February 2018 archives

Giant Sea Bass aka Black Sea Bass

   Wreckfishes—Family Polyprionidae Illustrations 1-3 from Pacific Coast Fishes, Peterson Field Guides, Eschmeyer/Herald/Hammann Species: Stereolepis giga (Ayres, 1859); from the Greek words sterolepsis (firm scales) and gigas (giant). Alternate Names: Commonly called black sea bass in our fair state although I like the more impressive names given by the French—bar gigantesque and barréan géant. At [...]

Winston Churchill & A Catalina Marlin

We went to see the movie Darkest Hour the other day, a movie about Winston Churchill and the obstacles he faced (including Dunkirk) during his first days as Prime Minister of England. It reminded me of an article I had read about Churchill catching a marlin at Catalina. Churchill Lands Big ‘Un On Brief Catalina [...]

Tips For Catching Opaleye

Date: May 3, 2004 To: Pier Fishing In California Message Board From: bigworm Subject: Green peas for opaleye While I was fishing at the Jetty, I spoke to a guy who had caught very nice looking opaleye. He said he was using green peas and green moss from the rocks as bait. Has anyone ever [...]