5 States That Totally Blew It With Their State Fish

When it comes to the flora, fauna, landmarks, and historical items that states designate as official symbols of their heritage or identity, some make sense and some are head-scratchers. We’ve talked about multiple states claiming the same state fish before, but how about states claiming fish that simply don’t make sense?  Almost every state has designated a fish that’s apropos

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West Virginia Angler Lands New Muskie State Record

All it took was 15 minutes and some major luck for Chase Gibson to land a new West Virginia muskie record. The fishing guide caught the new state-record muskellunge, which weighed 39.6 pounds and measured 54 inches long, on Burnsville Lake on April 30.  The crazy part? He threw it back. The day began like any other for 19-year-old Gibson,

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Fish of the Union: The Top 6 Species Claimed as State Fish

Every state lays claim to some unique animal, flower, tree, historic reference, or geological feature as uniquely their own: Idaho gems and potatoes, California gold, Florida sunshine, Georgia peaches, Michigan wolverines.  While most states have officially adopted nicknames or mottos in the last century, the practice actually goes back a lot further than that. Massachusetts was unofficially called the Bay

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