March 2012 archives

Rockfish from California piers —

Although rockfish are a favorite fish of many anglers in California, their importance  at California piers varies depending upon the geographic area. Although common to many central and northern California piers, they are fairly rare at most southern California piers. The one exception is California scorpionfish, a member of the rockfish family (but commonly called [...]

The End of a Dream? Boyd and the Goleta Pier Angler Center

  Goleta Pier Angler Center Sometimes things just don’t make sense. That was the reaction when word filtered out in September of 2011 that Boyd Grant, the venerable, Yoda-like “Pier Master” at the Goleta Pier had been asked to vacate his parking space at the County Park. The first reaction was an incredulous WHY? Why [...]