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by LADave
Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:49 am
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Where can I flyfish for trout in So CA
Replies: 11
Views: 20741

Re: Where can I flyfish for trout in So CA

Practically any permanent stream in the San Gabriel or San Bernardino Mountains. Just get a topo. Where you see reservoirs, fish above them. Mostly you will catch small fish. Catch and release, barbless. 'Nuff said.
by LADave
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Northern California
Topic: Smith River Trout?
Replies: 6
Views: 11767

Re: Smith River Trout?

About ten years ago I fished below Patrick Creek and caught nothing but cutts, averaging about 12" They looked a lot like small steelhead. The cutthroat marks were faint, but they were there.
by LADave
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:45 am
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Whitewater River
Replies: 5
Views: 7318

Whitewater River

Before I explored the White Mountains for possible native Cutts, I made a number of trips to the Whitewater River on the east side of the San Bernardino Mountains. I caught a trout or two up there but it was tough prospecting. I was hoping to find fish adapted to relatively warm water. The stream ap...
by LADave
Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:29 am
Forum: Southern California
Topic: White Mountains
Replies: 6
Views: 9059

White Mountains and other fishless parts of interior west

The CA-NV Whites are definitely worth the trip. If no native trout, at least plenty of neglected wild trout and other wildlife like bighorns and mustangs. Bristlecone Pines of course but also relict populations of other conifers from the Sierras. The landscape up near the crest is unique in my exper...
by LADave
Sun Nov 13, 2005 12:24 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: White Mountains
Replies: 6
Views: 9059

Barren of trout?

Dean - Apparently you're right about the Whites being originally fishless, but it's far from self-evident if you take into account potential connections between Lake Lahontan and Fish Lake Valley circa 10,000 B.C. Ever the optimist, I made a little project of finding out. Alas, I never found anythin...
by LADave
Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: White Mountains
Replies: 6
Views: 9059

White Mountains

Some years back I fished around in the White Mountains east of Bishop. I was sorta hoping to find some native Lahontans up there somewhere, figuring they might have been able to get from ice age Lake Lahontan up to the lake that supposedly filled up Fish Lake Valley, then up into the streams flowing...
by LADave
Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:15 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: San Gabriel tributaries
Replies: 9
Views: 8342

What about Bear Creek off the WF?

Speaking of GR tribs, I once ran into a hiker who claimed to have observed spawners a ways up Bear Creek -- the one that flows into the WF from the north. Intriguing story, but it makes sense that bigger fish from the reservoir must spawn somewhere. They're probably steelhead by preference that got ...
by LADave
Sat Nov 12, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Southern California
Topic: Big Tujunga
Replies: 9
Views: 25427

Why no big fish in Big Tujunga?

The big 'uns stay down in the reservoir (the one down in the canyon), except on spawning runs. The small trout you were catching are smolts working their way downstream. The gene pool may be somewhat diluted by upstream stocking, but the native fish were probably Southern Steelhead that got stranded...

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