How far to travel?

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  1. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Why drive when you can walk?
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Well I really can't walk to far. So I have to drive. But I only fish that river in the winter time. It's way to damn many out of state people there in the Summer.
     
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  3. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Just givin' you a hard time, OMJ! ;)
     
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    My average river trip is around 2.5 hours to the first spot and i usually spend another hour or so in the car drivng to different rivers. I plan my day trips where i can get a few good hours on a river and then ill hit another one close by the second river is usually one that i have never fished before just looking for some new waters. For lakes the max i have driven is 3 hours and that was a 2 day fishing trip at pass lake while i spent time with my uncle.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I know it. I can take it.:p:p
     
  6. Steve Unwin

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    I usually have pretty limited time to fish, so I try to limit drive time to around an hour each way.
     
  7. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    One advantage is that i don't often fish in the dark. So the dark hours can be used for transportation. That being said, I'll drive 6 hours in a single day to get to and from a place I want to fish. Makes a 12-15 hour day. I find I've lost the motivation to day trip like that often, and I get dangerously tired driving home in the dark after a days fishing that started at "0-dark-thirty"

    If I am staying someplace a for more than a day...well, that puts most of the western US in range. Realistically 16 hours in one direction (for a multi day trip) is probably as far as I would drive.
     
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    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    For a single-day trip, I'll drive 2.5 to 3 hours each way. That puts the Elwha, West End, Yakima, Leech, and Coldwater within range. That much driving for one day of fishing is not my favorite however. If I can camp and fish a second day, that is my preference. For a multi-day trip, I'll drive at least as far as 8 hours at a stretch, especially if it is going to be five days or more.

    Steve
     
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    64 mins from the left stall of my garage to the roadside put-in at Pass. 71 mins while the bridge was out.