Fishing the L.A. River is more than a quarantine hobby. For some, it’s therapy

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Despite its concrete casing, installed in the late 1930s to rein in once-frequent flooding, signs of the natural river persist. Besides birds of many feathers, it’s home to beefy carp, small-mouth bass, tilapia, and once upon a time steelhead trout.

Some have found fishing the L.A. River to be a peaceful respite from COVID-19, political and social turmoil, and malaise of all flavors. Even those who have been fishing the river for years say it’s a new experience amid the new normal.

LINK (via: Los Angeles Times)

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