Re: Day Trips from Montrose/La Crescenta/La Canada Flintridge area
Hi there Chris. While Im not new to California, born and raised native, Im fairly new to fly fishing. My normal haunts include the Kern River and the Eastern Sierras, Ill do as far north as Bishop as a day run, further than that and I camp. About a 3.5 hour drive to Kern and about 5 or so to Bishop, from the Greater LA area. I live in Lancaster so its only about 2/2.5 and 3.5/4 hours for me.
Closer to Montrose, theres Piru Creek (Castaic), Sespe Creek and Matilija Creek (Ventura), the San Gabriel River forks (Azusa), and Bouquet Canyon Creek (Santa Clarita). IVe never fished any of these but am really wanting too. Bouquet Creek is really small and tight, not much of fly fishing stream although it can be done and its right on the roadside. The rest of these Ive heard some good things about.