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I've got a little Honda Fit that averages 35-37 miles per gallon.  Fold the rear seats down and its like a tiny mini-van.  Plenty of room for waders, boots etc.

The wife has informed me I need to go fishing so I'm going to head up to the Pit and probably fish upstream from the power lines just outside of Big Bend.  This might work out to a fish all day and drive back that night...not like I havn't done it a gazillion times before.  The main benefit I like about driving back the same day is getting the PO off before I'm screwed.  I'm totally open to driving up the day before and sleeping there but prefer not to stay after finding the PO.

Fishing day of Saturday the 29th?  Fishing day of Sunday the 30th? Or Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday of the following week?

I drive prety close to the speed limit so expect a 4 hour drive from Dixon with a stop in Redding for grub n gas.The Pit is perfect for 2 people.  Anybody want to take up the spare seat?

 

ps:  I could care less if it rains or not.  It's the Pit, we'll probably take a dive anyway.



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That's pretty cool taking the Honda fit down the powerlines road... I bet it is a pretty good rally car!! I used to drive a GTI through the dirt roads of Colorado. Watch out for the riffles on the Pit road... Try an isonychia tied by Hogan Brown, swing it through the riffles. Your black AP in a size 10-12 would work.

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Rally car   lolololol   I baby this thing.  I take it part way down the dirt road below the power lines but stop shy of the left hand turn that goes down the hill.  Or I could just take my Jeep and drive the extra 100 yards but at 12-15 mpg I think Ill pass.

 

Riffles, pocket water, huge pools, tail outs, shutes........it's the Pit. 

Fishing will be just fine.

 



-- Edited by lightfoot on Monday 24th of October 2011 08:49:06 PM

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If only I could.  Would love to be doing the slip and slide shuffle right nowdisbelief



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I was wondering how you got around that turn?? My favorite spot is a little further down the Pit road. Good luck out there!

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I usually fish from about 100 yards downstream of the entry point and work my way back up to the PG&E cabins, but then again 99% of the time I'm fishing alone.  Fishing all the way up to the dam is certainly a longer day.  It's been so long that I've been that far up I kind of forget the time line.

Aside from the first 100 yards or so below the entry point I've never really had any interest in going beyond that.  I've done it twice, just wasn't the kind of water I was hoping to find.



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I wish I'd seen this a week ago...

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I tried to delete the post afterwards but wasn't able to for some reason.  Schedule another trip perhaps....I just need time to tie up some bugs.  That's a scarry thought as it's been a few years.



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Except for Putah I think my road trip trout fishing is over for the season. I'm out of the country until November 14th and everything closes on the 15th.

But if you know different I'm up for sharing gas and wear n tear. I have a Pathfinder, not as easy on the gas as your vehicle, but it gets up and down some fire roads OK without 4wd.

I had a Wrangler for a bunch of years and I hear you on the gas mileage. 

(Gonna regret this I'm sure but...what is the PO and why do you need to get it off in such a hurry?)



-- Edited by Bob Loblaw on Wednesday 2nd of November 2011 05:16:58 PM

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It's this

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and because of this

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By the way, the Pit is open year round :)



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A-hah said the dumb guy. Luckily I'm not allergic, but if I know I've been deep in the stuff I wash off with Tecnu.

The next time your wife chases you out of the house let me know because mine has given me the green light for a road trip too.

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