May 2017 archives

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught California Halibut

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports 62 ¼ lbs. — Los Angeles Long Wharf, August 17, 1917 — Source: Port of Los Angeles, A Phenomenon of the Railroad Era, Ernest Marquez, 1975 58 Lbs. 11 Oz — Santa Monica [...]

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught California Yellowtail

 If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports 48.5 Pound Yellowtail — Tony Troncale, Crystal Pier 2012 55 Lbs. — Crystal Pier (San Diego), Montre Somsukcharean, September 21, 2006—Source: Source: James Barrick, Crystal Pier Bait Shop & Peggi Straker 50 Lbs. [...]

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught White Seabass

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports  50 Pound White Seabass — Imperial Beach Pier 83 Lbs. — Newport Pier, 1920s—Source: Personal communication, Patrick Kennedy, Baldy’s Tackle (1990) 61 LBS. — Newport Pier, Roger Jackson, December 1, 1927 — Source: [...]

Record Squid Run At Newport Pier — 1976

I love these old stories — especially when I was at the pier that year and DIDN”T have a squid jig (so no squid for me). Of course when I was teaching I was taught never to use the word  “Oriental” for Asians. Times have changed. Record Squid Run Attracts Eager Casters   Newport Beach [...]

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught Giant (Black) Sea Bass

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports Giant (Black) Sea Bass at the Hotel del Coronado Pier ≈ 600 Lbs. — Manhattan Beach Pier, 1929 —Source: Manhattan Beach Historical Society ≈ 500 Lbs — Point Mugu Fish Camp Pier, Frank [...]