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#12327469 - 07/06/17 09:42 PM How far to far to drive for a day trip......
skeeterK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/17
Posts: 348
Loc: Stagecoach, TX
Just curious as to what you consider is too far to drive for a day trip? For me, its 3 hours tops one way. Luckily this puts me out to Toledo Bend / Big Sam heading east. I have Conroe in my backyard but dang its tough this time of year, and most other times.

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#12327474 - 07/06/17 09:46 PM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
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Registered: 01/05/12
Posts: 9062
Loc: Fritch, Tx. - Alba, Tx.
I go 100 miles.

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#12327505 - 07/06/17 09:59 PM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
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Registered: 05/04/02
Posts: 14306
Loc: Hurst, TX
My house to Monticello is about 145 miles. That's about as far as I care to drive there and back for a one day trip

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#12327511 - 07/06/17 10:06 PM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
Billy Blazer 300 HPDI Offline
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Registered: 08/16/08
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Loc: League City, Tx/Rayburn Countr...
Seems like I used to do day trips from Corpus to Falcon, about 2 1/2 hrs each way as I recall. That was about as far as I like to do, really to far.

I don't do the long drive day trips anymore, I bought a place at Rayburn.
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#12327568 - 07/06/17 10:42 PM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3458
Loc: Arlington
2 hrs each way is max for me and that is only occasionally.

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#12327621 - 07/06/17 11:23 PM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
Slade Offline
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Registered: 06/17/05
Posts: 1448
Loc: Irving, TX
2 hours each way is about the max for me too
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#12327654 - 07/07/17 12:41 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
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Registered: 04/02/13
Posts: 1374
2 hours is max for me, and that's squaw in the winter.
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#12327662 - 07/07/17 01:04 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
scruboak Offline
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Registered: 03/11/03
Posts: 1284
Loc: Cisco,tx
pretty bad when you have to drive that far to enjoy a lake .

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#12327672 - 07/07/17 02:42 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
getbent956 Offline
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Registered: 01/13/08
Posts: 184
Man I gripe about my hour drive to Falcon. I bought a house in Ingleside/Corpus that fished Falcon. I didn't understand why when some great saltwater fishing was 10min from his house. I can see why now but I wouldn't fish Falcon if I lived back close to the coast or at least not often.

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#12327679 - 07/07/17 04:55 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
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Pro Angler

Registered: 04/30/17
Posts: 775
Loc: San Angelo
A two hour drive to a lake to fish is the easy part. Its the two hour drive home that bites the big one.

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#12327710 - 07/07/17 06:08 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
reelswift Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 613
Loc: West Texas
IF its over 2 hours one way trip it needs be converted to a 2 day minimum adventure to maximize time on water verses time in vehicle. juggle

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#12327735 - 07/07/17 06:50 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 15147
Loc: Dallas, TX
2hrs
But every now and then, 3hrs
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#12327760 - 07/07/17 07:15 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
Okie Poke Offline
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Registered: 02/28/04
Posts: 18388
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
Anything over 2 hours I spend the night. Gettin' too old for that kid stuff!
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#12327778 - 07/07/17 07:26 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
FXfromTx Offline
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Registered: 11/01/16
Posts: 317
Made a 310 mile day trip once. Drove down early that morning, fished all day, turned around and drove 310 miles back after the sun set. Luckily the fishing was great. It wasn't planned to be a one day trip but that's how it worked out and for the right lake at the right time I would do it again.
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#12327794 - 07/07/17 07:35 AM Re: How far to far to drive for a day trip...... [Re: skeeterK]
David Welcher Offline
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Registered: 06/02/10
Posts: 2036
Loc: Weatherford
3 hours is the most I want to do, but I never turn down a chance to go fishing

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