I just took a job at the hospital in Jackson and I am moving in mid July. I'm planning on bringing my '05 Malibu Vride down there with me if I can find a rental that has storage. I don't know anybody in Jackson and will be looking for some people to ride with, my boat or yours.
I looked on maps and see that Comanche and New Hogan are the big lakes nearby, are there any others nearby I should know about?
Hogan is awesome! We are planning a trip to be there on July 11 - July 14 and we will be staying at the big campground there. You're welcome to stop by if you need a third on your boat! I may also have my boat there.
Eric is right about Comanche, it is a mud hole with counter clockwise direction, tubers and fishermen everywhere. Drive an extra 20-60 minutes and go to New Malone's, Hogan, Tulloch or McClure. Don Pedro and New Malone's are probably the best choice for clear warm water and not too much havoc.
Congrats on the job.
Agree with others... Hogan is actually a pretty good lake. It is low this year though. We have a few families that get together there a few times each summer. As long as the wind doesn't whip up it stays pretty nice.
We usually do a ton of boarding there early/late season with wetsuits. It's really calm and not a ton of people out there either. When the water level is high the boat in sites across the lake from the main ramp are great to camp at.
I'll PM you. I also just moved to amador county. (up near pine grove)