Fishing is good for Utah Economy
This is a fish story that’s not an exaggeration. According to a recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune, fishing brings $259 Million per year to the Utah and the state’s economy. You often hear about the benefits of the ski industry or the general tourist industry in Utah, both of which are significant, but fishing? Yup, about 500,000 anglers per year visit the state Utah just to go fishing.
World class Blue Ribbon waters and trout streams such as the Provo and the Green are major attractions but so are places like Lake Powell, Fish Lake, Strawberry and Flaming Gorge. And while those anglers are here, they spend money on lodging, gasoline, vehicle rentals, restaurants, groceries, etc. The state collects its share to the tune of $35 Million in taxes. And guess what—some of those fishermen check out some real estate for vacation purposes or maybe even to move here. According the Wasatch county tourist visitors bureau, Strawberry reservoir receives the largest number of unique visitors. Meaning that Fishing is good for areas like Heber City, Midway Park City and Deer Valley.
Fishing is just good!
Summit and Wasatch Counties are blessed with many great fishing spots. And to go along with this are many great cabins and second homes within easy reach of a Blue Ribbon stream or high mountain lakes. In a previous life as the owner of a fishing guide service, I know many good spots and with over 10 years of experience selling real estate in Summit and Wasatch counties, I can do an expert job of matching up your fishing and housing needs. But I do like to fish and talk fishing so give me a call for info on area fishing and guide services and big fish tale or two. And remember Fishing is Good for Utah!