Posts Tagged Catalina

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 [...]

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 [...]

James Liu, 1966-2014 — RIP

  James at the Cabrillo Mole on Catalina at the 2013 PFIC-UPSAC Get Together   James Liu (GDude), a good friend, a fishing companion, and truly one of the finest men I have known, has died and I must admit that I am heartbroken by his passing. I just wish I could somehow prevent the pain [...]

The Catalina “Get Togethers” & a few designs over the years —

For over a decade the “pier rats” from Pier Fishing In California (pierfishing.com) and United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) got together at Avalon on Catalina Island, caught a few fish, and had a chance to see their friends once again. Every year there was a design for the t-shirts and often there [...]