Posts Tagged California halibut

Marin Rod & Gun Club Pier aka Camiccia Family Memorial Pier

There was a time, and it seems more and more like an ancient time, when hunting and fishing was practiced by a majority of the population.  Every family seemed to have a fishing rod sitting in the closet or garage and rural families probably had a rifle somewhere in the house (or behind the seat [...]

California Fishing Passport — Fishing & The Ocean Workshop

On August 28 and 29, 2017, I participated along with a number of other people in a workshop given by the California Fish & Wildlife Department. The purpose was to introduce people, mainly but not limited to youngsters, to fishing. Saturday, August  28, was in a classroom setting in Dana Harbor. On Sunday, August 29, [...]

Record (Unofficial) Giant (Black) Sea Bass Caught From Piers

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 [...]

Oceanside Pier

The Oceanside Pier — 2005 This used to be a two-sack pier; that was what I learned one day while talking to a pier regular. The regular, a gentleman of a youthful 78 years of age, and one who fished about 350 days a year, told me the story: “Back in the thirties you needed [...]

Venice Pier in the 80s

Many, many years ago while visiting the bait shop at the Venice Pier (Los Angeles), I was given a set of pictures showing some of the fish taken at the pier during the warm water years in the ’80s. Some interesting fish highlighted by the only picture of an albacore that I have seen taken [...]