Posts Tagged california scorpionfish

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. [...]

Coronado Ferry Landing Pier

Coronado Ferry Landing Pier I spotted this pier one day from the downtown side of San Diego Bay. I drove across the Coronado Bridge, was unable to find the pier and left it out of the first edition of Pier Fishing in California. Later, I found directions to the pier and could have kicked myself [...]

The Sauna Tour —A Trip to the SoCal Piers

A yellowtail caught at Crystal Pier in San Diego “While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” Oops, whoa Nellie, stop, stop, stop the press, that’s the wrong vision! This vision was more pescatorial, one of big game fish being caught at the SoCal piers, fish such as yellowtail, shortfin corvina, bonefish and more exotic [...]

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, [...]

Pier Fish of Catalina Island

Catalina Island and its main city Avalon are wonderful places to visit and offer up an environment and atmosphere markedly different from that of the mainland that sits just a short, hour-long ferry ride away. So too the piers on Catalina, which offer up a plethora of different species of fish many of which are [...]