EAST HIGHLINE CANAL

Discussion in 'CALIFORNIA RIVERS TALK' started by low desert jonathan, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. low desert jonathan

    low desert jonathan New Member

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    From the end of McDonald Rd. you run into almost the end of the Highline Canal. Driving south it almost looks like a river. Every few miles there are drops in it which almost look like white water rapids in the desert. Below these drops are deep pools where a lot of people fish and do very well. You can drive for miles upon miles and never run into another fisherman, even being out in the boonies I've never felt worried about fishing or camping alone. Driving the canal road south at night the lights on the drops are lit up making it look like large waterfalls as the water rushes over the top of the drop lock. The further south you go the wider it gets until you hit the Hwy. 78 bridge. From the bridge south to the end id the best fishing and camping areas for me personally. The huge drop just south of the 78 bridge is a very good area, fast water , deep pools aand deep undercut pockets by the banks. From there you go under the Int. 8 bridge and drive south past many spots that look fishy. Not much further down the Highline splits in two and this is where it starts in the AAC. :big_smile::big_smile::big_smile:
     
  2. catrick1

    catrick1 New Member

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    Can't count the good times i've had catching catfish and drinking a few beers on the Highline canal. It's just like u say from the 8 bridge going south has always been the best fishing. I caught some really nice cats in the small lateral canals coming off the Highline also. Good post tks.
     

  3. low desert jonathan

    low desert jonathan New Member

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    I just started this thread to help people know that the Highline Canal is nowhere near Glamis at all. That is the Coachella Canal. Which is nothing like the Highline at all. It is surrounded by barren desert with little or no structure in it at all. Nothing like the Highline! I hope this thread helps people know the difference between the two. Happy Holidays :big_smile: LDJ
     
  4. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    Thanks for the post. Helps clear things up. I am still learning that area myself and know only a little.
     
  5. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for the "clear up" on the difference on the canals there in the IV...

    It is exactly like you say.. lots of new folks from the IV are posting here...

    Haven't I seen you on the yuma bass en site/


    So.... who can answer this for me....:confused2:

    As I drove down hwy 78 coming into Glamis from the East, I stopped at the "hot tub" on Hwy 8 on a side trip..... But, the question is.. is there a ground fog that developes on the Alamo river ? or the is the fog that I saw there Wed night just some "left over" spray from local spraying.....

    That crap was so bad....."swamp gas".... I just got out off the Wiess lake area, and and jammed to my wife,s favorite casino... to spend the nigtht..

    later....Bayrunner Raky
     
  6. low desert jonathan

    low desert jonathan New Member

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    Ray it's caused by changes in temp. along with agricultural activity flooding and irrigating fields and spraying. It can stink like hell at times! :big_smile: LDJ
     
  7. Ecfool

    Ecfool New Member

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    hmm did it have tha familliar unique smell of feedlot money? You get by Wiest lake or even worse around Ramer lake right after dusk the cattle stir up a whole bunce of "unique sheeet fog" smell will permeate any thing. But if it was in lower ara may have been river fog usually Alamo dont stink to bad but New River really has funk to it.

    FYI they have planted trout in Wiest and Sunbeam lately went out on Turkey day and managed to get 5 nice 1.5 to 2 lbers for dinner going to take granddaughter out Sunday for some quality time. She wants to go today but got racing duties at local dirt track.
     
  8. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Earl....We will have to "hook up" some time when I'm down that way....

    I have been around ground fog from way back.... But, that stench that I got driving down Rutherford... and then on Dietrich..... Well you can understand why I chucked the whole idea of fishing that night... or in the am

    Bummer.... We just drove from Blythe, via Quartzite to spend the night in that air..... especially after just getting out of the "hot tubs"...

    Oh well, there will be another time... and soon
     
  9. mako cat

    mako cat New Member

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    With the water low and clear now, the cuts next to the bank are pretty evident. I always fished near the bank because I figured that’s where the cat food would be hiding and that’s where the fish hunt. I also seen now that there are good holes and cover 3-5 feet from the banks. Further north on the Highline, especially where you have reeds and cattails growing, it’s really obvious that the sandy middle of the canal is the shallowest part and along the banks is deeper.