Posts Tagged saltwater fish

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: [...]

Record Squid Run At Newport Pier — 1976

I love these old stories — especially when I was at the pier that year and DIDN”T have a squid jig (so no squid for me). Of course when I was teaching I was taught never to use the word  “Oriental” for Asians. Times have changed. Record Squid Run Attracts Eager Casters   Newport Beach [...]

Oceanside Harbor Fishing Pier

The entrance to the pier I believe it was Art Linkletter who became famous from his observation that “kids say the darnedest things.” One warm summer night in 2007 I was reminded of that saying when a youngster of probably eight years of age approached me here after I had caught several fish—including two black [...]

Buffalo Sculpin

Sculpins—Family Cottida Buffalo Sculpin from the Santa Cruz Wharf Species: Enophrys bison (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words en  (on), ephrys  (eyebrow), and bison (referring to the two bison-like horns or spines on the head). Alternate Names: Often called bullhead and mistaken for cabezon. Called büffelgroppe in Germany, glowacz bizonik in Poland. Identification: Their coloring [...]

Huntington Beach Pier

“Surf City, U.S.A,” that’s what the town and locals like to call Huntington Beach (and the city went to court battling Santa Cruz for the use of the name). It’s appropriate given the steady stream of surfers to the local waters and sunbathers to the local beaches. The pier itself serves as the focal point [...]