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The 2017 BassResource Road Trip to Pickwick Lake.

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The 2017 BassResource Road Trip to Pickwick Lake.

4/26/17 - 5/1/17

As with all previous Road Trips, everyone is invited, novice or pro.  You do not need a boat to attend.  There are always seats available.  Further, women are encouraged to attend with their significant other, or you are welcome to attend alone.  Ladies are always treated as ladies on these trips.

The only difference between these and previous Road Trips is that they are now "unofficial."  Glenn and Keri may or may not attend.  There will be no sponsor giveaways, nor Pro speakers.  Regardless, it will be the annual opportunity for many of us regular attendees to renew old friendships and, most importantly to establish new ones.

 

I would appreciate your comments before I finalize any plans.

 

Pickwick Lake - Arrive Wednesday April 26th depart Monday May 1st.

You are responsible for your room reservation

We will be staying at the Pickwick Landing State Park. Call 731-689-3135 to make reservations. You MUST mention you are with the Bass Resource group in order to get the group discount. You do not have to book it for the entire week, you can go longer or shorter. Just understand we cannot guarantee availability if you want to stay outside the event dates.

http://tnstateparks.com/parks/inn/inn-at-pickwick-landing


You must make your reservation by February 28th 2017. Room availability cannot be guaranteed after February 28th. Note that a $120 deposit is required. If you need any help with your room reservation, send a PM to BassnChris with a phone number where you can be reached.

 

The cabins are $580 plus taxes for 5 night stay and comfortably sleep 4 persons. 

Breaks down like this:

Wed-Thu $110/day plus taxes

Fri-Sat $125/day plus taxes

Sun $110/day plus taxes

 

Common Questions

 


Who is invited?
Everyone!

How does fishing work during the trip? Are we all on our own, do members pair up? Share patterns? The lake is pretty big. Do we all launch at the same time in the morning as a group or everyone do their own thing?
To begin with, this is not a tournament. It's just a bunch of folks who enjoy the fishing and camaraderie. Everyone does their own thing when fishing. They launch when they want and where they want. As for pairings, every evening we do our best to pair everyone up for the next day. NO ONE is left standing on the bank.

How does lodging work, do we tell you if we require a room? Do we get paired up for rooms with other members?
It is the responsibility of each individual to arrange their own accommodations. We have blocked 6 cabins for BR members, but reservations must be made by you. The block will be removed March 1st, so unreserved cabins may not be available after that date.  Stay active on the Road Trip forum and post from time to time that you are looking for a roommate. It always works out.

Do i need to bring a boat?   

NO, you do not need a boat.  Everyone is welcome, and everyone fishes!  We hold random drawings (see schedule above) to pair boaters/non-boaters up.


 

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Are there any links to threads from previous years meetups that I could peruse?

Can you give a ballpark estimate on costs (lodging, licensing fees, etc) for the time frame?  I assume lodging will be the most expensive part.  Also, I see Pickwick is part of 3 different states - which state will this be in?

Thanks!

 

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Do search on Roadtrip.

License fees vary by state.....Google fishing license for the state your interested in fishing. $40-50 probably.

lodging varies depending on where we stay. usually averages $100-125/night.....sometimes more sometimes less. But that cost can be defrayed by sharing a room or cabin with others.

We've usually stayed in Tennessee.

After we get a head count I will be able to provide more accurate lodging cost.

 

 

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Love this lake and the state park we stayed at a few years ago.  I'll do my best to attend.

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I believe we will make this one. It's a good prefishing tournament for the high school world championship also. Won't need lodging. 

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On ‎9‎/‎6‎/‎2016 at 8:27 PM, BassnChris said:

Do search on Roadtrip.

License fees vary by state.....Google fishing license for the state your interested in fishing. $40-50 probably.

lodging varies depending on where we stay. usually averages $100-125/night.....sometimes more sometimes less. But that cost can be defrayed by sharing a room or cabin with others.

We've usually stayed in Tennessee.

After we get a head count I will be able to provide more accurate lodging cost.

 

 

Alabama license covers all the waters of Pickwick (above the dam), Wilson, Guntersville, and Wheeler.  It includes Yellow creek to the bridge over the Tom Bigbee Waterway, Indian and Bear Creeks on the west side of Pickwick.  An annual fishing license for Alabama is about forty bucks.  A seven day license is less.  The cabins can accommodate four or five anglers easily.  Unless the rates have jumped, thirty five bucks per fisherman per night should cover the cabin rental.

They have been building a new loop of cabins for more than two years, but aren't in any hurry to get them finished.  The web site says they are in the planning stage, but last year all the new cabins were weather tight, but the interior partitions were still just stud walls.

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Updated the starting post with cost and lodging info.

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Would be nice to see some events later in the season as well. Possibly a fall roadtrip? Being an accountant, that time of the year tends to be a bit busy for me. ;)

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5 hours ago, OddChase said:

Would be nice to see some events later in the season as well. Possibly a fall roadtrip? Being an accountant, that time of the year tends to be a bit busy for me. ;)

I Think they have tried to time the trips with the pre spawn........I could be wrong.

The 5 years that I have been participating they have always been in early spring.....the first trips were 'official'......now they are 'unofficial' and we have just kept the original timing.

 

 

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I'm in on this one. Sure is a long trip for me though. Its what 30 minutes. 

We will be camping below the dam or at the State park campground. But figure it will be below the dam.

Pete

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Hey Pete!

It'll be good to see you again.

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I'm thinking I'll be there.

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13 hours ago, riskkid 2 said:

I'm thinking I'll be there.

Hope to see you there buddy.

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On 10/3/2016 at 5:15 PM, BassnChris said:

Hey Pete!

It'll be good to see you again.

Be good to see you also. Hope the fish are biting and its all big ones that week. They were hitting Monday..:D But we were crappie fishing. And it was 3 bass to each crappie..

Pete

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I'm a newbie to the forum but I'm thinking about it. Sounds like fun. 

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On November 15, 2016 at 9:30 PM, AC870 said:

I'm a newbie to the forum but I'm thinking about it. Sounds like fun. 

Definitely a GREAT TIME!

Remember everyone......make your reservations.

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This is the year I might just make it...Gonna hook up with Fishing Rhino and DinKy. Seems Charleston's closer than I thought.   

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Just made my campground reservations, so I'm coming. I may or may not bring my boat. It would require two trips to pickwick each way since I can't tow my boat behind my bumper-pull camper. Maybe I could take it over the week before. Whatever, I'll work out the details later.

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I won't be able to make the whole trip and probably won't be in a cabin but I will be there with my boat for the Weekend portion of this. Anyone that wants to fish with me is welcome.

I can fish three comfortably. 

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I really want to make this and bring my brother along.  I might be able to swing the finances, but we'll have to see.  (car is currently in the shop and I'm about 50% of the way towards paying off the $2k in work it needs...)

Seriously considering arriving Friday morning/afternoon and leaving sunday night.

Doesn't leave a whole lot of time for fishing, especially when we're looking at $375 for the cabin and $80 for licenses for my brother and I.  Hmm...

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On 12/15/2016 at 10:08 AM, CybrSlydr said:

I really want to make this and bring my brother along.  I might be able to swing the finances, but we'll have to see.  (car is currently in the shop and I'm about 50% of the way towards paying off the $2k in work it needs...)

Seriously considering arriving Friday morning/afternoon and leaving sunday night.

Doesn't leave a whole lot of time for fishing, especially when we're looking at $375 for the cabin and $80 for licenses for my brother and I.  Hmm...

 

If just the two of you are sharing the cabin, you should see what the nightly rate is at the lodge.  It might save you a few bucks.  They start at about 75 dollars per night.  That would save you 150 dollars provided the room meets your needs.

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2 months left to reserve cabin....after that the cabins will be released.

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My wife and I would love to attend this road trip we have a friend with a cabin 4 miles from the lodge and would stay there. My question is how would attendence and the logistics work if I'm not at the lodge. I'm new to bass resource so I'm a little green as to what all y'all do here. I really want to make this trip I'm no pro but an avid angler but have really only fished in Georgia and would love to go out with you guys. Any info you can provide me with would be greatly apprecieated.  

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