Posts Tagged Avalon

Finescale Triggerfish

Order Tetraodontiformes  Triggerfishes—Family Balistidae Finescale triggerfish taken at the Cabrillo Mole at Avalon on Catalina Island by KJ in 2010 Species: Balistes polylepis (Steindachner, 1876); Balistes comes from the Latin word ballista (a device that shoots arrows—referring to the trigger-like spine) and the Greek word polylepis (many scales) Alternate Name: Triggerfish. In Mexico called cochi, [...]

13th Annual Catalina Pier Fishing Get Together

My observations of the 2014 Pier Fishing in California/United Pier and Shore Anglers of California Get Together in Avalon, Catalina SteveO and a bonito Rita and Kyle with a finescale triggerfish Rita and a yellowtail The capture of a long hoped for species, the catch of an unusual “Baja” species, and some interesting nighttime activity, [...]

Stuck in Catalina With the Bonito Blues Again —

Written and dedicated to Hashem aka Mahigeer when he was seeking out his first bonito at Catalina in 2006. Although the rest of the UPSAC/PFIC contingent was pulling in the bonies that year, Hashem just couldn’t seem to hook one.   Oh, the Dompha, he draws circles Up and down the mole. I’d ask him what [...]

Catalina Get Together 2012 —

The 2012 Catalina Get Together is history; it’s over, kaput, concluded, finis—except in that small part of the brain that controls memory. In that section the memories of good times with friends, the pleasure of the small town of Avalon, the nature around us—the birds, the sea lions, the dolphins, and the fishing—slow but occasionally [...]