California's Urban Trout

Amidst encroaching tract developments and just beyong the reach of traffic, the San Gabriel Canyon in the Angeles National Forest offers fine trout fishing for those who know what they’re doing. Neophyte Steve Lopez sees it for the first time with an excellent guide. “Yes, I could get into this. I’m not going to start bringing peacock and rooster feathers home, but Darrell’s five stages of trout fishing began to make sense to me. First, he had said, you want to catch a fish. Second, you want to catch many fish. Third, you want to catch a large fish. Fourth, you want to catch a tough fish. Finally, you just want to hang out along a pristine stream, miles away from the things that ordinarily clutter your mind.” In the Los Angeles Times.

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