Monday, April 23, 2012

Yes, there are fish in the lake...

I have been fishing Eldorado Park for years and one of the things that always amuses me is when someone will walk up to me while I'm fishing and ask... "Are there fish in this lake?"

I am always tempted to look at them and say... No, I'm just pretending there are...


Yes, there most definitely are fish... bass, crappie, cat fish, carp, sun fish, etc., etc. They have even stocked it with trout during the winter months.

This largemouth bass was caught on a recent trip to my local fishing hole....  she went about 3 lbs. which is a pretty nice fish for Eldo.  My biggest ever at the park is 6 lbs. - and there are definitely bigger fish in the lakes.

There are also monster carp in the lakes - if you like to fish for those...

Overall, the lake can be a tough place to catch fish - especially for bass (which is all I fish for) because it does receive quite a bit of pressure, but it's still a great place to escape to every now and then.  I catch and release all my bass - and hope you do the same if you decide to give the lake a try.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Thankful for Eldo

Cheryl and I have been visiting El Dorado Park for years and we thought it was time to share our little adventures with all of you.

This is our first post and we have no idea what we will do in the future, but we will try to keep it pleasing to the eyes (through photographs).

We hope you will come back and join us time and again as we venture in around Eldo... maybe, we'll even see you on the trails.

The photographs below were taken over Thanksgiving weekend and should give you a taste of just what you can see on any given day at the El Dorado Park Nature Center.

A little bit of color and other cool sights:

Critters - In no particular order... Snowy Egret, Coopers Hawk, red eared slider turtle, green heron, great egret, warbling vireo, wood duck, mallard, western swift (blue belly lizard), squirrel and more...

Yes, we (mostly Cheryl) took all of the pictures above and everything you see here, we saw over Thanksgiving. Pretty amazing for a place that exists in the midst of a major city in So. Cal, don't you think?

More to come... See you on the trail!