Posts Tagged cabrillo mole

California Scorpionfish

Order Scorpaeniformes  Scorpionfishes and Rockfishes — Family Scorpaenidae  Genus Scorpaena California Scorpionfish Species: Scorpaena guttata (Girard, 1854); from the Greek word scorpaena (scorpion, referring to the poison spines), and the Latin word guttata  (a form of small drops or spotting). Alternate Names: Commonly called sculpin although also called scorpionfish, scorpion, little poker, rattlesnake and scorpene. [...]

Minnow Magnet

Minnow Magnet (Justin Morris) and his dad Rockin Robin (Robin Morris) joined the PFIC family in 2004 and soon after Justin became a regular at PFIC events both in the Bay Area and at Catalina. He also set up his own pier fishing derby at the Paradise Beach Pier. As he grew he branched out—surf [...]

Kyle Pease

Although the majority of anglers attending Pier Fishing In California (PFIC) or United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) events have been adults, many of them have brought along their children and made it a family event. One of our most esteemed anglers, Rita Magdamo, has always made it a point to bring along [...]

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 [...]