Posts Tagged Catalina

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 [...]

Finescale Triggerfish

Order Tetraodontiformes  Triggerfishes—Family Balistidae Finescale triggerfish taken at the Cabrillo Mole at Avalon on Catalina Island by KJ in 2010 Species: Balistes polylepis (Steindachner, 1876); Balistes comes from the Latin word ballista (a device that shoots arrows—referring to the trigger-like spine) and the Greek word polylepis (many scales) Alternate Name: Triggerfish. In Mexico called cochi, [...]

California Spiny Lobster

Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans) Order Decapoda Spiny Lobster—Family Palinuridae A Spiny Lobster up close and personal Species: Panulirus interruptus (Randall, 1840); interruptus refers to the grooves on the abdomen which are interrupted in this species. A lobster from the Shelter Island Pier in San Diego Bay in 2009 Alternate Name: Bugs, crayfish, marine crayfish, rock lobster [...]