San Bernardino National Forest Rainbow Trout Creek Fishing

Not much to share here, except amazing scenery, beautiful fish and another lasting set of memories from trout fishing in the San Bernardino National Forest. All fish 100% Catch and Release.
Oh, and how about a little video from the trip? Check it out below.


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April 29, 2012 at 2:01 PM delete

These are really great pictures of your adventures!

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May 6, 2012 at 12:17 PM delete

Were you fly fishing? Perfect fly water with light outfits. Love small streams, even though carpin has taken over my angling as of late.

Gregg

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May 6, 2012 at 12:26 PM delete

OK, the video wasn't available when I pulled this up first. Still, nice fly water. Long long ago I would have plied those plunge pools with a 0 Mepps. Great pictures as always! Looks like it once suffered mining with the sand I saw, or logging/road building.

Gregg

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May 6, 2012 at 9:28 PM delete

Hi Gregg!
Thanks for the comments. I did try a fly at one point, but was mostly using spinning gear. I recently bought a Tenkara rod, I'll be doing some fly fishing with it once it arrives. These were all caught on jighead matched to as small soft plastic worm. I have a few spinners but I'm really not confident using them on small streams-perhaps I should give them a shot!

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May 12, 2012 at 12:25 PM delete

Tenkara, PERFECT for that water! Keep us posted!

Gregg

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May 12, 2012 at 9:12 PM delete

Just got my Tenkara, will be posting with reports on it soon!

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May 13, 2012 at 10:26 PM delete

The rainbow trout sure is a beauty! :)

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May 15, 2012 at 2:50 PM delete

Thatz a real cool spot for fishing...u should let me know where that spot is at!!!!

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June 6, 2016 at 3:16 PM delete

the steel girders gave away the spo, at least to me. i've been i there many times. the trout will hit a dry fly, pretty much any dry fly, that you just dangle from the end of the flyroad and dance across the top of the water. no need, and really not room to cast. if you tie your own flies, a size 14 or 16 green bodied wooly bugger with black hackle is the ticket on these socal streams. get the bigger fish with buggers. or if you want numbers of the lil rats, a gold ribbed hair's ear with greenish or natural dubbing works well. these days, i wonder why i fish anything but the wooly buggers. ive caught plenty of small trout in my life, and while they are something that pulls back, the hunt for the bigger guys is what keeps my interest. there are still larger fish in the socal waters, but you're going to have to break a sweat to get to them, and possibly bring a machete or loppers just to punch a hole to their hideouts. Guerilla fly fishing, sometimes at night is my current obsession.

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June 6, 2016 at 3:32 PM delete

Thanks for the comment. The spot is ok, but haven't found many good fish back there. Heard there was an old grow spot very far back, best to be cautious.
Getting the big ones in these creeks is also my interest, as is finding new water. Definitely have run into some strange things on those hikes though...
So you are a ninja fly fisher? :)

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Be nice.