Posts Tagged Green Pleasure Pier

California Scorpionfish

Order Scorpaeniformes  Scorpionfishes and Rockfishes — Family Scorpaenidae  Genus Scorpaena California Scorpionfish Species: Scorpaena guttata (Girard, 1854); from the Greek word scorpaena (scorpion, referring to the poison spines), and the Latin word guttata  (a form of small drops or spotting). Alternate Names: Commonly called sculpin although also called scorpionfish, scorpion, little poker, rattlesnake and scorpene. [...]

Kyle Pease

Although the majority of anglers attending Pier Fishing In California (PFIC) or United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) events have been adults, many of them have brought along their children and made it a family event. One of our most esteemed anglers, Rita Magdamo, has always made it a point to bring along [...]

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 [...]

Halfmoon

 Sea Chubs—Family Kyphosidae Halfmoon caught at Catalina in 2010 Species: Medialuna californiensis (Steindachner, 1876); from the Spanish word medialuna (halfmoon, referring to the shape of the tail) and californiensis  (California, where first found). Alternate Names: Catalina blue perch, island mackerel, blooper, blue wizard, blue perch or blue bass. In early days sometimes called medialuna. In [...]

Ocean Whitefish

Tilefishes—Family Malacanthidae Ocean whitefish taken by me at the Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon 2010 Species: Caulolatilus princeps (Jenyns, 1840); from the Greek words caulo (stem) and latilus (probably a similar fish) and the Latin word princeps (leader). Ocean whitefish taken by me at the Green Pleasure Pier in Avalon in 2012 Alternate Names: Blanquillo, [...]