My California - Skunked at Quarry Cove

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For this weeks Show Us Your California contest by @socalsteemit I head out to Silverwood Lake for a short hike and some fishing at...

Quarry Cove!!

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I headed up highway 15 up into the Cajon pass, took the turnoff for highway 138 up into Summit Valley, and then caught highway 178 over to the Cedar Springs Dam which holds in all the water for Silverwood Lake. From the dam I kicked on the 4WD and drove out forest route 2N33. It's a long rough dirt road, but it's the only way to access the entire east side of the lake. Which is my favorite side. It's much less developed so it still has a more "wild" feel than the west side of the lake where you feel like you're at a "park" with parking fees, and campgrounds, and a bunch of rules. My plan was to spend the day fishing for Catfish at Quarry cove. I got to the turnout where the trail starts, grabbed my pole and tackle and hiked down the overgrown, steep, rarely used trail. Because it's so rough to get to, most people that fish at Quarry cove come by boat, but I'm the kinda guy that likes going the tough way. So I made my way down the trail to the lake and setup my pole. Using chicken livers as bait. It was a beautiful day and I really enjoyed relaxing by the lake. Unfortunately I didn't end up catching any fish. I used to always hook up with big Cats at Silverwood, but recently I've been getting skunked every trip. I guess that's why it's called 'fishing' and not 'catching'. Haha!

Overlooking Summit Valley from FR 2N33
The beginning of the trail
Overlooking Quarry Cove
Overlooking Quarry Cove
Fishing at Quarry Cove
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Map to Quarry Cove

Until next time...

I hope you have enjoyed this glimpse into

My California!!

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_all photos by @derekrichardson_
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11.01.2020 19:58

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11.01.2020 20:01

Can I move there

11.01.2020 22:07

You can! Here is one available property in Summit Valley not far from the north shore of the lake.

11.01.2020 23:28

Finding quieter areas sometimes takes more exertion, normally well worth the effort, sounds like you found just that.

No fish biting, my uncle used to make bread balls (bread rolled into a tight ball in your hands) for catching cat fish in the rivers over here, it worked.!

12.01.2020 11:51

I'll have to give bread balls a try! Any specific type of bread I should try? I'd think maybe a sourdough might work good?

12.01.2020 14:35

He used normal white bread off the shelf, every so often he dabbed it in curry powder, he was a good fisherman on rivers and dams.

Nothing ventured, nothing gained, give it a bash one never knows.

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12.01.2020 14:44
Thank you for participating in this weeks Show us Your California contest!
14.01.2020 15:35