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I'm still trying to sell my house here in Oregon with hopes of moving to the east side someplace. Gilbert, Chandler, Queen Creek. Somewhere in that area. Maybe even Florence.
I have a guy that is trying to buy the place but who knows at this point.
Anyway, I was wondering what kind of fishing there is during winter in Arizona?
Not necessarily bass fishing, just fishing. Anything. I'd just like to be able to take my daughter fishing anytime we want.
I do have a bass boat but she likes catching so crappie, bluegill, catfish and of course bass or anything else I can't think of right now.
I'm looking forward to fishing year 'round in decent weather.

Thanks in advance.........
 

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I fish plez all winter long for striper.
the bite slows in the winter , but you can still catch fish
 

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You might look into Tempe Town Lake. Wouldn't want to use your bass boat but it might be a fun quick trip for you and your daughter. Others on the Zone might know a lot more about it.
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why would you move from Oregon to this hell hole????
 

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why would you move from Oregon to this hell hole????
I second that I have no clue why my parents came down here. :blink:

Aside from that, there is an awesome spoon bite in winter, I love it. Oh if you're looking for a solo trip you can go to canyon and toss swimbaits and catch some pigs.
 

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I third that... And if you do move here, stick with the Mesa/Chandler area and stay away from Florence.
+1 dont go any furthur than peralta trails,
 

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why would you move from Oregon to this hell hole????
Gee, could it be the 119 inch AVERAGE yearly rainfall???
You guys complain about the sun and heat. At least you can do stuff in the heat. Plus you get 7 or 8 months a year of beautiful and very comfortable weather.
Here in Oregon, it pours rain 9 to 10 months a year. With the possible exception of July and August, it's always, and I mean ALWAYS cloudy, gloomy, overcast, wet and cold. Add to that, I live near the central coast of Oregon so add winds that average better than 20 mph and you'll get the picture. It's not uncommon to have winds of 125 mph on the headlands.
Pouring, cold rain most of the year. It poured for the last 2 days and this is August.
Our August average temp is less than 70 and this is the "hot" time of the year.
There is no better place than Oregon when the weather is nice. Unfortunately the very thing that makes Oregon so great with all the lakes, rivers, streams, mountains carpeted in fir trees, is also the same thing that makes Oregon SUCK so bad. The rain. It's incessant, continuous. I grew up in the high desert of California. Heat never bothered me much. I find it much easier to cool off from the heat than to warm up from the cold.
Freezing my ass off for most of the year is getting really old. I've been here for over 20 years. I've raised 3 kids here. My wife died here.

I'm almost 50 now and it's just time to move on.
 

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After hearing that it's definitely understandable why you would want to leave from there... As far as the 7-8 months of beautiful comfortable weather here, it's more like 4 or 5 months, the rest kinda sucks. Hope you like it here, I've been born and raised here and I sure as hell don't.
 

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After hearing that it's definitely understandable why you would want to leave from there... As far as the 7-8 months of beautiful comfortable weather here, it's more like 4 or 5 months, the rest kinda sucks. Hope you like it here, I've been born and raised here and I sure as hell don't.
BASSCHUMP From your post it is obvious that you are ready for the move. Come on down! Sounds like your main concern is fishing. Start a thread and ask "What area of the valley do you live in and as far as fishing why". You will get a feel of what fishing is easily available in different areas of the valley.
 

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I guess I could see your point, maybe because I'm young. But I love wearing jeans a sweatshirt and rubber boots everywhere. Hahah, I think you can do more in oregon weather but to each his own.

Plenty of fishing here year around. You name a freshwater species and you can probably catch it here, with a few exceptions.
 

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BASSCHUMP From your post it is obvious that you are ready for the move. Come on down! Sounds like your main concern is fishing. Start a thread and ask "What area of the valley do you live in and as far as fishing why". You will get a feel of what fishing is easily available in different areas of the valley.
Yes, it's definately time to move on but fishing isn't my main concern. Of course I'm interested in the fishing. Year 'round fishing sounds great but my main concern is like everyone else. Provide a good, safe home for my daughter and I, to open a business and to enjoy life as much as possible. Fishing isn't on the top of the list but it is definately a concern. My daughter and I love to fish but we only have about 3 months a year here in Oregon. Maybe 4 on a good year.
So yes, it's time to start anew. A new business, a new home, hopefully new friends and perhaps meeting a woman (that loves to fish of course) along the way would be kind of nice too. Who knows.

I guess I could see your point, maybe because I'm young. But I love wearing jeans a sweatshirt and rubber boots everywhere. Hahah, I think you can do more in oregon weather but to each his own.
Jeans and a sweatshirt??? I'm guessing you haven't been to Oregon during the 8 months of winter. A sweatshirt doesn't cut it. It's more like a parka with raingear on top.
Some people will do outdoor stuff in the rain but when it's in the high 30's or low 40's and it's pouring rain, it's prettty tough to stay even close to dry or comfortable. At least for me.
More times than not during the winter, it's an adventure just getting from your car to the doors of the grocery store.
 
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