On a day when temperature records were getting broken all over the Southland, Patricia Perez broke a record of her own: six fish caught on the lukewarm LA River.
“I’d never caught one fish until today,” Perez said.
She was one of the 120 Angelinos who took advantage of Trout Unlimited’s Vamos a Pescar program to learn how to fish our urban water.
“She was the first one on the water with me this morning, “co-event organizer Ban Luu said.
Before 9 a.m., both Luu and Perez had hooked green catfish on his secret masa recipe. And before the event officially ended early at 11:30 because of the intense heat, she’d caught five small carp as well.
All fish were released successfully back into the river.
See you on the river, Jim Burns