Winter carp fly fishing ‘likes’ the L.A. River


Ah, the wile golden bonefish fell for a humble L.A. River egg pattern. (Jim Burns)

Ah, the wile golden bonefish fell for a humble L.A. River egg pattern. (Jim Burns)

Look at it like this: It’s middle January; we just finished the worst cold snap in 20 years; and, presto, today temps are in the high 70s. That’s why the rest of the country hates us, folks.

And, the carp are going nuts on the river. Sure, you could book your ticket for Belize, hang with your buddies for a week at El Pescador and have a heck of a good time. All for about $1,100 for three nights, plus $500 in air fare.

Your inner bone fisherman is gonna like our river. Really. (Jim Burns)

Your inner bone fisherman is gonna like our river. Really. (Jim Burns)

Or … you could take your buddies down to the river and get into our own game fish for the price of some gas and a couple of tasty burritos.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

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4 thoughts on “Winter carp fly fishing ‘likes’ the L.A. River

  1. Ugh! I do envy you Jim! Your cold is laughable, were it not so damaging to the citrus crop. Saying that made me feel better. Go carp!

    Gregg

  2. I’ve caught and released many trout there on my fly rod over the years, I’ve seen the abundance of carp there as well but have never had the opportunity to chase them on the fly. What would you recommend for a young determined fly fisherman to try out for some carp fly fishing.

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