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Old 05-23-2013, 12:36 AM
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Default Any CGers here into boating?

Anyone here own a boat or into boating? If so where do you go? Do you go anywhere that you boat and shoot? Do you camp and boat? I'm trying to find some places that I can do two of my favorite activities.
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Old 05-23-2013, 4:56 AM
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I own a boat. Favorite destinations are lake Powell and lake Mohave.

Lake Powell involves a houseboat but we have beach camped once.

Lake Mohave we usually beach camp. Launch out of cottonwood cove with all of the camping gear in the boat. Drive up river 15-20 miles and find a nice cove with a beach. Stay 1-2 nights. Sometimes more.

Shooting is not allowed at either place, but there is always fishing.
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Old 05-23-2013, 7:52 AM
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Also a big Cottonwood Cove fan here. You can shoot there just not within two miles of the river and definitely not from the boat. I know of no place in the southwest where shooting from a boat is legal. But I enjoy hitting the Arizona side of the Colorado River around CC and hiking into legal shooting territory.
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Old 05-23-2013, 9:51 AM
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I live at the beach. I go out in the boat and shoot.
I go out about 8 to 10 miles away from boat traffic.
I usually call the CG so they know it is not a distress signal.
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Most of us have owned boats, but had terrible mishaps in where we lost our boats and all our firearms to boot.

Dangerous pastime.
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Most of us have owned boats, but had terrible mishaps in where we lost our boats and all our firearms to boot.

Dangerous pastime.
Same thing happened to me...

I don’t think I’ll be getting back into boating. Very unfortunate.
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Yeah... not a good idea. I lost ALL of my firearms tragically when they fell over the side. Not a pretty sight. I'm still shaken up over it. Oh, the humanity!
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When I had my boat we used to go to New Melones a lot. A large lake, you being in the Central Valley, are probably close to it. Don't know this summer though with not much rain this past winter, lakes are probably low.There is some kind of hunting around there, would see guys coming in off their boats in cammo and carrying shotguns.
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Cool everyone. Thanks for the info and suggestions. I love the "boating accident" meme. For anyone that doesn't know or would like to try it out, the Kern County Gun Club sits right outside of Buenas Vista Lake. You can boat there but the lake is pretty low, around 4-10 feet, because of the weak snowpack.

I'm a fan of Lake Mead and Lake Mojave, as well. While it is a long drive for most of us, it can be a lot of fun. Never been to Powell but heard it is an amazing sightseeing experience.

For you boaters, If you ever see a big blue and white boat on the lake, with the name Down Payment, that's me.
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Cool everyone. Thanks for the info and suggestions. I love the "boating accident" meme. For anyone that doesn't know or would like to try it out, the Kern County Gun Club sits right outside of Buenas Vista Lake. You can boat there but the lake is pretty low, around 4-10 feet, because of the weak snowpack.

I'm a fan of Lake Mead and Lake Mojave, as well. While it is a long drive for most of us, it can be a lot of fun. Never been to Powell but heard it is an amazing sightseeing experience.

For you boaters, If you ever see a big blue and white boat on the lake, with the name Down Payment, that's me.
Lake Powell should be on everyone's bucket list. It is a moving experience. great fishing too!
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Lake Powell should be on everyone's bucket list. It is a moving experience. great fishing too!
Hell yeah, I'd love to do a house boat trip on Powell someday (naturally bring our boats too).
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Love going to the 'River' as a so cal resident - to get away and have some fun. In laws have a place in FT. Mohave AZ and we either launch at Needles (CA) and boat up to Havasu or we launch out of Katherines landing (Lake Mohave).
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Last summer, I took my first trip back to Katherine's since I was 10. The place was exactly as I remembered it. Took the family all over Lake Mohave. That's a cool place, like a throwback to another decade. It's a place time forgot but it is still super cool. Kids loved it, water was great and there is just enough to do in Laughlin for it to be fun.
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Have a boat docked in newport harbor and another one we move between washington, Canada, and Alaska.

Heres a few pics from the latter in alaska:



Launching clays from the lower deck:



Shooting clays from the upper deck:





The dogs always dig it

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We own a sailboat. Probably not what the OP has in mind, but we sail almost every week...including right now. Currently sailing back towards the US in the Mediterranean...the IP of this post should be something Euro, I would guess, since we're still pointed at a coastal Spanish network. Our favorite destination is an uninhabited island in French Polynesia, very close to Melanesia.

Pretty much no shooting goes on, unless you count spearfishing. I bagged not the biggest, nor the most beautiful, nor the most spirited grouper of my life yesterday, but it was the tastiest. Maybe credit goes to the chef, my wife.

My brother-in-law lurks on CalGuns and has a powerboat. He's an awesome fisherman, and we love to take local trips with him, usually off Baja. Pretty much no shooting (except spearfishing, again) then, either, although once we shot off some fireworks.

Boats and shooting just aren't a good mix. I prefer stable shooting platforms, so when the seas are fun the shooting isn't.
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Is that the tram-line in Juneau?

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Have a boat docked in newport harbor and another one we move between washington, Canada, and Alaska.

Heres a few pics from the latter in alaska:


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Is that the tram-line in Juneau?
Yeah thats Juneau, keep it docked there during the summer and go put around the area for a week at a time before flying home. In the last few years weve pretty much explored the whole inside passage and most of coastal canada.

Weve been playing around glacier bay and the other areas near the state park. Lots of grizzlies and the fishing is horrible, but its scenic.

For some reason the fishing near washington is much better than what ive found in alaska. But if your into Salmon or charter boats your opinion will probably differ.
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Most of us have owned boats, but had terrible mishaps in where we lost our boats and all our firearms to boot.

Dangerous pastime.
It happened to me!
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There's Boca lake off 80 heading to Nevada. You can drive your car on the beach and there's a shooting spot across the road
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Sailing not boating.
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Motorboating"
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Motorboating"
You haven't lived until you've motorboated on a motor boat.
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Grew up boating have also driven some fast boats.One of my old race boats and my current lake cruiser
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Grew up boating have also driven some fast boats.One of my old race boats and my current lake cruiser
Those are some cool boats! Is that second picture at Lake Powell?
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no boating for me just boating accidents
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Those are some cool boats! Is that second picture at Lake Powell?
Yes i forgot what canyon it was but i do know it was near padre bay.Been going there for over 27 years.
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