Posts Tagged Ocean Beach Pier

Record (Unofficial) Pier Caught California Halibut

If anyone knows of fish that should be added to the list please contact me.  Some unofficial records —gathered from published reports 62 ¼ lbs. — Los Angeles Long Wharf, August 17, 1917 — Source: Port of Los Angeles, A Phenomenon of the Railroad Era, Ernest Marquez, 1975 58 Lbs. 11 Oz — Santa Monica [...]

Zebraperch

Sea Chubs—Family Kyphosidae Species: Hermosilla azure (Jenkins & Evermann, 1889); from Hermosillo (the name of the capitol city of Sonora Province in Mexico, near where first collected) and the Latin word azurea (sky-blue coloring). Alternate Names: Zebra perch, convict fish and sea chub. In Mexico called chopa azul or chopa bonita. Identification: An oval-shaped body [...]

White Seabass

Typical juvenile White Seabass aka “seatrout” taken from a pier, this one from the Ocean Beach Pier in August of 2013 Species: Atractoscion nobilis (Ayres, 1860) from the Greek words atrax (spindle) and skion (from sciaena, an old name for a European croaker) and the Latin word nobilis (noble).  Called Cynoscion nobilis until the 1990s [...]

Shortfin Corvina

 Shortfin Corvina — Tony Troncale, Crystal Pier, San Diego Species: Cynoscion parvipinnis (Ayres, 1861); from the Greek words kyon (dog) and skion (from sciaena, an old name for a European croaker) and the Latin words parvi (small) and pinnis (fins).   Alternate Names: Bigtooth corvina, shortfin seabass, sea trout, weakfish, caravina and my personal favorite—vampire [...]

The Sauna Tour —A Trip to the SoCal Piers

A yellowtail caught at Crystal Pier in San Diego “While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads.” Oops, whoa Nellie, stop, stop, stop the press, that’s the wrong vision! This vision was more pescatorial, one of big game fish being caught at the SoCal piers, fish such as yellowtail, shortfin corvina, bonefish and more exotic [...]