By , April 30, 2009 3:45 am

I had a chance to get in alittle Urban Carp Fishing down at the LA RIVER with my buddy Dan “The Fishing Guru”. It was absolutely the most frustrating time that I have ever had fly fishing. We had missed the perfect warm weather Fly Fishing conditions by a day, the water was as stained as I have ever seen it, and I could not land a fish. I hooked up with about 4 nice sized Carp, and could not get one single fish into a net. Two broke me off on rock piles, one rapped me around a tree, and one actually spit my fly out on a head shake (which if you have been carp fishing before you know does not ever happen). So I will definitely be heading back up there soon to get my revenge on these Carp. The highlight of this fishing experience had to be the fact that I learned to do the Fly Fisherman’s dance of irritation and frustration!!!
Could Not Land A Single FishLa River Looking Dead


  1. Brian J. says:

    Dude, you need some waders for water like that… don’t git it on you!!

    Plus, you can put the run down on the man (gutter-roosters)

    –Brian J.

  2. says:

    Dude, Whats up with all the dead creatures laying around Glendale Narrows? D(Urban Fly Flickr) and I found a bunch of headless chickens stankin up the joint last week. Possum fricasse is back on the menu I guess:)

  3. Anonymous says:

    hay man im a huge trout fly fisher…i nothiced in alot of your pictures your touching the trout with dry hands….you must ALWAYS wet your hand and net before landing and handeling a trout although it will swim away, odds are the fish will die later…spread the word and save so-cal trout!

  4. SoCalUrbanFlyFisher says:

    (Anonymous) Thanks for the comment. I don’t know what photos that you have seen where I did not wet my hands before I handle Trout. This is one of the reasons that I don’t get to take photos of all of the Trout that I catch, alot of them slip out of my hand. I always try to remember to wet my hands. As you said, this keeps more of the protective film on the fish, and raises the chance of survival after release. Thanks for your concern though, it’s nice to see that people still care about conservation!!! Tight Lines.

  5. SoCalUrbanFlyFisher says:

    (James) I dunno man, could be the aliens. :) Thanks for the plug on your blog bro!!!

  6. SoCalUrbanFlyFisher says:

    (Brian J.) Dude, I grew up in LA one of the most poluted cities in the world. To me that’s clean bro! Keep up the awesome work your blog.

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