Ultimate Lunker, welcome to the site. I recently moved to Texas from Minnesota and am enjoying fishing down here. Minnesota has excellent fishing for a very diverse fishery but there is something to be said for fishing out of a boat all year round without freezing.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988