Is camping on the East Fork of the San Gabriel River dangerous?
I’m planning a trip to go camping up at the East Fork of the San Gabriel River, near Azusa, CA.
I have been told, “Due to recent events, if you have a gun, bring it.”
But, the “recent events” have not been explained to me.
Is the East Fork safe? Should I bring a gun? What should I be concerned about?
The recent events are meth labs popping up along the river and spring marijuana planting. However with the increased police presence those problems are no longer likely. There will be a huge influx of gold seekers along the entire river, recent publicity and the price of gold have increased the number of modern Fortyniner’s. Bears also have a large presence in the area as well due to all the folks up there leaving trash everywhere.
Personally I would pack some heat, more because of the four legged problems then the two legged kind. Fishing will be slow no recent stocking of the river. The west fork continues to be good fishing catch and release Fly fishing only above the last bridge. Lots of 4×4′s will be enjoying the off road mud near the lake. I have not been in there since the fires that may have an effect on where you decide to camp. Just above and below the “bridge to nowhere” remains private property and they don’t like campers in that area. Most goldiggers will be around the Baldwin mine section. I believe the cost to bungee jump off the bridge is $50. Other then that have fun fishing, panning, swimming jumping.
camping at north fork reservoir?
is there camping there? and is there a website or whatnot to see camp spots? thanks.
From what I can recall, no, no camping, just picnic.
You can look up camping spots at www.oregon.gov/OPRD/PARKS. You can look up state campgrounds and many tell you the specifics of rates, day use verses camping, etc.
San Gabriel River, East Fork, Heaton Flat Camping and Fishing?
I am going to camp and fish at Heaton Flat, San Gabriel East Fork. Can any give me advise where to fish and what to expect from both fishing and camping experience. I have some experience at salt water fishing, but fresh water fishing is new to me. Advise? Plus, i am taking my first fly fishing rod with me. Advise for fly fishing at the San Gabriel River Eask Fork.
Also, what are the rules and limits for taking different species of fish. Thank you.
I’ve never fished the river itself but I have had good luck fishing a stream that feeds into it about 8 or 9 miles upstream. You are going to have alot of competion with gold miners in the river. It is a popular recreational mining area. Bring a pan. I’ve had some luck panning the gravels. I even found one piece I could pick up and hold.
What is the best bait to use on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River?
I will be taking a camping trip in July and will be fishing on the Yankee Fork of the Salmon River (near Bonanza and Custer). I am wondering what the best bait is for that area in that time of year for Trout. Please note I will NOT be fly fishing. Expert advise is appreciated! Thank You!
Catch and release rules for curthroat trout. I always liked worms on a bare hook, salmon eggs and yellow or brown powerbait also work well.
Here are the regs:
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