Fishing is big business in Minnesota!
Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 lakes and because of that distinction, fishing is a big part of their tourist industry.
But angling’s impact on Minnesota may be even greater than you realize. This awesome infographic really breaks down the incredible numbers on the amount of fish caught and all the money it brings in for residents of the Gopher State.
Anglers spend $50 million on bait alone each year in Minnesota? Wow! I guess if you’re going to open a bait shop, Minnesota is the place to be.
In fact, it’s probably pretty safe to say Minnesota’s economy might collapse if angling wasn’t a thing. It would at least suffer a great deal. Especially without the 55,000 jobs it supports.