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first CA freshwater native - arroyo chub from Santa Ana River

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#1 BenCantrell

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  • San Diego, CA

Posted 16 October 2017 - 12:59 PM

Took a short trip up to Riverside, CA yesterday to fish the Santa Ana River.




Most of the river is shallow and sandy, but occasionally there would be a deeper riffle with rocks, and that's where I would find fish.










I fished a large hook size hoping to find a bigger chub, but all of them were about this size.  Curious if they're more colorful in the spring.

#2 itsme

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:44 PM

Arroyo Chubs are awesome, tough little beasties.  Have to be one of the most heat tolerant minnows.  Had them in our neighborhood in Thousand Oaks.  Tiny little streams fed by lawn runoff.  Maybe a little spring water.  Get way hot sometimes.

#3 Leo1234

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  • san clemente, california

Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:26 PM

I've always wanted to visit the Santa Ana River. I'm honestly surprised I have never been there given how close I am to it.

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