Posts Tagged Catalina

“Stuck in Catalina With The Bonito Blues Again”

Are the bonito in Catalina blue? No, that’s not it. Written for and dedicated to Hashem aka Mahigeer when he was seeking out his first bonito at Catalina in 2006. Although the rest of the UPSAC/PFIC gang was pulling in the bonies, Hashem just couldn‘t seem to hook one. Hashem aka Mahigeer Oh, the Dompha, [...]

Blacksmith

Damselfishes—Family Pomacentridae Species: Chromis punctipinnis (Cooper, 1863); from the Greek word chromis (a type of Mediterranean fish) and the Latin words punctipinnis  (for spot and fin). Alternate Names: Blue perch, kelp perch, rock bass and black perch. In Mexico called castañeta herrera. Identification: Perch-shaped but not so deep—compressed and somewhat elongate. Their dorsal fin is [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Horn Shark

 Order Heterodontiformes — Bullhead Sharks—Family Heterodontidae Horn shark from the Cabrillo Mole in Avalon in 2015 Species: Heterodontus francisci (Girard, 1855); from the Greek hetero (different) and odont (tooth) and the Latin francisci (referring to San Francisco). (They have a small pointed tooth at the front of their jaw and a blunt tooth at the [...]