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Retired and thinking about relocating somewhere warmer then here in Minnesota. Lots of guys I worked with and also retired, looked for golfing communities. I am interested in the best Bluegill and Crappie places. Anyone have any suggestions??

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Kentucky lake is awesome. You can live in Clarksville, TN and be just 27 miles from Lake Barkley and Kentucky lake. Monster gills and redear. Plus, it's the mid-south with mild winters.
I live on Kentucky Lake, about 20 miles from Murray, KY. The fishing and duck hunting are great, and taxes are low. I'm originally from Mass., so I know about high taxes. I fish all year long, and have never winterized my boat. If you want variety, you can tow your boat to Louisiana for redfish and trout, or go to Missouri and fish for trout on the Red, Norfolk or White rivers- all in a one day drive. If there were only birds to hunt I would be in heaven.

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That's easy for me! I would move to Florida! So many lakes that you can't fish all of them in your lifetime! Bluegills, crappies and Bass are everywhere! Between Orlando and Lake Okeechobee!
If you don't mind in cool weather in winter then Kentucky and Tennessee is good place. Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee is famous for bluegills and crappies! One of the best for big crappies is in northern Mississippi state!
I love it here in mobile. I can shoot a deer, a pig, rabbits, coons, squirle, and duck, all at the same time I can catch monster catfish, loads of bluegill, shell cracker, tons of crappie, bass, Redfish, speckled trout, flounder, sheephead, Striped bass, white trout, snapper, I mean the list just goes on and on. And you can do all of this all on the same fishing trip. Theres so many options that it gets agrevating trying to decide what to do! Theres been several occasions where me and buddies of mine get back to the launch and we all have 3 or 4 on the list and never travled more than a 30 min boat ride. AINT THAT COOL! I love me some mobile delta
Do a little research, and you'll like Texas, especially anywhere from Beaumont (SE TX) to Laredo (Rio Grande River) down to South Padre Island. You'll only see snow in your yard about every 15-20 years. Lots of places to fish: saltwater, lakes, ponds, rivers (REAL rivers, not the little 6" deep things SOME people call a river). Also, no state income tax, and sales taxes seldom exceed 8.25%. :-) That's a major consideration for the retired.
I have been considering the same thing. My search took me to southern KY or northern TN near Dale Hollow. Great panfishing and excellent trout fishing below some of the tailwater dams. Cost of living is reasonable and just a days drive to Daytona Beach and a days drive from Michigan.

Winters are mild even though the summers get a little warm I could stand it.

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