Sign of the times?

The Heritage and Wild Trout Program? Really? Let’s just say this undisclosed location in the San Gabes won’t be my closeby trout water while I wait for the West Fork to return. (credit Jim Burns)

Lawrence Pirrone says:Edit

I know where this is. It was a nice fishery at one time. Putting those Angler report boxes in alerted every poacher in the San Gabriel valley that there were fish there and they wormed them out of there. I remember a time when I would see multiple fish fining in the pools as I hiked the trail. No longer. Those fish report boxes were the worst Idea that fish and game ever came up with. I detest them.

4 thoughts on “Sign of the times?”

  1. I know where this is. It was a nice fishery at one time. Putting those Angler report boxes in alerted every poacher in the San Gabriel valley that there were fish there and they wormed them out of there. I remember a time when I would see multiple fish fining in the pools as I hiked the trail. No longer. Those fish report boxes were the worst Idea that fish and game ever came up with. I detest them.

    1. I never thought of using the boxes to hot spot the area. I’d never been before, but I can imagine what a truly pristine spot it once was to fish. Thanks for your comment, Larry.

  2. Hey Jim,

    Just wanted to say thanks for your blog. I’ve been to the west fork to bike/hike a couple times because it really is beautiful. Just getting in to fishing and the closure hurts because the west fork really is the dream place to fish for me.

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