well the family and i made it to portland,oregon a few days ago. i haven't had a chnce to fish yet but when i do i will let you all know how i did. i got to stop in and look around a cabelas in idaho on the way man that place is huge . i went in a local wal-mart to see what they had in the sporting goods area and all they had was trout fishing stuff . i sure hope to find a place to bass fish out here or it will be a long fall and winter. i will back in ne ohio in march .