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Old 10-31-2008, 11:49 PM
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Tree Catcher, My next trip was going to be Bear Creek as i havent been up there in years. Did you access the area along the back road to big bear above Mentone hwy 38? i dont know if i can remember how to access the area as i remember it being kinda tricky. Nice to hear the area is still happening. Where did you turn off the road? i thought it was near a ranger station but i dont recall. Thanks for the reply.....
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:24 PM
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Hookenum, Hope you made it to Bear creek, I sent you a PM on Friday night on how to get there. For me I went to Deep Creek and had fun on about 10 to 12 bows that were abut 8 inches long.

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Old 11-02-2008, 12:01 AM
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How was bear creek. I was at the lake last weekend and I was told that bear creek has been slow and not much water was being let out? Any luck?
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Looks like the pics did not make it, will try again. When I was at Bear Creek three weeks ago, it seemed comparable to Deep Creek at this time. There was water flowing and enjoyed myself on some new water. A little spooky since I was there by myself.. LOL hate being part of the food chain


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Old 11-06-2008, 07:13 AM
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Default Re: San Gabriel River West Fork

I got the directions and appreciate the reply. Nice photos, those are some pretty trout. I'm trying to arrange getting the ATV's out to Bear Creek as i know the road is a bumpy one. I really want to get out there before the weather comes in to the area. Thanks Again
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Old 12-16-2008, 01:41 AM
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Nice to hear people going to the West Fork of the SG again. I haven't been for a few years. We had some crazy rains that raised the water level pretty high and destroyed the fishing. Glad it's back on track. I'm gonna have to pull out the bike when the weather clears.

I've never tried bear creek or deep creek. They look like fun. Now to find them.
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I often fish the west fork. Although it is not a destination fishery, it is convenient and productive. With the currnet cold it will be a challenge this weekend. Riding up to the dam 2 months ago, it was incredably low. Still having luck with drys. Hope to see you up there.
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I recently relocated back to Socal after living in Charlotte for 3 years where there was great flyfishing within 90 minutes of my house. Now that I am here is in Socal I would love to take advantage of close fisheries like the San Gabriel. I was reading your posts and would love to visit the West Fork. Can someone please send me directions from Orange County and maybe some local tips. Is this a small dry fly type of water where caddis and parachute adams are key?? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Caddisfly I will send you a PM on directions there.. As to flies to use there, your guess is as good as mine since I have only been there a few times. Look what is in the water and try to match that for nymphs and for airborne bugs, again match what you have in your flybox to what is out there.

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Nice going. What patterns did you use?
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