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Angler Catches a Fish in All 50 States [News]

Avid angler David Howard has completed his goal of catching a fish in all 50 states. He made an effort to target trophy-sized fish with light tackle, while also practicing catch and release.

According to The Roanoke Times, avid angler David Howard has created a very special—and difficult—quest. He has caught a fish in all 50 states. 

He had always liked fishing, but his adventures didn’t often lead him out of his native state of Virginia. While at a Las Vegas bachelor party in 2007, he didn’t feel like doing the “normal” Vegas activities. Instead, he hired a fishing guide for the first time in his life and has been hooked ever since. 

Howard chronicled his journey on his website, fishingthefifty.com. It took him 8 years and 10 days to reach his goal. 

He didn’t do it the easy way, either. He specifically targeted trophy-sized fish with light tackle while practicing catch and release. By the time he was finished, he caught more than 75 species, including recognized trophy fish in 28 states. 

Read the entire article by Bill Cochran here. It’s a very interesting read!


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