All of your comments regarding your experience are helpful, Billamicasr. Thank you. I know the Owens well and I suspect you do, too. Depending on California's snowpack (let's hope it's epic), spring fishing may be very interesting.
On the other hand I've got a buddy who manages a strip club and who fishes wherever he can stop and get a line in his water in his rickity little datsun sedan, and he pulls in a couple steelhead a day or he calls it a bad day.Fish said:We just moved to Oregon from Santa Cruz, CA. My advice is....do your research. If you haven't lived in the Pacific Northwest before, I lived in Washington before California and our move to Oregon, so I knew what I was getting into. It is a lot colder, rainy and grey here....all the things that keep the crowds away. The folks next door to where we currently hang our hats are from Cali, as well. They have been living in the foothills of the Cascades for four years and they're moving back to Cali....Palm Springs. Go figure...one extreme to another. He moved here to fish as well but said it wasn't so great cause some guy in a captains hat and a few of his friends catch all the fish! Bottom line: Do your homework and visit the area you want to live for a little while. Even if you have lots of resources, moving is a PITA!