Are you going to rig up a fishfinder and rod holders and all the other assorted goodies on your PA?
I don't like to take my PA on big water lakes like Melones, Comanche, etc. because of the power boaters and because the wind can really blow up some rough water. I prefer the small water lakes where there are no power boaters (some of these lakes don't even allow gas motors) and if the water gets rough I can get off the water quickly. I have put my PA in 8 or 9 small high country lakes in the highway 88 corridor this spring, summer and fall.
I went back yesterday to the secret lake for a 50-60 (all rainbow trout) fish day.
as you can see you can drive right to the water's edge, makes for easy launching.
kept a limit of rainbow trout as honored guests at our dinner table: