Posts Tagged california scorpionfish

Variety, the spice of life —

Although there are some who only seek out the big fish, I’m at a point in life where the goal has changed somewhat. I still LOVE to catch the big fish, but I also am thrilled with a variety of species. This is true, in part, because I have fished on 123 ocean piers in [...]

Daniel and a prize-winning California scorpionfish —

Daniel and Ed Roberts One of my favorite people at the California Fish and Wildlife Department is Ed Roberts. When I first met up with him he was in the Long Beach area and I think that it may have been the time I donated a cusk-eel and yellow snake eel to the department for [...]

The First PFIC Catalina Get Together — 2002

From my post on Pier Fishing in California The 2002 Logo May 3, 2002 To: PFIC Message Board From: Ken Jones Subject: Million Dollar Bash AKA First Pier Fishing in California Get Together Ev’rybody from right now To over there and back The louder they come The harder they crack… We’re all gonna meet At [...]

Catalina Get Together 2012 —

The 2012 Catalina Get Together is history; it’s over, kaput, concluded, finis—except in that small part of the brain that controls memory. In that section the memories of good times with friends, the pleasure of the small town of Avalon, the nature around us—the birds, the sea lions, the dolphins, and the fishing—slow but occasionally [...]

Rockfish from California piers —

Although rockfish are a favorite fish of many anglers in California, their importance  at California piers varies depending upon the geographic area. Although common to many central and northern California piers, they are fairly rare at most southern California piers. The one exception is California scorpionfish, a member of the rockfish family (but commonly called [...]