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January 2, 1997 | MIGUEL HELFT
A week after stocking Lake Casitas with more than 2,800 pounds of catfish, officials are scheduled to add about 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout to the lake. On Monday, the Casitas Municipal Water District is scheduled to release trout--large enough for catching at about one pound each. The fish come from the cold, clear waters of the Lost River Trout Farm in McKay, Idaho. For more information on fishing at Lake Casitas, call Lake Casitas Marina at 649-2043.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun
Steelhead trout once packed the natural pools of Southern California's spawning rivers - that is, until the waterways were transformed into concrete drainage canals in the 1930s to protect the burgeoning flatlands from flooding. The last steelhead in the Los Angeles River was a 25-incher caught off a bridge in Glendale in 1940, two years after that stretch was paved. Today, the region's steelhead population hovers around 500 - 10% of what it was seven decades ago. "The good news is that steelhead are remarkably resilient if given half a chance," Jerry Schubel, president and chief executive of the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, said last week as crews were installing plumbing and temperature controls in an exhibit he said was designed to "reveal some of the secrets of this fish and inspire conservation.
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SPORTS
February 21, 1996
Anglers at three Southland reservoirs have been pulling in some monstrous rainbow trout. At Santa Ana River Lakes, Irvine Lake and Corona Lake, 25 fish weighing 10 pounds or more were landed in the last week. The largest, a 17.2-pound rainbow caught at Santa Ana River Lakes, was fooled by a shiny Kastmaster lure fished by Fred Devile of Corona.
NEWS
March 6, 2013 | By Jay Jones
With the spring fishing season fast approaching, a remote lodge in British Columbia is offering the opportunity to fly fish for trout in some of the most pristine coastal rivers in Canada. At Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort , near the northern tip of Vancouver Island, the fishing spots are so isolated that guests, accompanied by expert guides, reach them by helicopter. The season opens April 15 and continues through May 31, when many of the fish have reached 25 pounds in weight.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1992
I am responding to Robert Cunningham's column "Why Not Save the Trout?" (Commentary, Nov. 39). Cunningham begins by suggesting that if the "slaughter of rainbow trout" depicted in the film "A River Runs Through It" were to be continued, it would reduce the river to merely "a stream of clear water" devoid of fish. He then goes on to argue that fishing is not a sport but rather a form of slaughter based on "exercises of ego" and resembling a lust for war. Cunningham is correct in his observation that overharvest by anglers can leave a river virtually devoid of trout.
NEWS
October 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Crews from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are using a toxic antibiotic to kill off nonnative rainbow trout and make room for the native brook trout in a mountain stream along the North Carolina-Tennessee border near the Newfound Gap. Workers have been moving brook trout--the only trout species native to the Smokies--from the two-mile stretch of creek they plan to treat. The fish will be returned after the antibiotic antimycin kills off the rainbow trout.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1995
The city has a new fishing hole. The state Department of Fish and Game this week released about 600 rainbow trout in a one-acre lake in Wilderness Park at Florence Avenue and Little Lake Road. The lake had been unsuitable for fish for about six years because of contamination and low oxygen levels, but the city decided to clean it up after draining the water so that police could search for a gun used in a crime. The gun was never found, said Richard C. Redmayne, director of public works.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 29, 1995 | CHRISTINA LIMA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
About 200 adults and children swarmed a floating dock at Lake Casitas early Thursday to welcome 1,852 rainbow trout that had been brought in a truck from Mackay, Idaho. As park rangers and the truck driver ran a long hose from the tanks in the truck to the lake, adults and children hovered on the edge of the lake trying to catch the fish--by pole or hand. "It's so cool," said an excited Ilene Barreto, 7, of Oxnard as she grabbed a trout from the water. "I want to take it home." With $30,000 in federal grants, officials at Lake Casitas buy an average of 11,100 pounds of trout and 1,800 pounds of catfish to be put in the lake every year, said Brent Doan, a park ranger at Lake Casitas.
SPORTS
May 9, 2008 | Pete Thomas
Bob Caffey is a flooring contractor, but his alter ego reveals a wilder side. Meet Trout Only. He's a part-time fishing guide who on this cool gray morning at Diamond Valley Lake requires only five minutes to hook and land a plump and spirited rainbow trout. Its coloration is flawless: silvery pink sides giving way to speckled green along the back. The fins are immaculate, the tail broad.
SPORTS
December 28, 1988
The recent cold weather has made for hot fishing at Irvine Lake, where large rainbow trout have been keeping fishermen busy. Steven Burke of Westminster trolled a Rapala to catch a 12 1/2-pound trout, while Steve Peeler of South Gate nearly matched it with a rainbow weighing 12 1/4 pounds.
TRAVEL
July 15, 2012 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times
This isn't one of those cushy Fish-Carltons like those ├╝ber-expensive Montana trout resorts. Hot Creek Ranch in Mammoth Lakes has nine no-frills cabins whose biggest amenity is one of the sweetest spring-fed creeks you'll ever see, right out your front door. You and other guests will have a two-mile stretch of it all to yourselves. Isn't that the ultimate VIP perk, anyway? Plus, it's an easy five-hour drive from L.A. The bed As noted, nothing fancy. The two-room cabins come in various configurations, but most sleep four if you include sleeper-couches.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
An asking price of $78.8 million will make a splash in any neighborhood. And the fact that this one includes a temperature-controlled trout pond with a two-story waterfall doesn't hurt. Donald Abbey , the founder of a commercial real estate investment and management firm bearing his name, has listed a recently completed estate in Bradbury, in the San Gabriel Valley. More than nine years in the making, the Palladian-style compound occupies an 8-acre promontory with city and ocean views.
FOOD
October 7, 2010
Hot-smoked rainbow trout Total time: 30 minutes, plus brining and smoking time Servings: 6 Note: This recipe requires the use of a smoker, a stove-top smoker, or a grill or roasting rack converted to a smoker. 2 quarts water 1 cup kosher salt 1/3 cup sugar 2 shallots, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, crushed Zest of 2 lemons 1 large (or 2 small) bay leaf, crushed 6 (1/2-pound) whole trout, cleaned Wood shavings for smoking, preferably alder or applewood 1. In a large non-reactive container, combine the water, salt, sugar, shallots, garlic, lemon zest and bay leaf, stirring until the salt and sugar dissolve to create a brine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2009 | Catherine Ho
When they're first born, they're scared of their mom and dad. No sooner had those words left Jim Solomon's mouth than the horrified cries of 35 third-graders crescendoed in unison: "Whaaaat?" "It's because they might eat them," he explained. Parents gobbling up their young was all but unthinkable to 8- and 9-year-olds that February morning. But Solomon, of the Santa Monica Wilderness Fly Fishers, spoke their language.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 2008 | Associated Press
A federal judge on Monday upheld protections for wild steelhead trout in California rivers, rejecting an argument by forestry groups that the success of hatchery-raised steelhead has made the population sufficiently robust. U.S. District Judge Oliver Wanger in Fresno disagreed. In his 168-page ruling, he said hatchery-raised fish are no substitute for wild steelhead. Steelhead are listed as either threatened or endangered in different parts of California. In a related claim, the judge also rejected a bid by Central Valley farmers to remove steelhead trout from the federal Endangered Species Act. The farmers pointed to an abundance of resident rainbow trout, steelhead that do not migrate to the ocean.
SPORTS
May 9, 2008 | Pete Thomas
Bob Caffey is a flooring contractor, but his alter ego reveals a wilder side. Meet Trout Only. He's a part-time fishing guide who on this cool gray morning at Diamond Valley Lake requires only five minutes to hook and land a plump and spirited rainbow trout. Its coloration is flawless: silvery pink sides giving way to speckled green along the back. The fins are immaculate, the tail broad.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 2007 | George Skelton
This column is about rainbow trout and yellow-legged frogs. It's about one of state government's most important functions: stocking lakes and streams with catchable fish for 2.1 million licensed anglers, plus their kids, who don't need a license if they're under 16. This has nothing to do with Sacramento spending more than it's taking in. Fishing licenses -- now up to $37 per year -- bring in much more money than the state puts out for fish planting.
SPORTS
February 9, 2007 | Pete Thomas
Amid a tedious lull it becomes strikingly clear, on this bright morning, that the best fisherman is not on shore, in a boat or in a float tube. It's a large osprey that has swooped from the treetops and plucked a 2-pound trout from beneath the glassy surface. Power Bait is no match for a keen eye and a pair of wings. But the anglers persist, molding colorful gobs onto their hooks and casting anew, taking solace, at least, that they aren't going to starve if they get skunked.
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