May 2015 archives

Santa Monica Bay Pier Summit

On May 7, 2015, I attended (as President of United Pier and Shore Anglers of California) the Santa Monica Bay Pier Stakeholder Summit together with our Los Angeles Regional Coordinator Hashem Nahid. To say that the meeting was interesting is an understatement. The stated goals were to discuss human-wildlife conflicts, pier/ocean user conflicts, possible solutions, [...]

Fighting a “Mud Marlin” aka Bat Ray —

Oscar Amaro and a nice-sized “Mud Marlin” Sometimes it’s not the fish you catch that are interesting but the catch made by others. Such was the bat ray caught the other day (May 6, 2015) at the Manhattan Beach Pier. I was fishing on the pier when Oscar Amaro, a young Marine stationed at Seal [...]