How far do you drive to your favorite hole?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by KansasKatter, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. KansasKatter

    KansasKatter New Member

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    Wichita Kansas
    With gas prices at $3.00 a gallon and rising, I was wondering, how far does everyone drive to fish in their favorite hole? Not really talking about a weekend trip, or all nighter, just an evening trip, when you are only going to be able to fish a few hours before going home.

    I live about 40 miles from where I grew up, and what few spots are still available for me to fish take a good hour to get to, not to mention the gas! Sure is taking a big chunk out of my fishing time! I wish I could find some places closer, but in this day and age, it is getting harder and harder to get permission to get on private land.:sad2:
     
  2. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    State:
    Cobden Il.
    I drive about 35 or 40 minutes to where I fish. I like the drive. but hate the gas prices.
     

  3. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    State:
    kentucky
    i drive about 1 hour to get to my favorite spot. i live next to cave run lake( in ky) but i hate that place when i am fishing for cats.
     
  4. catchinghogs

    catchinghogs Well-Known Member

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    State:
    Pennsylvania
    My drive is about 3 minutes. Its the baitcatching that kills me usally 20 miles in driving getting bait.
     
  5. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    State:
    Pataskala, Ohio
    Name:
    Clarence
    I drive about 30-40 mins. and can be on several bodies of water to fish. Also catch fish in all of them.
     
  6. SilverCross

    SilverCross New Member

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    State:
    Fairbury, Illin
    Usually I drive a mile there and a mile back, wondering if I am going to have to get a bicycle and cart pretty soon. Darn, don't know who I'm going to get to ride the bike back and forth, I'm taking my Ranger. LOL
     
  7. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    State:
    Normal, IL
    My favorite spot is just over an hour away, but its also 5 minute from my girlfriends parents house so when I go there for a few days it sure helps out.
     
  8. lawnman61

    lawnman61 New Member

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    State:
    Fort Worth, Tex
    I have several good spots and some are far away but I don't mind driving to any of them. If I can get out of the house to go fishing, I'll go to all of them if I have to.
     
  9. PeZ

    PeZ New Member

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    State:
    Oklahoma
    my spot is about 20 mins away from the house not bad at all
     
  10. Taliesin

    Taliesin New Member

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    State:
    Missouri
    This is a loaded question. There are three times that I will fish. During lunch I fish at a lake that is on my way between work and the "food court" on base.
    Right after work I will fish at one of 7 ponds/lakes that are on the way home.
    For 3 hours or more hours of fishing I drive 38 miles one way. That's the only time I get to go for cats and it is usually once a week right now. But then again, that once a week is usually 12+ hours.
     
  11. CraigO

    CraigO New Member

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    State:
    Tolar, TX
    10 minutes... thankfully!
     
  12. HRCats

    HRCats New Member

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    State:
    Ohio
    Right now its a 30 min drive. And will remain that unless i find a new one that produces like this one does.
     
  13. blackhorse83

    blackhorse83 New Member

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    State:
    missouri
    I have several places I could go thats closer,but I uaualy drive about anhour and a half because I like it there, I sure don't get to go as much as I use to.
     
  14. Crackr

    Crackr New Member

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    State:
    Indiana
    I been changing my scenery lately, so I drive anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hrs., all on the same stretch of river. My wish list I created would for sure take me farther than a 2 hr trip. Hopefully then gas will drop to, oh let's say 2.75 a gallon. What a deal that was turning out to be! :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  15. Fishnhuntforever

    Fishnhuntforever New Member

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    State:
    Northern California
    I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by great fishing close by. I can leave my house and be at my favorite spot in 15 minutes. I will travel as far as necessary to catch some great fish. I am only limited by my work and family. The work is a necessary evil and I love the family.
     
  16. Wildchilde01

    Wildchilde01 New Member

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    State:
    Texas
    I fish 5 different spots, only 2 of them hold any catfish that I have caught, the rest are bait and bass spots. Farthest is 22 miles, closest is 15. My favorite spot for saltwater fishing is about 3 hours long though.
     
  17. GaryF

    GaryF New Member

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    State:
    O.P., KS
    I figure I drove almost 5,000 miles last year for fishing. My favorite spots, on the MO and KS Rivers, are 30-40 miles round trip. Throw in bait and scouting trips, and an occasional longer trip, and it adds up.
     
  18. trackeryak

    trackeryak New Member

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    State:
    Mechanicsburg PA
    I'm in a pretty good location where I live. 30 minutes to drive to two different lakes I like to fish and 15 minutes to an awesome river.
     
  19. Georgiajack

    Georgiajack New Member

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    State:
    Georgia
    I'm a river rat, and depending on the rainfall, and river levels, I travel anywhere from as low as 2 miles, and up to 50 one way. Water levels, gas prices, and the heat have slowed my fishing down to a slow crawl here in south Georgia. Thanks for the post, and good fishin', Jack.
     
  20. sgt_rob

    sgt_rob Member

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    State:
    Bossier City, LA
    I can leave the house and have the boat in the water in 8 minutes unless I have to wait in line at the ramp. :)