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What states are known for most lakes, best producing lakes, and best year round fishing in general? I live in CT and plan on moving in the next 3-5 years. I'm 31, ticked about these draconian gun laws and (just filed my taxes) sick of paying $0.60 on the dollar in taxes. Off of the above reasons I prefer Texas off the bat but would like to know the fishing scene too. Articles in magazines and websites only share so much info. Any responses to this are appreciated.

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Florida. They don't call it the "Fishing capital of the world" for nothing.

And... No state or grocery tax.

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I think Lake Erie is the best for trophy smallies. That includes Ohio, PA and NY states. For largemouth I would pick TX first & Fl second.

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Texas is as big as 5-6 states combined. No matter the time of year you can fish somewhere. But many lakes are suffering from drought. It goes in cycles.

There are enough lakes that the variety is great.

You never know when the next hook set could be 10lb.

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  Brown Bass = Erie

 

  Green Bass = Sinaloa (Think further south)

 

 

   A-Jay

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States with no income tax generally make up for it elsewhere like in FL's case, property taxes but the public school systems suck down there but i digress.

 

If i had to pick a state i would go with florida.  lots of different lakes to choose from and then there is also the salt too.  I am still trying to talk my fiancee to move down there but she won't go that far away from her family....

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Texa-flori-cali-ginia.

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81 degrees today...

 

5 months of spawners...

 

7700 lakes larger than 10 acres...

 

663 miles of beaches with nearly naked women on them all year round...

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My first post here is going to be a little love for my state of Michigan.  I am 5 minutes from Lake St. Clair and 1 hour from Lake Erie.  The year round fishing would be if you are into ice fishing though.

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States with no income tax generally make up for it elsewhere like in FL's case, property taxes but the public school systems suck down there but i digress.

 

If i had to pick a state i would go with florida.  lots of different lakes to choose from and then there is also the salt too.  I am still trying to talk my fiancee to move down there but she won't go that far away from her family....

 

Like anywhere USA, property taxes do rise as you approach either coast.

They're high in West Palm Beach on the Atlantic coast, and they're high in Naples on the Gulf coast.

As you move inland though, the scenery improves, the terrain begins to gently roll and property taxes decline.

 

Roger

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My first post here is going to be a little love for my state of Michigan.  I am 5 minutes from Lake St. Clair and 1 hour from Lake Erie.  The year round fishing would be if you are into ice fishing though.

 

Welcome to BR ~

 

From the Tip of the Mitt.

 

A-Jay

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Like anywhere USA, property taxes do rise as you approach either coast.

They're high in West Palm Beach on the Atlantic coast, and they're high in Naples on the Gulf coast.

As you move inland though, the scenery improves, the terrain begins to roll gently and property taxes fall.

 

Roger

Property taxes right now my 1300 sq/ft house $8,800, my jeep $1,690, my fiances jetta $790. Filled my tank last night $4.19/gal for 89. My buddy in Houston house is 2,200 sq/ft taxes were $2,100 and as far as I know no car property taxes.

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Like anywhere USA, property taxes do rise as you approach either coast.

They're high in West Palm Beach on the Atlantic coast, and they're high in Naples on the Gulf coast.

As you move inland though, the scenery improves, the terrain begins to roll gently and property taxes fall.

Roger

Now you tell me.

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Property taxes right now my 1300 sq/ft house $8,800, my jeep $1,690, my fiances jetta $790. Filled my tank last night $4.19/gal for 89. My buddy in Houston house is 2,200 sq/ft taxes were $2,100 and as far as I know no car property taxes.

 

We're living in a new fee-simple 1,700 sq ft block-home in an adult community

between Scenic Hwy & Hatchineha Rd. Our property tax is $600 a year (plus $200 for garbage & recycling).

 

Roger

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Florida... I have never been to California but would love to fish for those giant trout eaters out there and the extra circulars would be nice too :)

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Now you tell me.

 

Cum on, you'd never leave those gargantuan bronzebacks :smiley:

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My first post here is going to be a little love for my state of Michigan.  I am 5 minutes from Lake St. Clair and 1 hour from Lake Erie.  The year round fishing would be if you are into ice fishing though.

 

With that, welcome to the forums!

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I'm near Austin Texas. No property taxes on vehicles or boats. Registration is about 65-70/yr. My house is $4400/yr in property tax. 2200 sq. feet. 6 year old house. No state income tax.

Sales tax is 8.25 %. Cost of living is reasonable. 4.5% unemployment rate. Lots of jobs right now but home prices are going to climb. So many people coming here.

5 hours north to Fork, 4-5 south to Amistad and Falcon, 6-7 hours east to Sam Rayburn and Toledo Bend. 3-4 hours southeast to the Gulf Coast.

And 17 other lakes in two hour radius. Several of which produce 10 pounders regularly. Five bass, 43 pound limit was first place in a 125 boat field Saturday at Lake Austin.

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The heart land of bass fishing is Arkansas, Alabama and Texas. Hard to best Texas if cost of living and good bass fishing is your goal, plus good employment opportunities. The down side is the state is full of Texans.

California has good trophy bass fishing, however unmanged, high taxes, high unemployment, high cost of living, the best climate of any state, low water levels and no bugs. CA is called the left coast because it's full of bleeding heart democrats.

Texas is your best bet for good bass fishing.

Tom

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Oklahoma!!!  The eastern half is loaded with beautiful lakes, and cost of living here is dirt cheap.  We also have one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation and were recently voted the most "recession proof" state.  Tulsa is a great city with several AWESESOME lakes, including last year's Classic lake, within an hour drive.

 

Where I'm at, on the other hand, isn't that great. :) I would love to either be in the NE, or SE corner of the state.

 

Geographic fact, Oklahoma has almost 56,000 miles of freshwater shoreline.  I grew up hearing this was more than any other state, but Minnesota has us beat.

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14 top Bassmaster & FLW Pro have moved to Texas!

Paul Elias 4 day total 132 lbs 8 ozs

100 Best Bass Lake of 2013, 9 are in the state of Texas, 3 of the top 10

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I'm surprised someone hasn't mentioned Tennessee. That maybe the only state where you would have a shot at a double digit Largemouth and Smallmouth (though, a very very remote chance, but a chance none-the-less).

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Texas sounds nice! :sunnyd: I've been stuck in where I am for many years due to personal reasons. However that will end soon and I'll be 'free man'. I was thinking about moving to different part within the state, but this thread got me thinking about possibility of going to somewhere totally different and better.

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1a texas

1b Florida

California would be 2 if it did not have such a high cost of living but since it does it's not on my list.

2a Alabama

2b Oklahoma

2c georgia

3a arkansas

3b Missouri

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