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Steelhead Fishing, Santa Ynez River (1948)

A tributary of the Santa Ynez River which once was the spawning grounds of thirty-inch steelhead. Seventy years ago the Santa Ynez River in Santa Barbara County was known in California as “the most productive of all the little steelhead … Continue reading

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Salmon Choking the Santa Ynez (1896)

Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) (c) Timothy Knepp – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service The following newspaper brief was published in the San Francisco Call on March 11, 1896 and testifies to the way things once were not all that long ago … Continue reading

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Rose Canyon and Rowe’s Gulch

Overlooking the upper Santa Ynez River drainage on a crisp, cool midweek morn. As it happened, nearly a year ago, I was perusing satellite imagery of the local backcountry as I often do. Once again the slim canyon west of … Continue reading

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Native Steelhead of Yore

Claude M. Kreider fly fishing for steelhead trout on the Santa Ynez River in 1942. “And here—only one hundred and fifty miles from the great Los Angeles metropolitan area—flows the Santa Ynez, the most productive of all the little steelhead … Continue reading

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East Camino Cielo to Mono Camp

Earlier this week I took a walk along the north end of Cold Springs Trail for an out-and-back day trip down to Mono Camp from East Camino Cielo Road. Surveying the target for the day from East Camino Cielo Road … Continue reading

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