Posts Tagged Santa Monica 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 [...]

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: [...]

Basketweave Cusk-Eel

Order Ophidiformes  Cusk-Eels—Family Ophidiidae Cusk-eel (Photo courtesy of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science) Species: Ophidion scrippsae  (Hubbs, 1916); from the words otophidium (referring to the large sacklike inner ear) and scrippsae  (in honor of Ellen Browning Scripps who helped establish the Scripps Institution of Oceanography). Alternate Names: Eel or California cusk-eel. In Mexico they’re [...]

Sargo

Grunts—Family Haemulidae A sargo caught at the San Clemente Pier in 2015 Species: Anisotremus davidsonii (Steindachner, 1876); from the Greek word anisotremus (unequal aperture, in reference to the pores on the chin), and davidsonii (for George Davidson, a 19th Century astronomer at the California Academy of Sciences). Alternate Names: China croaker, black croaker, blue bass, [...]

Santa Monica Bay Pier Summit

On May 7, 2015, I attended (as President of United Pier and Shore Anglers of California) the Santa Monica Bay Pier Stakeholder Summit together with our Los Angeles Regional Coordinator Hashem Nahid. To say that the meeting was interesting is an understatement. The stated goals were to discuss human-wildlife conflicts, pier/ocean user conflicts, possible solutions, [...]