Ordinarily, when scouting, I would just go and see what happens. Like a dog on walkabout. But suppose you were travelling far enough that you need to budget your fuel expenses, time away from responsibilities, etc. I've always found private land by coming to a locked gate or posted sign. But in Ca. I was close to home, so no big deal. Any tips on locating private land BEFORE driving three hours one way just to find out I won't even be fishing?