15% of the U.S. population are sportspersons.
There are 30 million anglers.
12.5 million hunters.
85% of anglers fish freshwater.
85% of hunters pursue big game (38% chaise small game).
There was $41 billion spent by anglers in 2006.
$23 billion by hunters.
The number of U.S. anglers is greater than the population of California.
Largemouth Bass is the most popular freshwater fish (1 out of 3 anglers)
Flounder is the most targeted saltwater fish.
In 2006 more anglers fished than jogged or played golf.
45% of anglers come from cities of 1 million or more people.
51% of anglers have a household income over $50,000
17% have a household income over $100,000.
25% of the anglers are women.
Nearly 50% of all anglers are between 35-54 years old.
Last year anglers spent $5.3 billion on equipment.
$4.3 billion on food.
$2 billion on lodging.
$1.1 billion on bait.
(Get this...) it seems we spent $378 million on ice, lol.