Posts Tagged Green Pleasure Pier

Largemouth Blenny

Phylum: Chordata — Class: Actinopterygil — Order: Perciformes — Family: Labrisomidae — Genus: Labrisomus Largemouth Blenny — Breeding male caught at the Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon Species: Labrisomus xanti (T. N. Gill, 1860); from the Greek words labrax (a fish) and soma (body). xanti = ? Alternate Names: Rock Blenny. Commonly found in Mexico; Spanish [...]

A Short Trip to Avalon & Catalina Island — June 2017

Given that my annual trip to Catalina was due, and that a ferry ride to Avalon is free on your birthday, I decided to head over to Avalon on June 6, my birthday, with my friend Hashem Nahid. The casino at Avalon. We decided to take the 6 a.m. ferry from Long Beach and had [...]

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught California Yellowtail

 If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports 48.5 Pound Yellowtail — Tony Troncale, Crystal Pier 2012 55 Lbs. — Crystal Pier (San Diego), Montre Somsukcharean, September 21, 2006—Source: Source: James Barrick, Crystal Pier Bait Shop & Peggi Straker 50 Lbs. [...]

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught White Seabass

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports  50 Pound White Seabass — Imperial Beach Pier 83 Lbs. — Newport Pier, 1920s—Source: Personal communication, Patrick Kennedy, Baldy’s Tackle (1990) 61 LBS. — Newport Pier, Roger Jackson, December 1, 1927 — Source: [...]

Bat Rays & a Brouhaha in Lodi

Bat Ray logo developed by esteemed “Pier Rat” Lucy Phillips in 2004. I’ve been a fan of bat rays for many years and for over a decade Pier Fishing In California (PFIC) and the United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) held an annual “Mud Marlin Derby” at the Berkeley Pier. Given my affection [...]