Posts Tagged cabrillo mole

How To Catch Bonito at Catalina — GDude & Scooterfish

From Pier Fishing In California (pierfishng.com) GDude (James Liu) and a bonito he caught at the Cabrillo Mole at Catalina — 2008 Date: April 8, 2008 To: PFIC Message Board From: gyozadude Subject: Bonito fishing at the Cabrillo Mole, Avalon, Catalina Island If you’re coming to Catalina and want to catch bonito, here are some [...]

Giant Kelpfish

Kelpfishes and Fringeheads—Family Clinidae Giant kelpfish from the Cabrillo Mole in Avalon i 2011 Species: Heterostichus rostratus (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words heter  (different) and ost (extra bone), and the Latin word rostratus  (beaked or hooked). Alternate Names: Kelpfish, eel, iodine fish, butterfish, and kelp blenny. Called sargacero gigante in Mexico. Identification: The body [...]

Horn Shark

 Order Heterodontiformes — Bullhead Sharks—Family Heterodontidae Horn shark from the Cabrillo Mole in Avalon in 2015 Species: Heterodontus francisci (Girard, 1855); from the Greek hetero (different) and odont (tooth) and the Latin francisci (referring to San Francisco). (They have a small pointed tooth at the front of their jaw and a blunt tooth at the [...]

Zebraperch

Sea Chubs—Family Kyphosidae Species: Hermosilla azure (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889); from Hermosillo (the name of the capitol city of Sonora Province in Mexico, near where first collected) and the Latin word azurea (sky-blue coloring). Alternate Names: Zebra perch, convict fish and sea chub. In Mexico called chopa azul or chopa bonita. Identification: An oval-shaped body [...]

Halfmoon

 Sea Chubs—Family Kyphosidae Halfmoon caught at Catalina in 2010 Species: Medialuna californiensis (Steindachner, 1876); from the Spanish word medialuna (halfmoon, referring to the shape of the tail) and californiensis  (California, where first found). Alternate Names: Catalina blue perch, island mackerel, blooper, blue wizard, blue perch or blue bass. In early days sometimes called medialuna. In [...]