San Diego River

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  1. FLYing Steve

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    Does anyone have any tips for fishing the San Diego River? I tried fishing it today in Mission Valley with no luck. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
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    What are you fishing for?
     
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    Anything. I would love to catch a carp but I know they are hard to catch. I was also told there are some decent sized bass in there.
     
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    Shore access is very limited. The spots I used to frequent for carp are Fashion Valley bridge (currently under construction, and usually had to deal with the hotel security guard), under the 163, the big tubes south of the Double Tree hotel on Hazard, Mission Center Road, and Camino Del Este. Be warned, there are a lot of vagrants here, but I rarely felt threatened.

    Most of the time I would show up to a spot and not see any fish, and move to the next one, many times not even getting my line wet if there weren't any fish visible. Other times, if I spooked the fish then I'd have to wait a very long time (hours) for them to settle down. Right now, with the rain and cloudy weather, they're probably not very visible. In the summer months it'll go off. My favorite technique is to drag 'n drop a globug, size 8-14.
     
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    Thank you very much. I will be giving those sorts a try.
     
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    Sunrise topwater flies in the bushes. Start fishing in dark, fish for 90 minutes then go somewhere else
     
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    Thank you. I will have to get some of those topwater flies. I went out there again and tried a globug. No luck but I did see a bass come out of the water.
     
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    Tried again this morning, by Mimi's, with a small popper. Big nothing. Again saw a few bass coming out of the water slightly out of my reach.
     
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    If all else fails, strap on a sinking line and a clouser, and head west to the south jetty.
     
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