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incrediblehuck

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Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« on: August 21, 2013, 11:30:14 AM »
My buddy Andrew and I decided to hike back in to one of the forks of  Ltyle Creek this past weekend.  We were in search of some new fishing spots off the beaten path and found some. I was amazed at the wild trout we found and how they are surviving.  It was sureal.  This was meant to be an overnight trip, but instead we turned into a day trip as we were not going to summit Cucamonga peak this day.
The Hike in.














One of the down trees that you have to go under.










After stopping for lunch along one of the creeks.  We noticed what may be a side canyon which we decided to go explore.  I am sure glad we did.  Found some nice pools with wild fish.  You could tell this place does not have much traffic in there.  No trash till the very end.  No beaten trail into it either.









As we set down our packs and got our fishing gear ready, we noticed on the way up that we both broke our tips of our rods.


As we gone further and further up the canyon we found fish in a lot of the pools.  Nothing big, but they were wild trout and fun to catch.  All fish were caught on barbless minijigs and handled with care.













Andrew trying with the lower portion of his rod, since the top portion snapped.












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So after fishing and exploring the canyon for a while.  We decided to make a break and head to the campground and eat a little something.  From here we decided that we would camp down below, but that would be a mistake as it was much hotter down there, and the trail we decided to take back to the other campsite was over grown halfway down with poison ivy and poisonous nettle.  At that point we had to backtrack to the main trail and thatís when we decided we would just pack out that day.















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Not much trash at all on the trail till the very top of the canyon by the main waterfall.  Someone left their dame floaties and a beach ball!



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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 03:10:46 PM »
what an adventure!     and what a work out carrying those packs !


love the shot of the tree over the trail.. all's it needs is a small door:)

thank you for sharing!
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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2013, 03:13:19 PM »
what an adventure!     and what a work out carrying those packs !


love the shot of the tree over the trail.. all's it needs is a small door:)

thank you for sharing!
It was a workout for sure! We were prepared to go overnight, but didn't. I can't believe how close that canyon is to the majority of SoCal and we were the only ones on it.

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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2013, 04:46:11 PM »
Great trip report, IH.  Really loved all the photos you included.  You both made the best out of broken rod tips.
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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2013, 08:06:26 PM »
Nice trip report! I love fishing small streams, where it's amazing fish can survive in so little water.
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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2013, 07:01:57 AM »
All I can say is WOW !
The Creek is Waiting...

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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2013, 10:01:17 PM »
Great report Huck!  Man,  you gotta pick up flyfishing,  you would really slam em in those tiny creeks,  those are awesome places to fish!
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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2013, 12:01:09 PM »
Very nice! Did you see any bighorns?

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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2013, 12:19:55 PM »
Very nice! Did you see any bighorns?

Nope, but I bet they were watching us.

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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2013, 03:43:30 PM »
Great report Huck!  Man,  you gotta pick up flyfishing,  you would really slam em in those tiny creeks,  those are awesome places to fish!

Got to agree with Topwater Terry, fly fishing is the way to go with the small streams. Give it a try!
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Re: Cucamonga Wilderness 8/17/2013
« Reply #10 on: September 18, 2013, 11:12:13 AM »
great pictures and report.
  thank you