Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Price of a Brown

This blog entry is an homage to one of the most bizarre and remote So. Cal. waters I know of. I have been there very few times and timing can be key to avoid overgrown jungle-like bushwhacking, bugs, snakes and summer heat. It's also one of the most obscene workouts I know and my buddy and I pondered whether or not we'd ever return. Recent training for a run (race) had me a bit better off fitness-wise than I feared but it was still a brutal trek of off-trail terrain and elevation issues. Let this serve as an indicator that 2010 is going to be an amazing year for So. Cal. trout fanatics.
Take a close look at this shot. Click to enlarge. This adorable trout stream has a line of PVC in it. Middle of nowhere. Not cool.
The "Black Diamond Trout Society" tradition lives on as we scrambled down impossible banks to find fat butter-bellied browns.

Be careful and go get 'em!


Benny said...

I could only imagine what that pvc pipe is doing out in the back country. Looks like BDTS is alive and well. Nicely done!

Bernard Yin said...

You got that right. Ugh! Luckily, it didn't seem to affect the ecosystem as can sometimes be the case.

Flykuni said...

send in the Feds. the growers can kill a stream with toxins, or dry it up.