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    da book worm--researcher

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    anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    going to be visiting some of my wifes freinds that live nearby -- was wonder if its doible or worth while--thanks --Ivan

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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Yes panning is permitted in the park, all of the tributaries leading into the lake from the north have gold in them, They flow down from the Bradshaw's .I have panned and found gold in and around Lake Pleasant, on the east side of the lake outside of the park near the power lines, and along the power line road you can find agates, and carbonates (ie desert roses). good luck and HH


    db

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    Desert Rat

    Mar 2006
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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    The area set aside by the state is located where the Humbug empties into the lake itself if i remember right....
    These days the road around the lake is blocked off with a iron gate at the humbug. There is a way around it
    but it takes detailed knowledge of the area like i have from years of exploring those hills...but even then time
    fades memory but i will try and help out. When you come in from the back side (Hwy 74) bypass the first
    boat entrance and keep going until it t's. To the right is another park entrance...go left and follow it around..
    you will cross a bridge that goes over part of the lake when the lake water is up....just past this there is a right turn...
    take it...as going straight will take you to castle hot springs proper. You will go thru a wash section right away and
    start to climb. After the climb is a flat plateau.....continue until it turns into rolling hills and then drops down and curves right.
    At the bottom of the curve will be a sign and a road to you left that goes down...this is the beginning of the back way to
    crown king and other points. Continue back up the hill and it turns left....around the turn will be a road....take it left....
    then after a bit is a road that goes right and forks into two roads...if memory serves me correctly the right hand road is the
    one you want to see the old chinese damn built to hydro the sides of humbug creek for placer in the 1880's. These roads
    are not for cars...and i highly advise a high clearance 4x4 or quad!


    DW
    Chasing The Past One Marker At A Time...

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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Quote Originally Posted by azstomper
    you will cross a bridge that goes over part of the lake when the lake water is up....just past this there is a right turn...
    DW

    Thanks for the directions! I'm dying to get up to the North side of the lake. Went up there for some fishing a couple weeks ago and didn't catch jack because of all the boat noise and people Will take my pan with me next time. Nothing like a day of fish and gold right!!!
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    Sincerely,
    Randy Wright
    Mix Engineer

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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    screwy rules? -- after contacting the park for more info ---- some very screwy "RULES" showed up humm seems IN THE PARK you can pan using hand tools and use metal detectors --you have to fill your holes ( cool by me) but then the parks say "you can't "take" anything from the park "INCLUDING" THE GOLD" -- HUH ? -- lets see you CAN metal detect and pan pan for gold but then you can't leave the park with it --county rules --- the county "MANAGES" the park and says no taking anything from county managed or owned parks --however the land is OWNED by the BLM ---federal govt which allows gold panning / detecting hobby style.--- those rules are in conflict and the fed rules should prevail in this case.

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    May 2006
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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Follow the rules of the one who owns the land. They have the throne
    Sincerely,
    Randy Wright
    Mix Engineer

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    us
    Jul 2008
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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Might be beneficial to check into joining the Roadrunners Prospectors Club in Phoenix. They have a large number of claims and did have one on Humbug Creek (not sure if they still do). I have seen some small nuggets taken from there. But if you have the gold bug , check into the club ,,,,nice group of people with a lot of info and great activities.

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    Cptbil

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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    gjui5
    So!
    You didn't catch "JACK !" HUH! ?
    Hay!
    A well placed stick of dynamite sure improves a guys fish catching average!
    CptBil & Bugs

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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Was that a funny or do you enjoy wearing jumpsuits?

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    May 2006
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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Quote Originally Posted by lastleg
    Was that a funny or do you enjoy wearing jumpsuits?

    hahah

    Bill,
    Not a big fan of loud bangs Plus the sulfur in the fish wouldn't taste well...
    Sincerely,
    Randy Wright
    Mix Engineer

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    ca
    May 2007
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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Quote Originally Posted by cptbil
    gjui5
    So!
    You didn't catch "JACK !" HUH! ?
    Hay!
    A well placed stick of dynamite sure improves a guys fish catching average!
    CIL wobblers--bag your limit with every cast.
    Hell,you ain't never too old to look!

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    us
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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Quote Originally Posted by djui5
    Follow the rules of the one who owns the land. They have the throne
    Well said!!

    Last time we went to Pleasant, we could see bass, but they wouldn't take anything. My buddy was literally bouncing worms over a couple, but no go. Also noticed numerous dry washer piles at the north end off Castle Hotsprings rd. right on the boundary of the park. Didn't get a chance to see if the was any color, but it might be an OK spot.

    Also, if I remember right GPAA had/has some claims off I17 & Table Mesa rd There was flour & flakes when I was up there about a year ago. Might be worth a shot for you!
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Been to that lake several times always wondered if there was any color there, now I know!
    Thnx
    Protect our Second Amendment Rights!!
    The "bad guys" don't want us to have guns to defend ourselves!!!

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    da book worm--researcher

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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    when the bass will not take worms -- maybe they seen too many of em --try a rooster tail spinner or mepps minnow spinner or other lesser used type lure item

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    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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    Re: anyone try panning at lake pleasant or metal deceting there?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    when the bass will not take worms -- maybe they seen too many of em --try a rooster tail spinner or mepps minnow spinner or other lesser used type lure item
    Believe me! I was thinking more along the lines of a speargun or arbalette!!! I swear, he bounced a worm over the fishes nose, and he just backed up a couple of inches, and sat there.
    Randeecobra likes this.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

 

 

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