Where to Fish in Southern California: Alamitos Bay

Want to catch plenty of fish in a beautiful setting? Well try Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, CA . Halibut, corbina, bass, perch sharks and rays are all waiting to be caught off the sandy beaches and rocky jetties of the bay. No need for heavy tackle as 6-10 lb test line is all you need. Sit in a beach chair waiting for a big one to take your bait or drift near the docks from a float tube , kayak or even paddle board.  This is a great way to introduce kids to the sport of fishing or just enjoy an early morning casting by yourself.  Calm waters mean no sea sickness or getting soaked by crashing waves. So come on down to Long Beach and enjoy some Alamitos Bay fishing. Continue reading “Where to Fish in Southern California: Alamitos Bay”

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Where to Fish in Southern California: Dixon Lake

Where is the best place to fish near San Diego? Well it is hard to beat Dixon Lake in Escondido. A beautiful park-like setting that includes camping and miles of hiking trails, not to mention some seriously huge fish.  Bass up to 20 lbs and trout over 16 lbs swim along with catfish over 20 lbs. RV and tent campers can stay on the spacious sites surrounding the lake. Just a little over 90 minutes from L.A. and close to almost anywhere in San Diego, Dixon Lake is a great place to take the kids fishing in Southern California. Continue reading “Where to Fish in Southern California: Dixon Lake”

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Where to Go Camping in Southern California: Cachuma Lake

Where is the best family camping place in Southern California? Well for my money it is Cachuma Lake, located off Highway 154 near Santa Barbara and the Santa Ynez Wine Country.

 Plenty of fish are waiting to be caught in an amazing setting in any season. Enjoy fun outdoor activities with the kids, go wine tasting, hiking or shopping in nearby Solvang.  Nearly 500 campsites for Tents and RVs are available along with glamping options like cabins and yurts. During the summer a pool is ready for swimmers. Boat and pontoon rentals as well as lake and bald eagle tours are available. The Cachuma Lake Store carries camping supplies like  firewood, ice, drinks and fishing tackle. 

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Best Hikes in Yosemite Valley

The great thing about  visiting the Yosemite Valley is the close proximity to the many amazing hikes. From your campsite, cabin or room you are only a short shuttle ride to the trail head of your choice.  The best 8 hikes range from an easy 2 hour hike like Mirror Lake to strenuous all day hikes like Half Dome. A few can be done as one entire hike. Make sure you are in good physical condition and do not have an extreme fear of heights and you should be able to complete most of these. The views from these trails will take your breath away and keep you wanting to come back for more.  Be prepared for all of these hikes. Wear the proper boots, layered clothes, have a backpack and plenty of water and snacks. Continue reading “Best Hikes in Yosemite Valley”

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Where to go Sledding in Big Bear

The massive storms we have had this winter have made it hard to get out to fish so I decided if you can’t beat them, join them, and I headed up to my cousin’s cabin in Big Bear. Driving through the snow, we arrived to find over a foot of the white stuff. Not long after unloading the car and greeting everyone, my brother-in-law and I wrangled up the kids and headed over to the sled hill. What a blast! After an hour or so of high speed antics we started to head back to the cabin wet, exhausted, and sporting a few new bruises. Continue reading “Where to go Sledding in Big Bear”

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How to Catch Trout (Lakes)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The secrets to catching trout are pretty simple and easy to learn. Once learned they can basically be repeated at each different lake. Small adjustments can be made in regards to fishing from a boat or shore fishing. Just follow these tips and greatly increase your odds of landing a limit. After you master these skills you can confidently expect to catch fish in any lake they inhabit.  Continue reading “How to Catch Trout (Lakes)”

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Winter Trout Fishing Near Los Angeles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are plenty of fish waiting to be caught less than 90 minutes from Los Angeles in the High Desert.  Jess Ranch Lakes, Mojave Narrows Regional Park, and Hesperia Lake Park, which are located just over the Cajon Pass, are heavily stocked lakes that provide year-round fishing and family adventure. Hesperia Lake Park and Mojave Narrows also feature lakefront camping that the whole family will enjoy.  Head on up and enjoy the day or the whole weekend. 

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Secrets to Reserving a Yosemite Campsite

Are you planning a Yosemite Valley camping trip but fear you won’t get a spot?  Well, you have come to the right place. We camp here every year and always get a site. Getting your Yosemite reservation will not be easy as millions of people are trying to do the same. However, if you use our easy to follow tips and prepare ahead of time you will greatly increase your chances of securing a spot in the jewel of the camping world.

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