This morning I drove up to the San Gabriel Mountains to do alittle fishing on the San Gabriel River. My first stop was the East Fork. I fished there for about two hours and caught about 10-15 small Rainbow Trout in the 3-7 inch range. Most of the fish were caught on a size 16 Stimulator Fly. It was turning out to be a great trip, but I just could not leave without checking out the West Fork. I could not believe how many hits I got I must have got over 30 hits and caught about 15 more fish. Most were again in the 3-7 inch range, but I caught three that were over 10 inches a decent size for West Fork. This was the most fun that I have ever had out on the San Gabriel, and Spring has definitely arrived and the Trout know it. Please remember that if you visit the San Gabriel River do not litter, pick up any trash that you see, please don’t swim in the river, and please practice “Catch and Release”(the DFG wont be stalking the river until at least 2010, we don’t want to lose this great resource). If you want more information on the San Gabriel River check out my locations section . Here are some of the pictures from the trip!!!
On my latest Fly Fishing adventure I decided to go and check out Santa Anita Creek. So I got on the 210 freeway exited at Santa Anita Ave, and followed the road up to the end at Chantrey Flats. So you will end up in the parking lot and the road that you want to take down is at the south side of the parking lot. Follow the paved trail down alittle and that will take you down to first water trail. Not long after jumping on first water trail you will be at the creek. The creek will mini dams on it about every1/4 mile or less and these are the spots to fish. I fished each one on my way back to Sturtevant Falls for about5-10 minutes each and I caught 7 fish and also got a couple hits on a few Rainbows that got away. This creek is not stocked, all of the fish are Native Trout (you can tell by the beautiful coloring of the fish) so I urge you CATCH AND RELEASE ONLY! If you want more info and better directions check out the link on my main page under locations.
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