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Old 05-30-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Lakes w/in 2/3 hrs of Bay Area offering some Off Road + Fishing?

Anybody know of a nice lake (big or small) within 2-3 hours of the bay area that might include some off-roading to get to and offer some fishing opportunities?

Sierra's are kind of far away, I'm thinking more of a day trip kind of thing.
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Lake pillsbury, has both. Don't really know about the fishing but there is wheeling, campsites and a lake.

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Lake Alpine is ~3 hours away if you leave when there's no traffic, so usually that's early morning or in the evening. Fish and Game drop off trout regularly.

Corral Hollow and Slick rock trails are right around the corner (you'll need a 3" lift, sliders, and preferrably armor)
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I know a few lake Amador is epic. But man, hit the salt! The salmon bite is off the hook!
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I know a few lake Amador is epic. But man, hit the salt! The salmon bite is off the hook!
Lol. I would but unfortunately its blown out this weekend. Contemplating off-road / test out new suspension tweaks or a live bait halibut trip.
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Oh, so my friend confirms Amador is great fishing. But some good wheeling stuff too? Any areas to look at specifically?
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Oh, so my friend confirms Amador is great fishing. But some good wheeling stuff too? Any areas to look at specifically?
Amador has HUGE fish. They have their own hatchery. Offroading isnt really an option in that area.

Edit! Go to Amador, then stop by Prarie City!
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These are from Amador this year:


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Need a boat or can you shore fish? Never been to that lake :O
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Need a boat or can you shore fish? Never been to that lake :O
Shore fish off the dam with a water bobber and wollie burger. You will slaughter them. They are in the top 4ft of the water, you can see them a lot of times.

Edit: its fairly close to you! BTW, planted Loon Lake, and Ice House/Sly Park yesterday and today.
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Damn, nice ones. My friend called them today, they said the fish are down deep now. Might just run the bay for Halibut now, but man I wanted to test out the truck after I add Daystar air bag cradles tomorrow.
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Damn, nice ones. My friend called them today, they said the fish are down deep now. Might just run the bay for Halibut now, but man I wanted to test out the truck after I add Daystar air bag cradles tomorrow.
I hear Tomales Bay is pretty good for Halibut.
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Stampede, Boca rec area is 3 hours from the east bay. Also Prosser lake, same area, is a OHV area. All these lakes fish well and have wheeling opportunities. There's also good fly fishing in the Truckee river below Boca

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Stampede, Boca rec area is 3 hours from the east bay. Also Prosser lake, same area, is a OHV area. All these lakes fish well and have wheeling opportunities. There's also good fly fishing in the Truckee river below Boca

Nice! Is the fishing good year round or is it seasonal?
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Nice! Is the fishing good year round or is it seasonal?
No special regulations in these lakes. Normal season applies. I will add that the bottom fishing at prosser is good right now.
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No special regulations in these lakes. Normal season applies. I will add that the bottom fishing at prosser is good right now.
I think I will check it out this weekend. Do you have a preference between one or the other? On the wheeling part, not looking for anything too crazy. Still don't have sliders.
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Well I went up this past weekend. Had some fun, perfect place to take the gf, nothing too serious. Only really needed 4x4 once or twice.

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Nice going littleblue! Loved the video. Yeah everything is mostly flat around Prosser but if you head over to the east side of Boca Dam, those roads go vertical. I'm still trying to make it to the summit of Verdi Peak after some failed attempts due to snow drifts. But good wheeling for us non-crawler types. You can also check out Reno4x4.com for trail info around there.
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Nice going littleblue! Loved the video. Yeah everything is mostly flat around Prosser but if you head over to the east side of Boca Dam, those roads go vertical. I'm still trying to make it to the summit of Verdi Peak after some failed attempts due to snow drifts. But good wheeling for us non-crawler types. You can also check out Reno4x4.com for trail info around there.
Thanks! Damn, I should have checked it out. Well, something for next time I guess.
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