You know the feeling; you want to go fishing but you don't want to get up early and travel a long distance only to fight traffic while you are returning half asleep. There is one great location only seven miles from San Jose which is the remedy. It is Grant Park, otherwise known as Joseph D. Grant County Park. You get there by taking Quimby Rd all the way the up into the hills and then make a right turn on to Highway 130 which ends up at Mt. Hamilton. The road up to Grant Park is very twisty and interesting with great views of the valley. I decided to do a late afternoon trip up there to try my hand at fishing in Grant Lake since it had been over twenty five years since I last visited there.