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Title: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: taxid on Oct 23, 2019, 12:18 PM
Where would you go?  Or would you remain in your own state?
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 23, 2019, 12:36 PM

 Lots of  options here in my part of NY,
 
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 23, 2019, 02:19 PM
Florida
Fresh and saltwater
And no effin snow
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Johnnh on Oct 23, 2019, 04:32 PM
My home is New Hampshire
Lakes, ponds, rivers, Atlantic, and close to Vt, Me, N.Y., and Canada

Open water, ice and salt water fishing
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: gotagetm on Oct 23, 2019, 04:34 PM
love this state FOR the cold and ice
second choice would be Oregon
Columbia river for eyes and sturgeon with a open season also steelhead and coastal waters for all that swims there plus elk!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: taxid on Oct 23, 2019, 05:07 PM
love this state FOR the cold and ice
second choice would be Oregon
Columbia river for eyes and sturgeon with a open season also steelhead and coastal waters for all that swims there plus elk!!!!!!!!!!!

What state would "this state" be?
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: gotagetm on Oct 23, 2019, 06:16 PM
Sorry upstate NY
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 24, 2019, 05:41 AM
I say NY.. if you really think about it we have a phenomenal fishery...
Lake erie, chautauqua, onieda for unmatched walleye fishing.. lake Erie for huge spring cats,  steelhead,smallmouth
Ontario salmon fishing
Perch fishing on Erie and ontario
Musky fishing on the lower niagra and chautauqua
Head to adirondacks for some awesome pike fishing or pulaski to fish salmon
Or the susquhana for smallmouth and musky...
I know there are alot of great places in NY to fish but these are just a few
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 24, 2019, 06:05 AM
 Well said fishinjohn plus spring browns Ontario , finger lakes LL
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 24, 2019, 06:17 AM
I couldn't pick one. As I continue to age I lust for trips that are further and further away. I will agree that NY has an amazing fishery that could keep me busy for life.  Lets not forget the amazing coastal fishery as well!
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: SHaRPS on Oct 24, 2019, 06:41 AM
Right here in RI. The variety of saltwater life is amazing. Fluke, tautog, striped bass, seabass, bluefish, bonito, albies, cod, trigger fish, king fish, sea trout,  mahi mahi, blue fin and yellow fin, several shark varieties, lobster, blue shell crabs and other types, and quahog, oysters and steamers. Basically my supermarket. Freshwater fishing is also amazing for panfish, bass, trout and pike in both lakes and ponds as well as rivers and streams. Then we also have great hunting for upland birds, small game, turkey and deer. Shrooming is also nothing less than amazing. Small state with big value. Also a stone throw away from other great states.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: rgfixit on Oct 24, 2019, 07:40 AM
Lots of  options here in my part of NY,

Lots of options anywhere in NY. I can't count the body's of water, rivers or streams I can be on in a one hour radius from my home in Macedon.

Sorry Mac, been to Fla. many times. Alright place to visit....wouldn't live there if it was free.

Rg
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 24, 2019, 08:00 AM
Lots of options anywhere in NY. I can't count the body's of water, rivers or streams I can be on in a one hour radius from my home in Macedon.

Sorry Mac, been to Fla. many times. Alright place to visit....wouldn't live there if it was free.

Rg

No biggie.
Less people there when I get there in two.

No state income tax there either.
So you can afford a larger boat, or a couple dozen charters.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: SLAYERFISH on Oct 24, 2019, 10:14 AM
 I cant stand humidity. Freekin hate it.  That said Ill just stay out west I do quite well in Colorado, you can open water fish and ice fish on the same day.  300 days of dry sunshine a year hard to beat that, great fishing in all the surrounding states as well.

No slush!
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: fishinator on Oct 24, 2019, 11:02 AM
Anywhere but northwest indiana.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: wallyworld on Oct 24, 2019, 03:18 PM
I'll stay right here in NYS, can't beat the fishing options  ;)
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: taxid on Oct 24, 2019, 10:33 PM
Anywhere but northwest indiana.

My wife is from "the region." She feels the same way.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 25, 2019, 05:19 AM
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No state income tax there either.
So you can afford a larger boat, or a couple dozen charters.
I hear people say that ALL THE TIME.. but if you figure in the cost of living difference...you're still cheaper to live here.. NOT TO MENTION trying to drive somewhere down there...
Take you an hour to go 15 miles..NO THANKS
And then the HIGH RISK of losing your house OR DYING in a hurricane...
I'll pay state taxes and deal with unsettled weather
Great place to vacation at for sure . But that's it for me
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 25, 2019, 07:45 AM
John -

Not sure where you got the idea that it's cheaper to live in NY than in Florida, or most anywhere for that matter.
NY is one of the most expensive places to live.
Especially with the highest property and school taxes in the country.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/opportunity/affordability (https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rankings/opportunity/affordability)

https://www.uslearning.net/cost-of-living-by-state.html (https://www.uslearning.net/cost-of-living-by-state.html)


Additionally, the traffic down there (away from the coast) is really no worse than up here.
If you drive anywhere in this country near the coast (NY, MA, MA, NH, SC, NJ, etc.) the traffic is goofy.

Your comment about losing your house to a hurricane is somewhat valid.
I found this statement on line in an article -

"Miami has a 48% chance of experiencing a seasonal storm, but only a 4% chance of a direct hit by a category three or stronger hurricane."

As for your comment about dying in a hurricane, get out before it arrives.
There is always plenty of time and notice.
If you sit in an intersection in a road, knowing cars are coming, you stand a serious chance of getting hit.
lol

My point here is that there is no place on earth that doesn't have plusses and minuses.
You simply need to pick your poison.

I can find bad things to say about anywhere.
The snow and the cold up here, the taxes, the heating bills, the cars and bridges rusting out, etc.

Out west, wildfires, dust storms, unemployment, etc.

Down south the heat, hurricanes, people speaking funny.... 8)


This is America.
Live where you wish.


But don't fish in my spot.     :laugh:
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Jethro on Oct 25, 2019, 08:14 AM
I don't think I'll ever leave NH. I love it here in the 'shire.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: SHaRPS on Oct 25, 2019, 09:26 AM
I don't think I'll ever leave NH. I love it here in the 'shire.

So do I excluding the saltwater variety!
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: fishogger on Oct 25, 2019, 09:27 AM
I don't know if I could leave all my fishing spots around here.  took life time to compile whats in my head. lol

MN.  or northern FL. would be alternative choices if I had to move.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: SHaRPS on Oct 25, 2019, 09:41 AM
Mac - You make some valid points and I know you HATE the cold. With that said, I would not compare a snow storm or even a nor' easter to a hurricane especially due to the recent consistency of large and high category hurricanes in the southern US. The death tolls do not even compare and neither do the overall damages. You are talking mass devastation from a hurricane that can span multiple large states vs some power outages and broken trees. Look at Hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico, Dominica and the Virgin islands. Leveled everything and its very much still the same 2 years later. The last thing I would ever want to do is flee my home during a hurricane or a fire and hope for the best while knowing nothing. I cannot even imagine that feeling and never wish it upon anyone. However, like you said, we can all pick our own poison. Snow can be moved and melted, that's my poison.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: JDK on Oct 25, 2019, 09:51 AM
This isn't what you asked for but if thinking purely about fishing I'd split my time between Maine (and I know this isn't a state) Costa Rica. 

If I had to pick one place, I'd stay here.  Specifically central Maine.



Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: fishinjohn on Oct 25, 2019, 11:11 AM
Mac... when you leave NY can I fish in your spots??  :whistling: :rotflol:
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 25, 2019, 12:43 PM
Mac - You make some valid points and I know you HATE the cold. With that said, I would not compare a snow storm or even a nor' easter to a hurricane especially due to the recent consistency of large and high category hurricanes in the southern US. The death tolls do not even compare and neither do the overall damages. You are talking mass devastation from a hurricane that can span multiple large states vs some power outages and broken trees. Look at Hurricane Maria that hit Puerto Rico, Dominica and the Virgin islands. Leveled everything and its very much still the same 2 years later. The last thing I would ever want to do is flee my home during a hurricane or a fire and hope for the best while knowing nothing. I cannot even imagine that feeling and never wish it upon anyone. However, like you said, we can all pick our own poison. Snow can be moved and melted, that's my poison.

I totally agree.
Hurricanes and typhoons are bad juju.


John - sure!!!
 ;)


BTW, it's been posted elsewhere but this thread is a good place to reiterate that I'm (at present at least) going to "snowbird".
We are replacing our place on Erie with a new custom-built unit and I just delivered my Lund to the dealer this morning.
I traded it for a 21' Trophy that will more better handle the waters of Erie and Ontario going forward.
For my trips to Canada I will rent boats up there.
Like I said, this is the decision at present time.
Down the road it could change....again.   :rotflol: :rotflol: :rotflol:
We can do that here in the US.

 :flag:
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Mac Attack on Oct 26, 2019, 08:01 AM
Saw this today.
NY is 2nd worst.
Probably because they didn't take into account the wonderful fishing in NY when they did this list.
lol


https://www.reference.com/slideshow/worst-states-retire?utm_source=faok&utm_medium=Sj_FB_REF_US_WorstRetire_D10C1_165_and_All_open_CON_p15_v2_1610&utm_content=feed&o=777332&ad=semA&ag=fw12&an=social&qo=semQuery&fbclid=IwAR2whBWr6QMBp-6w9kCsYSk8vn4Pon-GwWclqMYMPs8arc4G-MFSa_jUQQk (https://www.reference.com/slideshow/worst-states-retire?utm_source=faok&utm_medium=Sj_FB_REF_US_WorstRetire_D10C1_165_and_All_open_CON_p15_v2_1610&utm_content=feed&o=777332&ad=semA&ag=fw12&an=social&qo=semQuery&fbclid=IwAR2whBWr6QMBp-6w9kCsYSk8vn4Pon-GwWclqMYMPs8arc4G-MFSa_jUQQk)
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: filetandrelease on Oct 26, 2019, 08:35 AM

   Sounds like its all about the city
  I worked down there for a few years on bridges , the city isnt for me , I like upstate only an hour from the Canadian border
  I can still can move the snow and I enjoy ice fishing
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: Fish Farmer on Oct 26, 2019, 09:36 AM
A buddy of mine retired to Montana....he sends me some nice pictures occasionally....

Utah would make the list for me...but truthfully I'd stay in Vermont....strategically located 5 hours from Lake Ontario for Pacific salmon/steelhead, 5 hours to various coastlines for marine species, 1 hour to Lake Champlain for landlocked salmon and most warmwater/coolwater species. NH, Maine and Canada are within reach as well.

I can also catch 2 foot browns a mile from my house.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: icefisher47 on Oct 26, 2019, 07:44 PM
Im glad someone put up this thread. Im disabled due to a work related accident. My wife unfortunately has to work. Thinking of moving to N.H.
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: lowaccord66 on Oct 27, 2019, 09:34 AM
Im glad someone put up this thread. Im disabled due to a work related accident. My wife unfortunately has to work. Thinking of moving to N.H.

Sorry to hear that.  NH is an amazing state.  The white mountains are fantastic.  Some real nice put and take trout fishing.  Big pike too!
Title: Re: If you had a state to pick from to live or retire in for the fishing
Post by: oatkasut on Oct 27, 2019, 03:44 PM
New York State for me!