Posts Tagged Stearns Wharf

California Lizardfish

Order Myctophiformes  Lizardfish—Family Synodontidae Lizardfish, Avila Pier in 2013 Species: Synodus lucioceps (Ayres, 1855); from the Greek word synodus (the ancient name of a fish in which the teeth meet), and the Latin word lucioceps  (pike head). Alternate Names: Gar, barracuda, candlefish. Called lagarto lucio or chile lucio in Mexico. Identification: They are cylindrical shaped [...]

Stearns Wharf (Santa Barbara) — 2013 Kids Fishing Derby

Slightly overcast weather and hungry fish greeted the 75 entrants and a crowd of approximately 200 people at the Ninth Annual Young Anglers Tournament held July 6, 2013 at Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara. The tournament, started and hosted by John Henigin and his Fish Talk Radio, and joined this year by co-sponsors IGFA (International [...]

Bat Ray

Order Myliobatidiformes —  Eagle Rays — Family Myliobatididae — Bat Ray A bat ray from Fortman Marina in Alameda Species: Myliobatis californica (Gill, 1865); from the Greek words myl (a tooth or molar), io (an arrow or poison), batis (a skate or ray) and the Latin word Californica  (referring to location). Apparently called aetobatus californica [...]