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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Fishing Paradise Poll

If you could relocate to your personal "fishing paradise" considering the following:
Fish Species, Year Round Weather, Crowded Waters, Local Economy, Housing Costs, etc.
where would you go?
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-07-2011, 07:21 PM
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I've been thinking I could retire and live better on my retirement income in Chile than I will be able to here. I'm going to look into it.

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I met a guy on the Kedgwck

So I met a wonderful gentleman a few years ago when enjoying a week at he Fraser Lodge on the Kedgwick (trib of the Restigouche). I think he was the only legitimate billionaire I ever met. It was some twenty years prior that he had completed his last major business deal and commented: "And so I went fishing." He had spent about 200 days a year fishing at the finest lodges at the prime times all over the world. He lives in a nice little hamlet in the maritimes.

I'd be ok without perfect local fishing, if I could just take a G3 anywhere.

NEVAGONAHAPEN -- but one can dream.

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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-08-2011, 09:30 AM
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Sure...

I'd be ok without perfect local fishing, if I could just take a G3 anywhere.


3500 mile range @ 540 mph and 41,000 ft ceiling...I could live with that
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Great question!

It really depends on the fishing that I would like to do. I love steelhead fishing but I also like the salt water fishing.

If it were location it would be Belize.

If it were all around good fishing then it would have to be PNW or BC for steelhead. I would have to be located near a few good rivers, maybe like NU and the Rogue.

Dreaming!!!!!!!!!

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I live the dream in Telkwa.........

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Kamchatka. Bunking with Bigfoot.

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Dumb Luck counts?

I'll spare you all the 'back story' but moved here (Rogue River Valley) back in the mid-90's to build vineyards. As the 'closing date' on the property was late Fall, not much to do .... but fish, and fish, and fish for the next few months.

Jim Jones (aka JDJones on the board) came up to visit ... and never looked back ... save for the packing up/move up 'here.' Both of us have about a 10 minute drive to one of our fav fishing places. See someone else on the bar during the week?

Very, very unusual.

I won't even bring up how short a drive it is to the North Umpqua, the Coast, lakes for still fishing, etc., and etc.

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Skeena region or new zealand...

but campbell river(where i live) is pretty damn good
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post #11 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-09-2011, 09:28 AM Thread Starter
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Observations

Post has been up for 3 days, viewed by 305, answered by 9.
Possible summation:
1) 286 already in paradise ( no crowds, no declining fish population/size, great
year round weather, no political/hatchery problems
2) 286 consider post not worth commenting about
3) 286 unwilling to disclose "Honey Hole"
4) 286 have no dream location

It's a benign query, cut loose.
To make it simpler, confine it to the PNW
Perhaps it would be easier to rate (1-10) each state or province
It's supposed to be fun
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If I could pick a spot it would be SW AB.
Could go anywhere from there in a days drive.
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As long as we're dreaming, I'd like to stay right where I am and have the dams dismantled on the Saint John river and it's tribs and opened up to Atlantic salmon fishing again.
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Don't loose Heart, some dams are actually coming down.

Save for one (Wm Jess), the Rogue runs free for 157 miles to the Pacific Ocean. I also suspect that 4 on the Snake have their days numbered. (Well, I can hope.)




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Thumbs up True Story from just a few minutes ago.

Someone's reading this thread.

Call from one of the Fora Members asking about living in my corner of the world. Recommended a good Realtor and I suspect the two may be talking as I type.




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