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roland trevino

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Thanks for the help!  Here is a short video of me fly fishing the L.A. River with a 3wt fly rod for some small bass (not appearing in this film)





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In the forty years I lived in So.Ca. (mostly Orange Co.) I never saw any vegetation growing anywhere near it, let alone enough water to support fish! Although some years back someone did a spoof showing guys in a drift boat fishing for steelhead in the LA river. They even managed to get the article printed in a well known fly fishing mag.
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James, the places to fly fish along the L.A. River are the unpaved river bottom sections at Betty Davis Park in Glendale and Atwater Village section adjacent to the 5 Fwy, between the 110 Fwy and 134 Fwy.

This unpaved area has Tilapia, Green Sunfish, Bluegill, Largemouth Bass, and common carp.  Someone even caught a Piranha type fish called a Pacu that eats nuts.

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Of the species mentioned, I would concentrate on the Carp. And don't let the word get out that they are there. We once discovered Carp in a creek in Orange Co. They had been planted there as a means of algae control. Once we figured out how to take them on a fly, we had excellent fishing, for big fish, close to home. And we had it all to ourselves. But alas, word did get out. We had competition from those who prize Carp as table fare, and they wiped them out in one season! A two or three pound carp is just a little guy as Carp go, but on a 5 or 6wt rod, he'll take you into your backing.
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