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Lakes w/in 2/3 hrs of Bay Area offering some Off Road + Fishing?

Discussion in 'Northern California' started by littleblue81, May 30, 2013.

  1. May 30, 2013 at 7:20 PM
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    littleblue81

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    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.
     
  2. May 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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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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    Brett
     
  3. May 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM
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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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  4. May 31, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    Lol. I would but unfortunately its blown out this weekend. Contemplating off-road / test out new suspension tweaks or a live bait halibut trip.
     
  5. May 31, 2013 at 9:01 AM
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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?
     
  6. May 31, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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    Need a boat or can you shore fish? Never been to that lake :O
     
  7. Jun 1, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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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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    I hear Tomales Bay is pretty good for Halibut.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2013 at 10:41 AM
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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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  10. Jun 11, 2013 at 11:51 AM
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    Nice! Is the fishing good year round or is it seasonal?
     
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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.
     
  12. Jun 21, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    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.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM
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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.

    http://youtu.be/AqOGidgPzIY
     
  14. Jun 25, 2013 at 10:23 AM
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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.
     
  15. Jun 25, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    Thanks! Damn, I should have checked it out. Well, something for next time I guess.
     
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