Posts Tagged Trinidad Pier

2017 Trinidad Pier Youth Fishing Derby

Although chilly the previous afternoon, Sunday, September 17, 2017 turned out to be a beautiful day at Trinidad, the small town located on California’s scenic redwood-forested, northwest coast just 24 miles north of Eureka. It was a perfect day to go fishing! Luckily, a kids fishing derby just happened to be scheduled at the Trinidad [...]

Pacific Tomcod

Order Gadiformes — Cods—Family Gadidae Three Pacific tomcod  (2nd, 3rd and 4th fish) together with a barred surfperch and six white croaker (generally called tomcod in southern California and kingfish in northern California), all from the Pacifica Pier in 1976 Species: Microgadus proximus (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words micros (small) and gadus (codfish), and [...]

Rock Greenling

 Greenlings and Lingcods—Family Hexagrammidae Rock greenling taken in Trinidad by Hans Jones Jr. in 2013 Species: Hexagrammos lagocephalus (Pallas, 1810); from the Greek words hex (six), gramma (line), lagos (hare) and cephelos  (head, referring to the large pair of cirri on the head, attached to the edge of the eye). Alternate Names: Commonly called seatrout [...]

Kelp Greenling

Greenlings and Lingcods—Family Hexagrammidae A kelp greenling caught at the small pier in Brookings Harbor, Oregon Species: Hexagrammos decagrammus (Pallas, 1810); from two combinations of Greek words; hex (six) and gramma  (line), deca  (ten) and gramma (line, referring to the number of lateral lines on the side of the fish). Alternate Names: Commonly called seatrout; [...]

Lingcod

Greenlings and Lingcods—Family Hexagrammidae A small lingcod I caught one day from Citizens Dock in Crescent City Species: Ophidon elongatus (Girard, 1854); from the Greek words ophis (snake) and odons (tooth), and the Latin word elongatus  (elongate shaped). Lingcod from the Monterey Coast Guard Pier in 2010 by MBay Alternate Names:  Pacific cultus, cultus cod, [...]