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Fish_Stomper
08-27-2007, 11:51 PM
Need some help from the sniffers. It's our 20th ann and the wife wants take an adventure to Hell Hole. Never been there but have heard the stories about the lake here. I want to know how the road to HH is and if it is towable. The wife wants to know it is the road to "Hell" ;). Oh yeah, now she tells me she wants to catch fish too. Any help with fishing tips would be appreciated.

FS

SuperDave
08-28-2007, 06:17 AM
Last I heard, HH was next to unlaunchable due to low water. The road can be hell if you make a wrong turn. Furthermore, the campground is 3 miles from the water. I wouldn't recommend this as your anniversary destination.

Fish_Stomper
08-28-2007, 10:52 AM
Thanks SD for the feedback. Glad I asked for some info before going, it could have been a "Hell" of a trip. Low water conditions and rough road leading in makes for an easy decision to find another place.

FS

żżż
08-29-2007, 09:14 AM
Oooh. This could have been an anniversary to remember in a bad way! :o

SuperDave
08-29-2007, 01:01 PM
Let us know if you need recommendations for alternate destinations.

fishinator
08-29-2007, 07:46 PM
I'm not sure how the fishing is going but UVR is a beautful lake.
Your wife wanting to go fishing for an anniversary, you did good ;)

fishinator

AllFishNoWork
08-29-2007, 08:15 PM
I'd reccomend one of the coastal cities and some rock cod fishing.

fishguts
08-29-2007, 08:16 PM
You can always consider Lake Alpine up on Ebbetts Pass.
The campgrounds are nice, fishing can be pretty good trolling a night crawler/spinner combo. No reservations for the camp sites, first come basis.
At the lodge there is a restaurant with excellent table fare. A day on the water fishing and a nice romantic dinner at the lodge.
Not sure how much longer the lodge is open so you will need to give them a call. I don't have the number. Oh yeah, they have cabins you can rent also.

Fish_Stomper
08-30-2007, 08:05 AM
fishinator,

UVR, is on our list of lakes as well as Eagle. Your right UVR is a beauty. We make at least one trip there every year. She just wanted to try someplace new and Hell Hole initally appealed to her.

I tell everyone that I married her because she was the only lady that I ever dated that suggested we go camping and fishing, had no problem going in the woods and even liked to clean fish. I said to myself that this one is a keeper.

FS

Fish_Stomper
08-30-2007, 08:08 AM
fishguts,

Where actually is Lake Alpine? We have never been there and it sounds nice. How long does it take to get there towing a boat?

FS

SuperDave
08-30-2007, 08:14 AM
Where actually is Lake Alpine? *FS

http://www.fishsniffer.com/maps/lakealpine.html

Up HWY 4, probably not a bad drive from the bay area.

fishguts
08-30-2007, 08:16 AM
About an hour longer up the hill on Hwy 4 from Angels camp.
I drive up there from Antioch, its not a bad drive.

Fish_Stomper
08-30-2007, 10:28 AM
SD and fishguts,

Thanks for the info.

fishguts, hows the fishing there? Any tips on how I can get my wife and myself into some fish. Happy wife happy life.


FS

fishguts
08-30-2007, 11:15 AM
Trolling with a night crawler/spinner combo, from the center of the lake head towards the dam area. If using DR keep in mind that there are some underwater boulders where the water can go from 30ft to 10ft quickly but thats mostly along the shoreline and it should be fairly obvious before you get to them.
Mepps spinners work well also. Powerbait/worm combos work also from shore off the rock face by the dam, there is a day use area there.
The lake is not very big and its easy to troll it several times if one place isn't doing very well. The deeper water appears to be on the south side of the lake.

Fish_Stomper
08-30-2007, 11:25 AM
fishguts,

Thanks so much for the report.

FS

smithstation
08-30-2007, 12:29 PM
If you get board with Alpine you can go up the road to Mosquito lake and throw spinners. LOTS of fish but they are small, 4-6 in. But they will keep you entertained. Then keep going up the road and take the Highland Lakes turn off, 5 miles down the dirt road (good road) and you can fish the upper or lower lake. Lower lake has brookies and goldens, upper has rainbows and brookies. No gas motors on highland lakes. It is an awesome place to camp and fish. Gets cold, elevation at upper camp ground is about 8400 ft.

fish_4_alivin
08-30-2007, 07:32 PM
You should go to Tahoe the fishing up there right now is pretty good and then you can go to the Casinos at night!

Fish_Stomper
09-04-2007, 08:34 AM
Thanks everyone for the suggestions. At this time we still have not made a decision. We looked at a few books and one lake that seems interesting is Bucks Lake.

Has anyone fished there before or recently?

Hows the fishing and how long is the drive from the Bay Area?

FS

SuperDave
09-04-2007, 09:45 AM
Bucks Lake and Lower Bucks Lake are both beautiful and the fishing is good. It is approximately a 3 hour drive from Sacramento. If you decide to go there, check with me about your accomodations plan before hand.

Fish_Stomper
09-04-2007, 10:41 AM
SD,

Thanks SD for the info, it seems that Bucks Lake is doable. Check your email.

FS

Fish_Stomper
09-04-2007, 10:25 PM
Hey sniffers,

Well it looks like were going to Bucks Lake. Does anyone have any recent information on Bucks Lake. Mainly I want to know if, there is water, can you launch a boat and any fishing tips you might have.

FS

Fish_Stomper
09-11-2007, 01:05 PM
Heres a report of our trip.

Our anniversary trip to Bucks Lake went very well. We had a very nice lake side spot (Thanks for the tip SuperDave), we caught fish and really enjoyed the lake and surrounding area.

Water level was down a little but had no trouble lauching at sandy point and we kept the boat in the water right in front of our campsite.

We were able to catch koks. Fri-4, Sat-5. and Sun-6. No real size but they sure tasted great.

Thanks again for all the tips and info.

FS

HookedOnQuack
09-27-2007, 07:16 PM
Hey SuperDave,

I am a long time lurker who just registered to ask you about accomodations @ Bucks Lake. The wife and I plan to try Bucks next weekend. I've never been to Bucks but was thinking of camping on the west side in the USFS campground. Is there a ramp there? How do you think the crowds will be? I hope to get a spot right close to the water and tie the boat off. Any help would be much appreciated.

FreshwaterFrank
09-27-2007, 07:38 PM
If you get board with Alpine you can go up the road to Mosquito lake and throw spinners. LOTS of fish but they are small, 4-6 in. But they will keep you entertained. Then keep going up the road and take the Highland Lakes turn off, 5 miles down the dirt road (good road) and you can fish the upper or lower lake. Lower lake has brookies and goldens, upper has rainbows and brookies. No gas motors on highland lakes. It is an awesome place to camp and fish. Gets cold, elevation at upper camp ground is about 8400 ft.

goldens in lower Highlands? I don't think so. Also, you can use an outboard at either lake, but there are no ramps & you must launch from the shore. No problem at lower lake, but the upper lake has no good access. I use my 12' Gregor W/15hp Honda on the lower lake, with a tilt-trailer rig. Kayak for the upper lake.