Cooper Canyon

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Posted ByGary on May 20, 2003 at 13:18:36:

Date Fished - 05/15/03-05/16/03

Littlerock Creek and Feeding Tributaries (Angeles National Forest, Cooper Canyon)-What a beautiful area! We decided to put together a last minute overnight backpacking trip into Cooper Canyon from the Buckhorn Trailhead to check out the possibility of catching a few fish. The hike in is relatively easy to this location, as it is all downhill. Heading uphill, the hike out is a little more difficult. It takes about fifty minutes hiking at a moderate rate. There was plenty of water this time of the year, and looks surprisingly a lot like trips into the Sierra Nevada range. Fishing though is difficult. The canyons are narrow and overgrown. It was difficult to get to locations to make the fly fishing workable. With a little more time to explore, there is the possibility to catch some fish. The only luck that I encountered was hiking due east towards Eagles Roost/ Mt. Williamson. Apparently there are some more open locations that would make fly fishing easier. I'll check these supposed locations out at a later date. Recommended flies in this area are mosquitoes, elk hair caddis, Madam X's and Black Ant patterns.

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