August 2015 archives

Stearns Wharf (Santa Barbara) — 2013 Kids Fishing Derby

Slightly overcast weather and hungry fish greeted the 75 entrants and a crowd of approximately 200 people at the Ninth Annual Young Anglers Tournament held July 6, 2013 at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. The tournament, started and hosted by John Henigin and his Fish Talk Radio, and joined this year by co-sponsors IGFA (International [...]

A short visit to Montery Bay — and some piers

With the thermometer reaching 100 degrees for day after day, I decided it was time to leave Fresno and visit the coast. Given the recent reports of mackerel, I decided to head northwest to Monterey. The  area from Monterey to Santa Cruz is what I call the “north” Central Coast. In contrast, is the Pismo [...]

Berkeley Pier — 2013 Kids Fishing Derby

The first of the 2013 IGFA-UPSAC Youth Fishing Derbies was held on June 15, 2013 at the Berkeley Pier and it was a day that saw nice weather, a good turnout of youngsters, and quite a few fish even if they were of the super small category. Registration Amanda Liu checking in the youngsters Loaner [...]

Oceanside Pier — 2012 Kids Fishing Derby

Beautiful weather, a great crowd of kids, and an enthusiastic group of volunteers helped make the 3rd Annual Oceanside Pier Kids Tournament on August 4, 2012 a great success. Under the sponsorship of the International Game Fish Association (IGFA), United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC), Oceanside Pier Bait and Tackle, and joined by [...]

Marin Rod & Gun Club Pier — 2012 Kids Fishing Derby

July 21, 2012 saw the third of the four IGFA/UPSAC Kids Fishing Tournaments in California for the year. The locale was the Marin Rod and Gun Club Pier in San Rafael with a small but enthusiastic crowd of roughly 40 people. Luckily most of the contestants caught some fish, and for some it was the [...]