Posts Tagged oceanside pier

California Corbina

Corbina taken by Jimbojack at the Huntington Beach Pier Species: Menticirrhus undulates (Girard, 1854); from the Latin words menticirrhus (chin barbel) and undulatus (waved, referring to the wavy lines on its sides). Alternate Names: Whiting or California whiting, king croaker, corbie, corvina, bagre and the favorites of many—bean and beanie. In Mexico called berrugata californiana. [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Croakers in Oceanside

A nice spotfin croaker taken by “Charley” in 2016 The croaker family—yellowfin croaker, spotfin croaker, white croaker, black croaker, corbinia, queenfish (aka herring), white seabass and shortfin corvina are among the most important fish for SoCal pier anglers. The small queenfish and white croaker annually rank among the largest number of fish caught from piers [...]