Some SoCal Mountain Native Trout

fish-ninja

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I frequent mountain streams chasing native trout. Back mountains of my Los Angeles home have a bunch of streams to hold these jewels. I trekked into a couple of them recently with my backpack on and walking legs warmed. It is hard to believe such pristine nature is just a day walk away from one of the largest metropolices of this world. I wanted to share photos from these recent trips here as some of you seemed to have liked them from the sierras this summer. These may not be as large as those in Sierras (mind you some of them can get big, just not this time) but they still hold the true genes of the mighty southern steelheads. I bet the moment we break those dams, some of them just swim away straight into the pacific like nothing ever happened in the past 200 years and return back in a few years as a full-size chrome!

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Beautiful report fish ninja. Back in my early days of fly fishing i used to fish the san gabriel river and its tributaries and palomar mountain streams doan park stream would hike in alone and catch dozens of those small natives on hand tied flys . great for the soul, thanks
 
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Beautiful report fish ninja. Back in my early days of fly fishing i used to fish the san gabriel river and its tributaries and palomar mountain streams doan park stream would hike in alone and catch dozens of those small natives on hand tied flys . great for the soul, thanks
Ahhhh, you read my mind right there, Brock. I think this is one of the best kept secrets of SoCal fishery. People like you before my time kept these gems going strong. Thank you!!! I will do my best to save them for the next generation anglers. Not sure if you still doing this type of fishing minus heavy hiking. If you are, please hit me up we can go together? Tight lines! FN