Posts Tagged California piers

Redondo Wharf No. 1 (Santa Fe Wharf) — 1888-1915

 An Angler’s History of Redondo Wharf No. 1 The story of Redondo and its early wharves is one that is far more complex than that seen at the typical California seaside towns that sprang up in the late 1800s. The plan by the Redondo Beach Company may initially have centered on real estate and the [...]

California Corbina

Corbina taken by Jimbojack at the Huntington Beach Pier Species: Menticirrhus undulates (Girard, 1854); from the Latin words menticirrhus (chin barbel) and undulatus (waved, referring to the wavy lines on its sides). Alternate Names: Whiting or California whiting, king croaker, corbie, corvina, bagre and the favorites of many—bean and beanie. In Mexico called berrugata californiana. [...]

Largemouth Blenny

Phylum: Chordata — Class: Actinopterygil — Order: Perciformes — Family: Labrisomidae — Genus: Labrisomus Largemouth Blenny — Breeding male caught at the Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon Species: Labrisomus xanti (T. N. Gill, 1860); from the Greek words labrax (a fish) and soma (body). xanti = ? Alternate Names: Rock Blenny. Commonly found in Mexico; Spanish [...]

A Short Trip to Avalon & Catalina Island — June 2017

Given that my annual trip to Catalina was due, and that a ferry ride to Avalon is free on your birthday, I decided to head over to Avalon on June 6, my birthday, with my friend Hashem Nahid. The casino at Avalon. We decided to take the 6 a.m. ferry from Long Beach and had [...]

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught California Halibut

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports 62 ¼ lbs. — Los Angeles Long Wharf, August 17, 1917 — Source: Port of Los Angeles, A Phenomenon of the Railroad Era, Ernest Marquez, 1975 58 Lbs. 11 Oz — Santa Monica [...]