Posts Tagged United Pier and Shore Anglers of California

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 [...]

Marin Rod & Gun Club — 29th Annual “Kids Day On The Pier”

29th Annual “Kids Day on the Pier” A Success The Marin Rod and Gun Club, started in 1926, celebrated its 91st birthday this year and is one of California’s oldest and, in my opinion, best clubs in the state. August 19, 2017 saw the 29th Annual “Kid’s Day on the Pier” at the Marin Rod [...]

Bat Rays & a Brouhaha in Lodi

Bat Ray logo developed by esteemed “Pier Rat” Lucy Phillips in 2004. I’ve been a fan of bat rays for many years and for over a decade Pier Fishing In California (PFIC) and the United Pier and Shore Anglers of California (UPSAC) held an annual “Mud Marlin Derby” at the Berkeley Pier. Given my affection [...]

Spiny Dogfish

Order Squaliformes  Dogfish Sharks—Family Squalidae Large spiny dogfish taken at the Cayucos Pier in 2007 Species: Squalus acanthias (Linnaeus, 1758); from the Latin word squalus  (shark) and the Greek word akanthias (spines), or Squalus suckleyi; from the Latin word squalus (shark) and suckleyi honoring George Suckley (1830-1869), a naturalist and Civil War surgeon. Pick A [...]

2016 Trinidad Pier Youth Fishing Derby

The Trinidad Pier It was windy the night before but Sunday, September 25, 2016 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! Getting the loaner rods and reels ready Luckily, [...]