I'll be getting my MBA soon, and Kansas sure is not cutting it for getting my fix of steelhead, salmon, or trout. Once I get my Masters degree done, I would like to relocate to another part os the US (I've already lived in Michigan - nice, but the economy sucks). Anyways, where can you recommend for good fishing (either the species listed above, or saltwater fishies), decent cost of living, and an engineering career? Currently I am in the aircraft industry, but would not mind switching to boating, defense, or hunting/fishing engineering careers? Any ideas? It seems to me like the PNW, FL, and east coast can be expensive (unless you can name some sleeper areas).
With a glut of new housing, the housing market in Sac is ripe for buyers.
There is a lot of industry in the area. Heavy duty construction management seems to run counter of the rest of the construction industry. At this time many of the heavy construction companies can't find enough skill manpower to even bid on jobs.
In Sac., you have the American River which runs into the Sac River. There is shad fishing, steelhead and no one knows about the fall/winter salmon with our current no Salmon fishing in California.
A few hours up I 5 and some pretty mountains, you can fish the Trinity River which might have been the best Steelhead river on the west coast this past season.
A couple of hours past the Trinity is the Eel river complex. Guys and gals who were able to spend a night or two hammered the big Eel River steelhead last season.
An hour or so north, you can be fishing the Yuba River and the Feather River.
Medford and the upper/middle Rogue is maybe 6 hours away.
A couple of hours driving east on I 80 you can be in some good waters like the Truckee River near the Nevada border.
An hour or so driving ESE, you can be in the Delta for some incredible Striped Bass and LMB fishing.
Buy a Hobie Mirage Outback Kayak with the built in pedal/kick fins, and you can fish areas that most of us can't. A good one man pontoon craft opens up a lot of water to fish.
When you can afford a Jet Boat get one with the weed catcher/slicer/dicer to keep weeds out of the jet That opens up a lot fishing on the Sac, American and Delta.
Drive about 3-4 hours to the Monterey Bay for some of the best inland ocean fly fishing on the west coast.