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How jetboat friendly is Bass Lake? If I go all the way up there will it will it be a hasslefest if my boat is louder then your average wake board rig or family boat? What do you guys think try something new or stick to the river? :hmmm:
 

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I was there back in '08 with my twin turbo jetboat and didnt have any issues (it was also just my ex-wife and I, and our dog in the boat), but I have also been there in a buddies jet boat with threw transom exhaust and we got hasseled all day long. It got so bad that we pulled the boat out of the water and left. Didnt help that my buddy had a mouth on him.
I'd say just be cool and you wont have any issues.
 

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I took my boat and drove all the way from Riverside to Bass lake 15 years ago. Won't do that again. The lake and scenery where beautiful, but to small and crowded for that long of a drive. I'd do Nacimento before I'd do Bass, but I'm sure that there are plenty of others who love the place.
 

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That's exactly what I'm looking for is the Bass lake scenery but this place isn't sounding like all that. Any other suggestions for lakes that may be comparable.
 

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Go to shaver lake. It'll be very similar in travel time to get there and the lake is much bigger with very similar scenery and much less hassling. It can also get a little crowded on big weekends, but still very usable and enjoyable. Lots of good camping up there too if you wanted that also. Only question mark this year is lake level. They drained the lake all the way down to do work on the dam and with the little rain it could effect the lake. Search facebook because I think there is a shaver lake facebook page with pictures and info.


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My wife and I have been wanting to try something new as well. Especially since we recently had a baby. I remember going to Bass lake as a kid w/ my parents back in the 80's and it seemed pretty big at the time. My wife and I have been thinking of taking the boat up there this summer and maybe even to Tahoe as well. We'd like to maybe try the boating/camping combo.
 

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We were at shaver a few weeks ago and they still were not finished with the dam. They should begin filling it anytime but we have had almost no snow and even less rain this year. It will be very suprising if that lake gets full enough to boat on at all this year.
 

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Reddinger Lake. It's about 45 minutes east of Bass, and just as scenic. Zero hassle, 90% of the time its glass. Small camp,ground near lunch ramp, bitchn bridge to jump off(20'), waters a lil cold by bridge. Nice beach for activities. Couple house u cld rent, with docks. I stayed at the Rock house last labor day and there was maybe 15-20 boats the entire wknd. It's kind of a private lake due to the unmaintaned road from the town to lake. But well worth the drive
 

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Use to go there all the time years ago. Stayed at Millers Landing in the cabins and at the campgrounds next to it. Would stay for two weeks at a time. There is good and bad at Bass Lake.

The good: Very long and wide lake. Lake Lice have to stay in marked areas. No speed limit.

The bad: Cost $65.00, over 250HP, for season pass that you have to get at the Sheirff at the center of the lake when you first launch. No daily pass. They do have a noise reg. Weekends, the water is rough.

I don't go any more.
 

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The best thing about Bass Lake is the movie, "The Great Outdoors"! Not fun for hot rod boats. No wake zone until a certain time, & they do check decib numbers for noise. Many better lakes for boating and fishing. Movie is funny though. If I remember correctly, Dan Akroyd rents a V-drive they call a Jet Boat.
 

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The best thing about Bass Lake is the movie, "The Great Outdoors"! Not fun for hot rod boats. No wake zone until a certain time, & they do check decib numbers for noise. Many better lakes for boating and fishing. Movie is funny though. If I remember correctly, Dan Akroyd rents a V-drive they call a Jet Boat.
Lol! Great Outdoors that movie is a classic!
 
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