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The longest you drive for a day’s fishing? #14543660 11/22/22 09:06 PM
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What’s the longest drive you make for an average day’s fishing?
For me, it’s about 2 hours max. Longer than that and I’m looking at camping out. Thoughts?


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I used to drive three hours for a one-day trip no prob, especially if it was a place where I knew the fishing was good. But now I prefer driving as little as possible and There's only one lake less than an hour from me now....lol


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2hrs is about right...but I have made the trip to Rayburn early to fish most of the day to drive home that evening... 5hr Energy is your friend... LOL


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Did a 5+ hour drive to Falcon Lake from Del Rio once but it wasn't intentional to only be one day of fishing. Wife's uncle joined us and halfway there said he couldn't spend the night. Needless to say I was a bit pissed but watching him loose a 10 pounder boat side was enough karma for the ride home.

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1.5 hours each way is about my limit unless the bite is really on, then I'll push it to 2 hours each way.

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Anymore two hours is plenty for me.
Sadley, that's how far the only decent lake is.

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You guys are making me feel a lot better. I was thinking I’m a huge wimp for not wanting to drive longer than 4 hours round trip. Now I know I’m a wimp for all sorts of other reasons, but not this!


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I'm with most of you. Two hours is about it for me as well. To beat up and wore out to go much further. If I do, I am spending a night!


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2-3 hours one-way. Preferra ly less, but I did round trip it to Tyler for the RHBC 2-day because it was cold and it rained heavily on Friday, so no pre-fish. I also rond-tripped from McKinney to Caddo Lake and Lake o' The Pines once.i'm getting less happy with the long drives, tho!


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Ditto, two hours is usually my max but I have driven three hours to Toledo Bend for a day tournament.

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I'm in same boat as fishnfireman. 3 hours is as far as I have gone for one day trip. But those days are gone. Like he said its two hrs to the most productive lake in our region in the panhandle.

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today , it's about 1.5hours , but in the past it was 3 hours each way ------until one day . I had left at 4:00am , drove 3 hours , fished all day by myself , really pushed myself to catch em .
Started driving back home approx 7:30Pm -- hadn't eaten all day . Decided to grab a burger , fries and a shake for the drive home ---HUGE MISTAKE . That food sat like a rock in my stomach and about 2 into the drive home -- I feel asleep while driving . Those dots on the side of the highway saved my life as they bumped enough to wake me up --- scared the krap outa me . lesson learned

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80 - 100 miles round trip


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I’m part of the 1-1/2 to 2 hour one-way club. More than that and it’s a hotel or something. I used to drive from Waco to Lubbock for a piece of trim in college, then back home in the same night. I Ain’t that young or determined at 54.


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I’m usually limited to 2 hours one way now. When I was younger, I’ve been known to drive 3 1/2 hours to surf fish at Grand Isle. Even then, we kept the catch on ice until we got up the next day.


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