Due to the discovery of steelhead, an endangered fish in So. Cal. waters, the DFG no longer stocks this river with rainbow trout. The fear is that the planter rainbows will inter-breed with the native steelhead, disrupting the gene pool. However, there are wild rainbow and brown trout in this river, along with the native steelhead, which is very rarely sighted. Be sure to visit the CDFW web site for complete regulations before heading out.
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We only know of one steelhead sighting in this river, made back in 2003 in the lower section near the ocean. Environmentalists spent a lot of money and effort to restore the steelhead habitat here but the reality is that there are no more breeding steelhead in So Cal. This fish was likely born up north and just got lost.
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