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So I brought the boat down from my river trip last weekend to try and fix a couple things on the boat and figured since its here at home I would take it out locally on Saturday. It has been years since I have been to either one of these lakes so which do you prefer? I liked castaic years ago but it sucked the last time I was there, the cops were all over the place and heard they like to give speeding tickets too, but I also like pyramid except for the mystery green goo floating everywhere. Might consider castaic again maybe. Either place is equally close to my house. Where would you go for the day and why? I personally prefer my little mud hole buena vista but don't feel like going to bakersfield for the day. Anyone gonna be out at any of these lakes this weekend?
 
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if you go to castaic, be prepared for a thorough inspection. When you bring a boat from AZ they have to "clear" it for their lake (Muscles).
 

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if you go to castaic, be prepared for a thorough inspection. When you bring a boat from AZ they have to "clear" it for their lake (Muscles).
Yeah I have heard of that, I pulled the plug yesterday to make sure everything would dry out but there wasn't a damn drop of water in it. I will leave it out until I get to the lake. What time does pyramid open? Can't find their website, maybe its down or something.:grumble:
 

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Yeah I have heard of that, I pulled the plug yesterday to make sure everything would dry out but there wasn't a damn drop of water in it. I will leave it out until I get to the lake. What time does pyramid open? Can't find their website, maybe its down or something.:grumble:
Not sure but most local lakes are dusk to dawn
 

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There is a group of boaters from here that go religiously to Castaic Lake every Sunday.
 

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Pyramid.... the law enforcement at Castaic is too much, I've been hassled there too many times:thumbsdown
 

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Last weekend I drove by Pyramid and Castaic on my way home from SoCal...I cant even believe you guys call those things lakes!!! More like ponds. You guys need to come up to NorCal to see what real lakes are.:D
 

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Last weekend I drove by Pyramid and Castaic on my way home from SoCal...I cant even believe you guys call those things lakes!!! More like ponds. You guys need to come up to NorCal to see what real lakes are.:D
River and Havasu are closer.:skull I have always wanted to check out Naci or San Antonio.:D
 

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Pyramid IMO is the nicest So Cal lake.


but that being said i drive 5 hours to Mohave/Needles/Havasu to me those are 1000X nicer
 

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Castaic is bigger and has nicer coves and beaches.:thumbsup
Big launch ramp.:thumbsup
Closer. :thumbsup
LEO will ticket for drinking and speeding.:thumbsdown


Pyramid is easier to speed around on and you can drink. :thumbsup
Very small ramp. :thumbsdown
Water is green. :thumbsdown
No beaches. :thumbsdown
30 min further. :thumbsdown

You will have a good time at either one but its not the river. ;) Have fun and if you can go on Sunday a group of us will be at Castaic -Richie Rich because he never shows up anymore. :p;):D
 

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pyramid for early am waterski otherwise flip a coin imo
 

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Always have gone to Pyramid for the day. Heard Castaic is kind of trashy and get's blown out a lot. Pyramid has a small picnic area and way in the back I have beached it where it gets shallow. Won't go to Piru ever again, multiple bad experiences
 

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Always have gone to Pyramid for the day. Heard Castaic is kind of trashy and get's blown out a lot. Pyramid has a small picnic area and way in the back I have beached it where it gets shallow. Won't go to Piru ever again, multiple bad experiences
like what?
never been, but always wondered about skiing it
 

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Went to piru once years ago in our mastercraft and it was ok until the wind kicked up. Swear it took 45 min to get back from the other side of the lake and thought the boat was gonna sink it was so damn rough. Another lake about equally as far from my house is silverwood lake out by hesperia. All the years I have been boating and I have never been there. Anyone ever been to silverwood?
 

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Castaic is bigger and has nicer coves and beaches.:thumbsup
Big launch ramp.:thumbsup
Closer. :thumbsup
LEO will ticket for drinking and speeding.:thumbsdown


Pyramid is easier to speed around on and you can drink. :thumbsup
Very small ramp. :thumbsdown
Water is green. :thumbsdown
No beaches. :thumbsdown
30 min further. :thumbsdown

You will have a good time at either one but its not the river. ;) Have fun and if you can go on Sunday a group of us will be at Castaic -Richie Rich because he never shows up anymore. :p;):D
I would love to head up there on sunday but I work nights and my monday is sunday night.
 

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One of these days we will be out there. We have had a lot going on lately and sadly, boating has suffered.


Castaic is bigger and has nicer coves and beaches.:thumbsup
Big launch ramp.:thumbsup
Closer. :thumbsup
LEO will ticket for drinking and speeding.:thumbsdown


Pyramid is easier to speed around on and you can drink. :thumbsup
Very small ramp. :thumbsdown
Water is green. :thumbsdown
No beaches. :thumbsdown
30 min further. :thumbsdown

You will have a good time at either one but its not the river. ;) Have fun and if you can go on Sunday a group of us will be at Castaic -Richie Rich because he never shows up anymore. :p;):D
 

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Castaic is bigger and has nicer coves and beaches.:thumbsup
Big launch ramp.:thumbsup
Closer. :thumbsup
LEO will ticket for drinking and speeding.:thumbsdown


Pyramid is easier to speed around on and you can drink. :thumbsup
Very small ramp. :thumbsdown
Water is green. :thumbsdown
No beaches. :thumbsdown
30 min further. :thumbsdown

You will have a good time at either one but its not the river. ;) Have fun and if you can go on Sunday a group of us will be at Castaic -Richie Rich because he never shows up anymore. :p;):D
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Well it has been years since I have been to pyramid, does anyone know if there is a huge line on the weekends like there used to be. I am planning to get there around 7am so am I gonna wait in line? Or should I be good?
 

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Well it has been years since I have been to pyramid, does anyone know if there is a huge line on the weekends like there used to be. I am planning to get there around 7am so am I gonna wait in line? Or should I be good?
You will be fine up till 9am
 

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Well it has been years since I have been to pyramid, does anyone know if there is a huge line on the weekends like there used to be. I am planning to get there around 7am so am I gonna wait in line? Or should I be good?
Huge line at Pyramid, go to Castaic and Jeff will back your boat in and park the truck.:thumbsup:D:D
 

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like what?
never been, but always wondered about skiing it
Piru is great for early morning skiing because it's warm (shallow lake) and of course water conditions on the lake in the morning are nice.
Won't go again because I have been on at least 2 drownings there, 1 where the victim was found and the other where it led to a body recovery. Just bad memories. Also, had a lot of inexperienced boaters there. seemed like more than other lakes. Sorry, not trying to knock the lake. have had good times there in the past with the family but the last handfull of times left a sour taste in my mouth
 
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