistic driving strategies to grow the sport.