Category: Locations List

SAN GABRIEL RIVER

By , September 29, 2008 12:49 am

The West Fork is a great place to learn fly fishing skills as the trout here are not very selective and the elevation allows fishing all year round. There is primarily Rainbow trout here a mix of native and stocked fish. There is also on the rare occasion Brown Trout, Arroyo Chub, Speckled Dace, or a Santa Ana Sucker. The Department of Fish and game used to stock from the entrance up to the second bridge, but because of a dispute stocking is not set to resume until 2010. Past the second bridge it is all natives and the paved road takes you 8 miles up to Cogswell Dam.

Practice Catch and Release Only, pick up trash if you see it, and respect this resource so that future generations can enjoy it!

 

The East Fork follows next to the road for about 8 miles back most people just stop next to the road and fish. Follow the trail into the Canyon past the parking area at the and of the road. Just a mile or so from here the fish are native, and there are good pools that go all the way back to the Bridge to Nowhere. The Department of Fish and Game used to stock from the fire camp up to the parking lot, but because of a dispute stocking is not set to resume until 2010.

Practice Catch and Release Only, pick up trash if you see it, and respect this resource so that future generations can enjoy it!

LOS ANGELES RIVER BED

By , September 29, 2008 12:38 am

 

The Los Angeles River Bed at Glendale Narrows is located just off of the 5 Freeway exit Glendale Blvd. in Los Angeles, CA. This is an under utilized body of water for Fly Fishing. This stretch of the LA river is dominated by Carp. The average Carp is a couple of pounds but I have seen them caught up into the 10-15 pound range. So if you ever want to hook into a powerful fish and want to stay close to home head down to the LA River. Note that the fishing is the best from the Early Spring through the Early Fall. Please don’t Eat any of the fish. Practice CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY, and don’t litter!!!

 

 

SANTA ANA RIVER

By , September 29, 2008 12:05 am

The Santa Ana River is the Largest River in Southern California. It’s so massive that it reaches into 4 counties, Starting from the  San Gorgonio & San Bernardino Mountains and flowing all the way down into the Pacific Ocean. The Santa Ana River has many access points throughout the San Bernardino National Forest and flows to many tributary Creeks and Streams throughout it’s decent to lower elevation. The higher elevations of the stream offer great wild Brown Trout Fishing and the DFG stocks the stream with wild Rainbow Trout near the entrance from highway 38. This is a shallow fast flowing stream with plenty of bugs to go around for the trout that inhabit it. I have even heard rumors of the upper stretches holding a few Brook Trout, though I have yet to see one for myself.

You will need a Forest Adventure Pass to park in the National Forest sections.

Practice Catch and Release Only, pick up trash if you see it, and respect this resource so that future generations can enjoy it!

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