Your Awesome Angler Name for National Hunting and Fishing Day

By Debbie Hanson

Aug 23, 2015

National Hunting and Fishing Day is coming up on Saturday, September 26th.

National Hunting and Fishing Day is coming up on Saturday, September 26th. So, what better way to join the nation-wide celebration than by awarding yourself with a special awesome angler name for the day? That's right, you can actually give yourself a super cool National Hunting and Fishing Day moniker using the fun formula found below.

Here's how the awesome angler name game works

To get your awesome angler first and middle names, find your birth month in the first list. For example, if you were born in January your first and middle name would be "Swift Cast."

Next, to get your awesome angler last name, find your state of residence in the second list and then read off the name of the waterway next to it. For example, if you live in Florida, your awesome angler last name would be Okeechobee (taken from Lake Okeechobee). When you put both together, your entire awesome angler name is "Swift Cast Okeechobee."

Your Birth Month

January = Swift Cast

February = Hook Set

March = Steady Troll

April = Happy Jigger

May = Terrific Topwater

June = Honey Hole

July = Quick Reel

August = Super Chum

September = Perfect Drift

October = Speedy Lander

November = Fast Net

December = Sure Strike

State You Live In

Alabama = Eufaula

Alaska = Matanuska

Arizona = Havasu

Arkansas = Ouachita

California = Shasta

Colorado = Pueblo

Connecticut = Housatonic

Delaware = Rehoboth

Florida = Okeechobee

Georgia = Lanier

Hawaii = Wailua

Idaho = Dworshak

Illinois = Rend

Indiana = Wawasee

Iowa = Okoboji

Kansas = Cheney

Kentucky = Buckhorn

Louisiana = Pontchartrain

Maine = Cobbosseecontee

Maryland = Chesapeake

Massachusetts = Quinsigamond

Michigan = Charlevoix

Minnesota = Langdon

Mississippi = Perry

Missouri = Jefferson

Montana = Helena

Nebraska = Summit

Nevada = Mead

New Hampshire = Pawtuckaway

New Jersey = Hopatcong

New Mexico = Navajo

New York = Onondaga

North Carolina = Norman

North Dakota = Mirror

Ohio = Maumee

Oklahoma = Keystone

Oregon = Willamette

Pennsylvania = Lackawanna

Rhode Island = Narragansett

South Carolina = Monticello

South Dakota = Lakota

Tennessee = Pickwick

Texas = Inks

Utah = Powell

Vermont = Champlain

Virginia = Abbott

Washington = Chelan

West Virginia = Tygart

Wisconsin = Winnebago

Wyoming = Fontenelle



Now that you have your awesome angler name in time for National Hunting and Fishing Day, want to have even more fun? Share your awesome angler name with me by commenting on the Facebook post related to this blog. Ready? Set? GO!

Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson
Debbie Hanson is an award-winning outdoor writer, women’s sport fishing advocate, IGFA world record holder, and freshwater guide living in Southwest Florida. Hanson’s written work has appeared in publications such as Florida Game & Fish Magazine, BoatUS Magazine, and USA Today Hunt & Fish. To learn more about her work, visit or follow her on Instagram @shefishes2.