The Matalija Damn still stands. Their plans to disable it are still on hold. There are other Steelies in So Cal but most of them are off limits anyways.
Malibu creek has an active population of just over 1300 according to the last Fish and Game report that I got from the primary biologist for my region.
There is still some good seasonal Steelhead fishing in the American River. I used to fish them quite a bit when I was younger and living in the area.
It used to be a daily ritual to get a limit of Trout for dinner as well as 2 nice Salmon or Steelhead for the smoker.
If we could even get some C&R Steelies in So Cal, I would probably resort back to using the Flyswatter as my primary weapon. Bass are toys. Gills and Trout are food. There is a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking like an Idiot Fast, Free Registration Tell them TubeN2 sent ya
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