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Old 02-09-2017, 05:09 PM
 
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Like everyone else that has approached the age of retirement, I am in search of the "perfect place" to retire.

Things could change, but as things sit right now my wife and I are looking at either Boise, Twin Falls of Idaho Falls as our last homestead.

Included amongst the must haves on my perfect retirement list is great closeby fishing. So I throw this question out there to those who are now or have lived in those areas, which location would be the closest to the best fishing..... Boise, Twin Falls of Idaho Falls.

John
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Old 02-09-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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There is decent trout fishing not too far from Idaho Falls, lived there 82 to 85.

I don't think you will go wrong with any of these places. I guess you know that Boise is a good bit bigger town than Twin or IF.
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:32 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Twin Falls will give you more options (do you like stream or lake?) WY can be very nice and LOW fishing pressure. (few people)

Sandpoint will give you MANY more options of fishing and FISH variety (including Salmon). (MT, WA, ID, BC, ALB all very near to Sandpoint / NO ID))

ALWAYS schedule a week on the Clearwater during June / July.

AK is an excellent place to hang out and fish in AUG. Take the ferry from Bellingham WA. (not so far from Sandpoint)
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Old 02-09-2017, 07:36 PM
 
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Would you consider a smaller town? Salmon, Idaho.
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Old 02-09-2017, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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You share nothing in your profile.

Lots of other options, but without a point of reference, hard to help.
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:21 AM
 
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What are you going to do the other 9 months of the year?
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Old 02-10-2017, 08:19 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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What are you going to do the other 9 months of the year?
A lot of retired US recreational fishermen go to NZ or SA in the winter.
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Old 02-10-2017, 04:50 PM
 
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A lot of retired US recreational fishermen go to NZ or SA in the winter.
Or the keys.
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:45 AM
 
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Would you consider a smaller town? Salmon, Idaho.
Salmon looks to be a very nice town, but being a retiree and assuming my wife and will both grow old (God willing), we are looking for good full service hospitals very nearby, along with all other needed amenities withing 5 miles or so.
Both of my parents were unable to drive past the age of 75, thus my huge concern of being close to everything, even fishing.

John
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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What are you going to do the other 9 months of the year?

I'm assuming you are referring to the winter weather in Idaho Falls and Twin Falls. Being born, raised and living my entire life in So Cal, yes that is a huge concern. My wife and talk constantly if the cold winter weather will be doable for us, with our mutual answer being if you weigh the bad (weather) with the rest of what eastern Idaho has to offer, then it seems like maybe not an issue at all.

I would be curious as to how other transplants have coped with and adjusted to the weather? We have one chance to get it right, and want to not regret our decision of eastern Idaho.

John
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