Trout Trout Trout

Location: Los Angeles National Forest
Target: Rainbow Trout
Operation: Success
Hiked in. Fished. Had fun. Enjoy the results.

 (More after the jump + video)

Check the gnarly bug hatch out!

Threw micro jigs and trout worms. All fish catch-photo-release. Found some sweet rainbow trout action in deep pools further along the creek. Lost a much larger trout at the very end of my trip. Kind of overpowered my 2lb mono ultralite setup. 

All in the Angeles National Forest. Please practice catch and release or these trout streams will quickly be empty (no longer stocked).

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June 9, 2012 at 8:58 PM delete

Sounded like a cool trip through the Angeles Forest :) Nice catches!

June 9, 2012 at 9:24 PM delete

Oh, you're so right. That lizard does look like an alligator!

June 13, 2012 at 11:54 AM delete

Hey man,

I'm new to SoCal trout fishing, and I'm looking to hike/fish the Angeles streams. I moved here from Michigan a few years ago, so I'm really excited to see that there's similar stream fishing here in SoCal.

If you're game for letting me tag along, then I'd like to join you on an outing to learn the area. I was on the West Fork a couple weeks ago; caught a couple 5-6" wild rainbows. I'm looking forward to meeting more anglers.

Look forward to hearing from you,
(Kobinator18 on, new account getting activated)

June 15, 2012 at 12:21 PM delete

Great video and photos! The big ones always get away. I just switched to 2# test for the streams, but you're making me think of using 4# again.


Be nice.