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Ueda’s ‘Planet Carp’ splashes down in Pasadena

Holy mackerel, that’s some slab, Glen! (Courtesy Pasadena Casting Club)
There are literally miles and miles of carp water throughout Southern California and beyond. Some of these watersheds literally untouched and ready to reward the intrepid fly fisher. 

Please plan on attending his presentation “Planet Carp” as Glenn Ueda will be sharing his experiences over the past decade, personal fly fishing tackle, and specific techniques when sightfishing for carp.

A native of Southern California, Glenn was introduced to surf fishing as a child by his father. Every Sunday, from Morro Bay down to San Onofre, they caught their own bait and targeted everything from striped bass to barred perch to corbina. Reading about fly fishing in Field and Stream, Glenn soon learned basic fly casting and tying at world famous Long Beach Casting Club, He was ten. A local pond provided endless joy fooling bluegill, crappie and bass. Almost five decades later following a rewarding career as an architect, he sought new challenges. Taking all of those cherished surf and freshwater lessons he built a very successful business “So Cal Flats Fishing Guide Service” teaching fly anglers the art of sightfishing in shallow surf for one of the world’s most challenging species, the California Corbina. Guiding highly skilled anglers from all over the globe, many agree after a day’ of stalking that they our “Ghost of the Coast” is as difficult if not worse than the very popular and highly coveted flats permit.

Thursday, March 10, 7 p.m.

San Marino Masonic Lodge
3130 Huntington Drive
San Marino, CA 91108

Editor’s Note: This is the monthly meeting for members of Pasadena Casting Club, but non-members are also invited to attend. It’s free.

Join a team fishing competition on the Kern River, slated for Saturday, Oct. 9

Southern Sierra Fly Fishers Club announces the sixth annual California Fly Fishing Open will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9, in Kernville, California.

The five-person team tournament is back on the mighty Kern River, so get your team ready and register here.

Two events for Saturday consideration

Join South Coast Trout Unlimited in its continuing partnership with Heal the Bay for their Coastal Cleanup Day.

We will be cleaning up the Los Angeles River and the adjacent park areas, from 9 a.m. until noon this Saturday (Sept. 18). Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

Most of the trash in the streets and parks make their way into the watershed via storm drains and eventually the ocean. You are doing your part to reduce the giant islands of plastic found floating in the middle of the ocean.

Please wear a hat and comfortable closed-toed shoes. Sunscreen and Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Stick around for the amazing raffle prizes as each participant will be given a raffle ticket, you might win a fishing pole

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Meet at Lewis MacAdams Riverfront Park.

AND

SCTU is working on the Lower LA River, so drop by our booth and learn more about the Lower LA River Restoration and Access project.

LA River End Of Summer Festival
Saturday, September 18
9am-2pm
Hollydale Park: 5400 Monroe Avenue South Gate, CA 90280We have just launched the Lower LA River Channel Restoration and Access project page. Check it out here to learn more about the background and goals of this grant project. The conceptual designs are a first step in creating a naturalized bottom in the Lower LA River.

Coronavirus update: Blake Jones Trout Derby this weekend

Derby

Update: The Bishop Chamber of Commerce has announced significant changes for this weekend’s Blake Jones Trout Derby. In light of rapidly evolving concerns regarding Corona Virus/COVID-19, “social distancing” and “mass gatherings,” the Bishop Chamber is taking measures to at reduce risk to derby attendees, staff and volunteers for the event.

“We’ve given careful consideration to the situation including consulting with the Inyo County Public Health Officer,” Tawni Thomson of the Bishop Chamber of Commerce said. Dr. Richardson stated he feels the event is low risk and did not recommend cancellation; however, in order to minimize chances of virus spread, the Chamber Board of Directors has decided to eliminate the traditional awards ceremony “mass gathering” portion of the derby and all prizes will be awarded via raffle.

How will this work?

Everyone who has pre-registered for the derby will automatically be entered into the raffle.
Winners will be chosen on Monday, March 16, then notified by email or phone.
Winners will have the option to pick up the prize at the Chamber or have it shipped.
People that have pre-purchased a t-shirt will have the option to pick up at Chamber or have it shipped.

There will be no fish-weighing and no prize ceremony at the fairgrounds.
Anyone who does not wish to be in the raffle will have registration fee refunded.

“The fish have been stocked, the prizes are all ready to go,” Chamber Event Coordinator April Leeson said. The Bishop Chamber understands the annual derby is a beloved tradition that draws anglers from near and far to enjoy the family-friendly fishing event. They also understand the derby is very important to our local economy. “Although less than ideal, we believe this plan represents a good balance between preserving the fishing tradition and accommodating current health care concerns,” added Leeson.

“We’re calling our new format Plan “C” for Coronavirus,” Thomson said. “We are keeping a good sense of humor about the situation and we hope everyone that chooses to fish near Bishop this weekend has great luck and a great time.”

FoLAR hosts Casitas Lofts workshop March 4

Casitas

From Friends on the Los Angeles River:

We began this call last year, and now hear it echoed by the agencies and decision-makers who will help us realize River restoration right here in LA. We’re pushing for equitable public access and ecological restoration on our River.

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for CASITAS LOFTS has now been published, and we’ve been granted our comment letter extension! This gives us – along with our community supporters and partner organizations – until the end of March to submit our comments. READ ALL ABOUT THE PROJECT on our website folar.org/casitas

Save the date for March 4 and register for our workshop, when we will break down the contents of the DEIR and issues with the project. Here’s what to expect:

Learn the scale of the developer’s proposal – it’s big!
Break out into groups to examine specific impacts of this project on Nature, Traffic, Floodplain Management and its woeful unaffordability.
Prepare letters, submit comments online and call local leaders to tell them we oppose this project and why.

FoLAR is co-hosting this workshop with Clockshop, NRDC and LA River State Park Partners.

JOIN OUR WORKSHOP ON MARCH 4

Fly Fishing Film Tour hits Santa Ana on Feb. 27

Better lace up your boots before you get your socks blown off! The 2020 Stoke reel for the Fly Fishing Film Tour has landed and will give you a taste of the best fly fishing films of the year. Tickets will be on sale at flyfilmtour.com and your local fly shop soon. Grab your fishiest friends and we’ll see you at the show!