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January 30, 2005
PETER BUFFA Sorry, the new pic's not quite ready. Deliberations are ongoing. Maybe next week. We've narrowed it down to one where I look like I'm being electrocuted, and one where I look like an Italian Marty Feldman. Anyway, you've probably heard about them by now. They're big and squishy and pink and red, with big black eyes and really long tentacles. No, not telemarketers. Giant squid. The first of them turned up about 10 days ago on the beach at Crystal Cove -- some three dozen giant squid, about two feet long and between 10 and 20 pounds.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
JIM NIEMIEC A few giant squid washed up along the coastline last week and it triggered an amazing explosion of the in-shore fishery for anglers on party boats running out of local landings and private boaters. Huge squid, some weighing in excess of 50 pounds, were being targeted just a couple of miles out of Newport's twin jetties and excellent sea conditions allowed fishermen to enjoy wide-open fishing for these behemoths of the deep sea. No one is quite sure why these squid showed in the middle of the winter and veteran anglers, captains and longtime residents of Newport Beach all were amazed at the creatures with an average weight between 15 to 25 pounds.
NEWS
September 24, 1999
Jim Niemiec Schools of giant squid have moved into coastal waters and anglers are loading up on these tasty critters all along the south coast. The best bite has been just outside Newport's twin jetties where huge balls of squid, measuring over three feet in length, have been popping up in water as shallow as 15 fathoms. "I can't remember when we have had such great squid fishing for the local fleet and small boaters," Howie Howerton, spokesman at Davey's Locker in Balboa said.
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By PETER BUFFA | June 3, 2007
They're back. Not the raccoons in the backyard; I have nothing to report on those — no sightings, no entrapment, no nothing — and that's assuming they even are raccoons. What's back are the giant squid, washing up on local beaches and being hauled onto fishing boats like so many chubby little aliens, all pink and white and squishy, with coal-black eyes and really long tentacles. The last time giant squid stopped by to say hi was in January 2005, stacking up on beaches from Huntington to Laguna and whipping local fishermen into a squid-induced frenzy.
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By Peter Buffa | February 6, 2010
What’s pink and white and squishy with coal black eyes and really long tentacles? Not Lady Gaga, no. The correct answer is giant Humboldt squid. Yes, they are back, with a vengeance. They show up here every so often, cruising the California coast and whipping local fishermen into a squid-induced frenzy. But this year is different. According to expert squidologists like Davey’s Locker manager Chris Cunningham, this is the biggest invasion of the super chubby Humboldt’s that he has seen in his 25 years in the charter fishing biz. “For the last couple of weeks we have seen sea lions with squids in their mouths.
NEWS
July 21, 2002
Crystal Lauderdale When people at the Newport Landing Sportfishing Company heard that giant squid had been sighted off the coast of Dana Point, they knew they needed to go out. On Saturday, four boats from the company hauled back hundreds of the slimy, tentacled creatures. "They're a hot item right now," said Robin Jordan, who works at the Landing. "They're fun to catch. They put up a good fight. They're messy as heck though. You don't want to wear your good clothes."
NEWS
August 17, 2003
Ocean currents are mixing with tropical storm fronts off the Southern California coastline creating warmer water temperatures in the channel and bringing a showing of exotic pelagic fish to within reach of the sport fleet and private yachts. Ocean sea temps moved up into the high 60s and there were a number of areas showing surface temperatures well into the mid-70s. Winds howled relentlessly over the outer waters making for difficult fishing conditions as the sport fleet recorded some the lowest albacore dock counts in over a month of steady fishing.
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By Brianna Bailey | March 20, 2010
An old sea captain once wrestled a 15-foot octopus in Newport Harbor in 1927, two local fishermen netted a 444-pound swordfish and a 400-pound sea bass on the same day in 1930, and hungry Japanese fishermen flocked to Newport Pier in 1976 during a record squid run, according to historical archives. Capt. Ole Eliasen battled a 15-foot octopus that had taken up residence aboard the shipwreck Muriel in Newport Harbor, the Los Angeles Times reported July 2, 1927. Eliasen was commissioned with moving the sunken ship out of the harbor that summer.
NEWS
February 2, 2005
STEVE SMITH It's easy to hate Newport Beach. Like the newly elected politician, the hot actor or the sports champion, everyone seems to want to take a shot at No. 1, to be the one to bring down the star. Having experienced this firsthand while working for someone at the top, I can tell you that's not a pretty sight. Critics of Newport Beach and the surrounding communities of Corona del Mar and Balboa will point out that the city is one of the least ethnically diverse in the nation.
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By Brianna Bailey | March 20, 2010
An old sea captain once wrestled a 15-foot octopus in Newport Harbor in 1927, two local fishermen netted a 444-pound swordfish and a 400-pound sea bass on the same day in 1930, and hungry Japanese fishermen flocked to Newport Pier in 1976 during a record squid run, according to historical archives. Capt. Ole Eliasen battled a 15-foot octopus that had taken up residence aboard the shipwreck Muriel in Newport Harbor, the Los Angeles Times reported July 2, 1927. Eliasen was commissioned with moving the sunken ship out of the harbor that summer.
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By Peter Buffa | February 6, 2010
What’s pink and white and squishy with coal black eyes and really long tentacles? Not Lady Gaga, no. The correct answer is giant Humboldt squid. Yes, they are back, with a vengeance. They show up here every so often, cruising the California coast and whipping local fishermen into a squid-induced frenzy. But this year is different. According to expert squidologists like Davey’s Locker manager Chris Cunningham, this is the biggest invasion of the super chubby Humboldt’s that he has seen in his 25 years in the charter fishing biz. “For the last couple of weeks we have seen sea lions with squids in their mouths.
FEATURES
By PETER BUFFA | June 3, 2007
They're back. Not the raccoons in the backyard; I have nothing to report on those — no sightings, no entrapment, no nothing — and that's assuming they even are raccoons. What's back are the giant squid, washing up on local beaches and being hauled onto fishing boats like so many chubby little aliens, all pink and white and squishy, with coal-black eyes and really long tentacles. The last time giant squid stopped by to say hi was in January 2005, stacking up on beaches from Huntington to Laguna and whipping local fishermen into a squid-induced frenzy.
NEWS
February 9, 2005
Peninsula needs redevelopment Certainly, [a parking structure on the peninsula] is a horrible idea that our mayor has suggested. At a cost of $6 million to $12 million, it's ridiculous. Councilman John Heffernan has a great idea: Use the structure that's already going to be built eight blocks away and run a shuttle for 50 cents or for free. It's ridiculous. I frequent the beach every morning. I buy a city pass. The only time there are problems are on weekends except during the summer; otherwise, it's not too bad. To build this just for a couple of restaurants is ridiculous.
NEWS
February 2, 2005
STEVE SMITH It's easy to hate Newport Beach. Like the newly elected politician, the hot actor or the sports champion, everyone seems to want to take a shot at No. 1, to be the one to bring down the star. Having experienced this firsthand while working for someone at the top, I can tell you that's not a pretty sight. Critics of Newport Beach and the surrounding communities of Corona del Mar and Balboa will point out that the city is one of the least ethnically diverse in the nation.
NEWS
January 30, 2005
PETER BUFFA Sorry, the new pic's not quite ready. Deliberations are ongoing. Maybe next week. We've narrowed it down to one where I look like I'm being electrocuted, and one where I look like an Italian Marty Feldman. Anyway, you've probably heard about them by now. They're big and squishy and pink and red, with big black eyes and really long tentacles. No, not telemarketers. Giant squid. The first of them turned up about 10 days ago on the beach at Crystal Cove -- some three dozen giant squid, about two feet long and between 10 and 20 pounds.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
JIM NIEMIEC A few giant squid washed up along the coastline last week and it triggered an amazing explosion of the in-shore fishery for anglers on party boats running out of local landings and private boaters. Huge squid, some weighing in excess of 50 pounds, were being targeted just a couple of miles out of Newport's twin jetties and excellent sea conditions allowed fishermen to enjoy wide-open fishing for these behemoths of the deep sea. No one is quite sure why these squid showed in the middle of the winter and veteran anglers, captains and longtime residents of Newport Beach all were amazed at the creatures with an average weight between 15 to 25 pounds.
NEWS
August 17, 2003
Ocean currents are mixing with tropical storm fronts off the Southern California coastline creating warmer water temperatures in the channel and bringing a showing of exotic pelagic fish to within reach of the sport fleet and private yachts. Ocean sea temps moved up into the high 60s and there were a number of areas showing surface temperatures well into the mid-70s. Winds howled relentlessly over the outer waters making for difficult fishing conditions as the sport fleet recorded some the lowest albacore dock counts in over a month of steady fishing.
NEWS
July 21, 2002
Crystal Lauderdale When people at the Newport Landing Sportfishing Company heard that giant squid had been sighted off the coast of Dana Point, they knew they needed to go out. On Saturday, four boats from the company hauled back hundreds of the slimy, tentacled creatures. "They're a hot item right now," said Robin Jordan, who works at the Landing. "They're fun to catch. They put up a good fight. They're messy as heck though. You don't want to wear your good clothes."
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