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NEWS
August 23, 2002
Deep sea fishing kicked into high gear earlier this week with good catches of albacore, bluefin tuna and dorado being reported by the sport fleet and private yachts fishing mid-channel waters and around San Clemente Island. Fishing conditions were prime all week long as a marine layer moved in and kept the seas calm, which allowed skippers to locate breezing schools of tuna, shut down on good sonar marks and locate floating kelp. Davey's Locker spokesman Captain Norris Tapp reported that all the boats running out of the landing are returning dockside with good counts.
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NEWS
September 28, 2002
Mid channel waters are holding good numbers of blue water game fish as the "Indian Summer" fishing period continues to produce warmer water and calm seas. Marlin have moved into fishable waters off the east end of San Clemente Island and are spread out over high spots all the way down to La Jolla. Anglers competing in the Drambuie 2002 Catalina Classic held this week reported seeing many billfish, but the bite was off for most of the 108 boats that competed in the event that was won by the team on the deluxe yacht Puritan XI when the team weighed in a striped marlin at the dock in Avalon scaling 186 pounds.
NEWS
July 11, 2002
Jim Niemiec Local anglers are enjoying good fishing along the coast and in outer waters as warm currents have moved up the south coast bringing them lots of bait followed by schools of salt water game fish. Barracuda and sand bass continue to top the coastal catch, while San Clemente Island has been the hot spot for big yellowtail and some awesome calico bass fishing. Seas have laid down on the outside and there have been some pretty good scores made on albacore and yellowtail by Newport's sportfishing fleet and private yachts working an area outside the 43 Fathom spot.
NEWS
By MIKE WHITEHEAD | June 9, 2006
Ahoy. The boating community unfortunately has recently lost a well-respected member and one who put his life's work toward helping and educating other boaters. As you head to sea this weekend, be sure to glance out at the horizon and say a prayer for Chief, who passed away May 27. Many of the professional captains knew Franklin L. Gaines as the founder of the Mariners License Preparation School in Point Loma. He started that school after spending a 26-year career in the U.S. Coast Guard.
NEWS
June 2, 2001
Jim Niemiec The first sport-caught albacore of the season in U.S. waters were landed on board the deluxe sportfisher Bongos II, captained by Richard Ruffini of Costa Mesa on Thursday. The bite exploded for anglers on board the fast six pack charter boat about four miles east of the butterfly Bank. This area is some 75 miles south of Newport's twin jetties, but within easy reach of charter boats and a couple of the day boats running out of Davey's Locker and Newport Landing Sportfishing.
NEWS
June 4, 2001
Ahoy. You never know when something is going to happen on a boat. That's why, as a professional captain, I train and prepare for the unexpected on a regular basis. Just last week, I pulled out of a slip aboard an Azimuth 58, and a few minutes later I heard a loud thud. My first thought was that my first officer, Tim West, had fallen while securing the fenders and dock lines. Then, at the same time that I looked and saw my fellow crew member still working, yet puzzled from the sound, the boat started to veer radically off course in the Back Bay, where the depths are shallow.
NEWS
By By Elia Powers | December 5, 2005
A Newport Beach woman wins naming contest for second year in a row; this time, she'd like to give her prize to hurricane victims.For the second consecutive year, Newport Beach resident Helen McCarthy has a vested interest in the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors the annual holiday event, chose McCarthy's parade theme as the contest winner, just as it did last year. McCarthy coined the phrase "Centennial Celebration of Lights," she said, to be forward-thinking.
NEWS
August 6, 2003
Tel Phil started Market Place, Tel Phil should run it With regard to the Orange County Fair Board opening the Market Place operation to so-called competitive bidding. This action demonstrates a typical government mind set. Being unable to exercise creativity in the use of resources, the board can only try to cheapen a prosperous, ongoing business by substituting a lower bidder mentality for one ongoing change and improvement. Without Tel Phil Enterprises' inventiveness and creativity, the Market Place would not exist.
NEWS
April 15, 2003
June Casagrande It's no surprise that every one of the seven members of the city's Harbor Commission has an economic interest in the harbor. What's surprising is that, after consulting an expert in the field, the commission will still have a quorum to vote on measures affecting charter boat operators and fire code violators in the harbor. Hired counsel Dana Reed last week gave commissioners a crash course in avoiding conflicts of interest and compiled a list of each commissioner's economic interests in the harbor.
NEWS
October 29, 1999
Jim Niemiec Sport anglers were saddened by the death of one of Newport's most respected matriarchs of blue water game fishing. Helen Smith of Newport Beach lost her battle with cancer late last week and she will be missed by everyone who has ever weighed in a trophy catch at the Balboa Angling Club. Mrs. Smith was as much a part of the salt water fishing of Newport Bay as was her husband, Gil, who operated the sportfisher, "Happy Landings" out of old Davey's Locker and later operated the deluxe charter boat "El Lobo" for many years.
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