Yes, thanks to all for the advice. Sounds like the consensus is trailer with smaller vehicle. Makes sense. I will miss my pickup, but don't really haul stuff in the back too often, and imagine that the right trailer kit would permit me to take the PA off and put firewood (or whatever) in. But now that means I have to considerably broaden my search for a replacement vehicle.
Jims - most of my fising is done within 15 miles of my cottage, so either option is probably road-worthy.
Trout - which HF traier did you end up getting? Is yours the 950-lb 8" wheel model (http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive ... 42709.html
or the 1195-lb 12" wheel model (http://www.harborfreight.com/automotive ... 90154.html
) These are priced almost the same.
GR8-Laker - I figured that with your annual circumnavigations of Lake Superior you would have this transportation issue pretty well sorted out! No salmon for me yet this season, just lake trout in Charlevoix. Probably another 2 weeks or so before they come in from the abyss.
Scientist - I would seriously advise using a bed extender! Although the countour of the hull does not put much weight on the extender bar when loaded in the pickup bed, there is so much boat hanging out the back end that any bumps could ruin your day, and the day after, and the day after... A bed extender is very cheap insurance as compared to the cost of a new PA.