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Old 05-05-2019, 06:39 PM
 
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Game plan is to retire to an area that has an abundance of fishing opportunities in close proximity. Having a fixed income warrants that I will not be able to drive far everyday to get my fishing fix. I do like my walleye and crappie.
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Old 05-06-2019, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Lake McConaughy near Ogallala in western Nebraska is probably the state's premier lake, and it's a dandy. It used to be well known for its striped bass and walleye, but neither are mentioned now. Odd. Still worth considering.

It's the only lake I've fished in Nebraska, and I've been there a few times. Eastern Nebraska would have many more lakes, of course, just nothing on the scale of McConaughy.
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Old 05-10-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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Game plan is to retire to an area that has an abundance of fishing opportunities in close proximity. Having a fixed income warrants that I will not be able to drive far everyday to get my fishing fix. I do like my walleye and crappie.
I'd expand your search north by one state. South Dakota's fishing opportunities far exceed Nebraska's. You've got the entire dam complex on the Missouri River, the Black Hills if it's trout you're after, or the entire NE corner of the state that's covered in too many lakes to mention. Throw in that it costs far less to retire in SD than Nebraska and it's something to consider. The state doesn't tax your Social Security, taxes overall are lower, and the cost to license your vehicles are less.

We don't have the big cities of Omaha or even Lincoln, which for some is important, but everything else is here.
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Old 05-10-2019, 01:59 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Yes, South Dakota is a better retirement domicile if possible.

If you are eligible for VA care, and you want lower cost of housing, transportation, and groceries, you will need to include a few more location requirements than 'fishing'.

Eastern NE offers rivers and lakes.
There are some cheaper 'distressed' properties along the flooded rivers. (Building permits and flood insurance will be more difficult to get than before).
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