Category: fishing

The Old Man and the Seas hats and t-shirts are now available!

I saw a “Shut up and fish” t-shirt yesterday at the Stearns Wharf Bait and Tackle shop which I was going to buy but they were out of Mediums so I will get one the next time I fish on the wharf. In the… Continue Reading “The Old Man and the Seas hats and t-shirts are now available!”

RESPECT your catches…

This note, this moment, is an adjunct to my last post about my fantastic morning of fishing at Stearn’s Wharf in Santa Barbara, CA.  Even if you don’t fish, like the majority of the tourists who observed it, you may like it because it… Continue Reading “RESPECT your catches…”

Stearn’s Wharf I: What a MORNING!

When I moved from Phoenix, AZ to Santa Barbara, CA in 1979, Stearn’s Wharf was not open to the public.  It was closed due to a huge fire that roared through it in 1973.  It finally reopened in 1981 but by that time, the… Continue Reading “Stearn’s Wharf I: What a MORNING!”

Advice from Grandpa: Offer a smorgasbord

This is not exactly how grandpa said it since he was a “little Irishman from Minnesota” as he’d always told everyone and big words were not part of his plain spoken vocabulary, but I understood what he meant when he told me that not… Continue Reading “Advice from Grandpa: Offer a smorgasbord”

Port Hueneme Fishing Pier

Today, I had some business that took me down to the Naval Seabee Base in Port Hueneme, CA so while I was in the town, I visited the fishing pier at Port Hueneme Beach thinking that I may try fishing there again someday.  To… Continue Reading “Port Hueneme Fishing Pier”

Shark Bait: It’s Good to be Home

Call me Captain Ahab.  I have been in search of the white whale since last week when one got away due to old equipment that has now been replaced and though I didn’t catch a whale, the 42”, 30 to 40-pound Shovelhead shark pictured… Continue Reading “Shark Bait: It’s Good to be Home”

Goleta Pier Redux

The Goleta Beach Pier has been in existence, in one form or another, since the early 1930s.  When I first moved to Santa Barbara, CA 40 years ago it quickly became my fishing hub.  Though, today it is 1450 feet in length, when I… Continue Reading “Goleta Pier Redux”

Today I was ready for anything…

I have been having some issues with the line on my Wishing Pole which I keep on the ocean’s bottom hoping to lure in a big fish.  The line on my new reel was the 35-year-old line that I had on my old reel. … Continue Reading “Today I was ready for anything…”

Innovation? Yeah, I can do that!

When I fish on the Ventura Pier, I have two parking options.  One is to pay $10 for a day permit (it is as low as $2 in some other city parks) or park on the other side of Highway 101 and take the… Continue Reading “Innovation? Yeah, I can do that!”

Look mom, I caught a Pigeon!

I took my sister-in-law, Barbara, out to fish in the Pacific Ocean yesterday and since this was her first experience of fishing in the Pacific, I told her that you never know what you are going to catch when you cast your line into… Continue Reading “Look mom, I caught a Pigeon!”