Re: Other Places Similar To What I Have Now?
I've been trying to talk my wife into moving where you are. Why would you leave?!
No, I understand the desire to live in different places, and have new experiences. You might consider Denver (or elsewhere in CO), or East Tennessee. You won't find better fishing in the midwest than where you are currently. The closest you'll come is the Ozarks, but I have a couple cousins who live there and say the economy is terrible.
Or you could move to Des Moines. I want to organize a group to improve the fishing on the Middle Raccoon River. We need to change farming practices and rebuild fishing habitat wiped out by floods. It was once a trophy smallmouth fishery, but if something isn't done to change the current status it won't hold anything but junk fish in a few years.