:D Hi there Flytop I hear where you are coming from. Having lived in Woodinville , Wa I know what a luxury it was to have a river just 15 to 30 minutes from one's door step. Re your question there is the Santa Ana River off of Hwy # 18. Then there are the west & east forks of the San Gabriel River. If you don't mind a driving trip, I loved fishing the Eastern Sierras out of Bishop. [/size]
Actually, the Santa Ana is off the 38, not the 18, though the 18 eventually hits the 38 in big bear. There are a few spots down around you in SD, but they are barbless artificial only. I'm new here on this forum, so I don't know what is crossing the line as for sharing spots publicly, but if you PM me I'd be happy to help you out. I was born and raised in the area, and know at least 30 fishable creeks within an hour or so.