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Video: Fishing the L.A. River

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L.A. River Fishing from Meghan Mccarty on Vimeo.

"Why would I not fish the LA River?" asks one of the subjects of this short documentary.

"You gonna eat a fish that's been eating shit, oil, garbage, pet droppings?" asks a commenter regarding a man who went fishing--with his bare hands--in the River during a rainstorm in January.

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Sabrina Drill, who studies urban fishery, says in the video, that the pollutant levels are actually much lower than we think. Check out this mini-doc to find out more about fishing in the L.A. River.

(h/t LA Creek Freak)