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By Josh Aden | December 17, 2007
A large bull California sea lion, twice rescued from Newport Beach’s shores covered in fishing hooks, set sail aboard a Coast Guard cutter Monday morning bound for a new home on San Clemente Island. The sea lion was dubbed “Captain Hook” by Pacific Marine Mammal Center workers who rescued him with more than 70 fishing hooks, lines and lures caught in his mouth and around his face. He washed up on the beach near 23rd Street on the Balboa Peninsula Oct. 28. “I’ve never seen an animal with so many hooks,” said Michele Hunter, the mammal center’s director of operations and animal care.
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By Mike Whitehead | March 18, 2010
It feels like summertime as I reflect back to last weekend, when I was shoveling snow at our family cabin in Lake Arrowhead. This weekend should be perfect for boating with sunny skies and a slight breeze less than 15 knots in the afternoons. The ocean seas might become slight bumpy with a mixed set with 3-foot swells from the west and south. As always with warm air temperatures and cool water temperatures, you can expect morning and late afternoon fog to roll into the Southland.
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August 3, 2003
The first striped marlin of the season, for a Balboa Angling Club member, was caught July 25 by Kathy Ecklund while fishing aboard the yacht Hooker captained by her husband, Stan. The fish was hooked 1.5 miles off the east end of Catalina Island in the area commonly called the "Slide." The billfish jumped on a trolled marlin jig and was released after the catch was tagged and documented. Bill Kingsmill of Dana Point hooked and released the first marlin for the Dana Point Marlin Club last weekend and then earlier this week caught the first broadbill swordfish of the season while fishing aboard his private sportfisher, Wild Bill, the fish weighed in at 165 pounds.
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July 30, 2002
Tropical currents pushing into channel waters and brought along big schools of albacore and bluefin tuna. The bite started late last week off the east end of San Clemente Island and continues steady for the sportfishing fleet and private yachts. Bait conditions are good and the water temperature is holding at about 65 degrees, which is ideal for albacore. Another tropical storm that developed below Baja is expected to bring even warmer water off the coast with a good chance that the bluefin tuna bite will get going by this weekend.
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January 13, 2004
JIM NIEMIEC Bob Hoose of Newport Beach had high expectations of catching the first albacore for the 2004 season when he headed his fast 28-foot sportfisher, Prospector, out to San Clemente Island on New Year's Eve with his good fishing buddy, Todd Garrett of Newport, along on the exploratory trip to the fishing grounds southeast of the Cortez Bank. Hoose pulled into Pyramid Cove early on New Year's Eve where the two anglers caught squid and enjoyed sharing the evening with a top side dinner and a glass of wine.
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July 17, 2004
JIM NIEMIEC Northwesterly winds blew pretty strong in outer waters this past week and shut down albacore fishing. Counts for the local fleet took a big drop, but if the wind dies down this weekend we could see good scores posted by the over night fleet of sport boats operating out of Davey's Locker, Newport Landing Sportfishing and Dana Wharf Sportfishing. There are huge schools of big albacore holding about 160 miles below San Diego and conditions are right for these albies to move up the line.
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August 5, 2001
fisheries Jim Niemiec Southern California anglers had better start writing letters to commissioners of the California Department of Fish and Game if they want to have access to many fine coastal fishing grounds. In a jam-packed room at the Costa Mesa Community Center this past week, more than 500 people showed up to voice their opposition to the initial draft and recommendations being made to the commission as part of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)
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August 30, 2001
Jim Niemiec Local anglers are bringing back a mixed catch of albacore, yellowfin tuna, dorado, yellowtail and white seabass. Rough seas outside San Clemente Island held the sport fleet at bay for a few days but it looks like conditions are laying down just in time for the holiday fleet to head out to local fishing grounds. There were winds gusting up to 30 knots on the Tanner Bank earlier in the week, but they have backed off to where it's almost fishable if you don't tend to get sea sick from swells and rolling seas.
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By: | August 19, 2005
Ahoy. On the last Sunday in July, Newport Harbor was alive with Laser- and Byte-class boats racing in the 70th Annual Flight of the Lasers. This event, which started in 1936, is held annually by the Commodore's Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Seymour Beek has been at the helm as chairman for years, and he uses his motor yacht as one end of the starting line. I have had a few requests to provide some of the results. Seymour sent the following report: "Many familiar names were among the top ten. The winner, Jon Pinckney, has won three times before, in the early '90s.
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February 2, 2002
'We live in an art gallery of divine creativity and yet are content to gaze only at the carpet.' -- Max Lucado Like many of you, I was awakened in the middle of the night Monday by the sounds of light rain as it became increasingly heavier and started coming down harder and louder on our roof. It wasn't long before the tempo and tune changed to bullets of hail that echoed over our heads with such ferocity that I almost expected them to pierce right through our ceiling.
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By Mike Whitehead | March 18, 2010
It feels like summertime as I reflect back to last weekend, when I was shoveling snow at our family cabin in Lake Arrowhead. This weekend should be perfect for boating with sunny skies and a slight breeze less than 15 knots in the afternoons. The ocean seas might become slight bumpy with a mixed set with 3-foot swells from the west and south. As always with warm air temperatures and cool water temperatures, you can expect morning and late afternoon fog to roll into the Southland.
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By Josh Aden | December 17, 2007
A large bull California sea lion, twice rescued from Newport Beach’s shores covered in fishing hooks, set sail aboard a Coast Guard cutter Monday morning bound for a new home on San Clemente Island. The sea lion was dubbed “Captain Hook” by Pacific Marine Mammal Center workers who rescued him with more than 70 fishing hooks, lines and lures caught in his mouth and around his face. He washed up on the beach near 23rd Street on the Balboa Peninsula Oct. 28. “I’ve never seen an animal with so many hooks,” said Michele Hunter, the mammal center’s director of operations and animal care.
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By: | August 19, 2005
Ahoy. On the last Sunday in July, Newport Harbor was alive with Laser- and Byte-class boats racing in the 70th Annual Flight of the Lasers. This event, which started in 1936, is held annually by the Commodore's Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. Seymour Beek has been at the helm as chairman for years, and he uses his motor yacht as one end of the starting line. I have had a few requests to provide some of the results. Seymour sent the following report: "Many familiar names were among the top ten. The winner, Jon Pinckney, has won three times before, in the early '90s.
NEWS
July 17, 2004
JIM NIEMIEC Northwesterly winds blew pretty strong in outer waters this past week and shut down albacore fishing. Counts for the local fleet took a big drop, but if the wind dies down this weekend we could see good scores posted by the over night fleet of sport boats operating out of Davey's Locker, Newport Landing Sportfishing and Dana Wharf Sportfishing. There are huge schools of big albacore holding about 160 miles below San Diego and conditions are right for these albies to move up the line.
NEWS
January 13, 2004
JIM NIEMIEC Bob Hoose of Newport Beach had high expectations of catching the first albacore for the 2004 season when he headed his fast 28-foot sportfisher, Prospector, out to San Clemente Island on New Year's Eve with his good fishing buddy, Todd Garrett of Newport, along on the exploratory trip to the fishing grounds southeast of the Cortez Bank. Hoose pulled into Pyramid Cove early on New Year's Eve where the two anglers caught squid and enjoyed sharing the evening with a top side dinner and a glass of wine.
NEWS
August 3, 2003
The first striped marlin of the season, for a Balboa Angling Club member, was caught July 25 by Kathy Ecklund while fishing aboard the yacht Hooker captained by her husband, Stan. The fish was hooked 1.5 miles off the east end of Catalina Island in the area commonly called the "Slide." The billfish jumped on a trolled marlin jig and was released after the catch was tagged and documented. Bill Kingsmill of Dana Point hooked and released the first marlin for the Dana Point Marlin Club last weekend and then earlier this week caught the first broadbill swordfish of the season while fishing aboard his private sportfisher, Wild Bill, the fish weighed in at 165 pounds.
NEWS
July 30, 2002
Tropical currents pushing into channel waters and brought along big schools of albacore and bluefin tuna. The bite started late last week off the east end of San Clemente Island and continues steady for the sportfishing fleet and private yachts. Bait conditions are good and the water temperature is holding at about 65 degrees, which is ideal for albacore. Another tropical storm that developed below Baja is expected to bring even warmer water off the coast with a good chance that the bluefin tuna bite will get going by this weekend.
NEWS
February 2, 2002
'We live in an art gallery of divine creativity and yet are content to gaze only at the carpet.' -- Max Lucado Like many of you, I was awakened in the middle of the night Monday by the sounds of light rain as it became increasingly heavier and started coming down harder and louder on our roof. It wasn't long before the tempo and tune changed to bullets of hail that echoed over our heads with such ferocity that I almost expected them to pierce right through our ceiling.
NEWS
August 30, 2001
Jim Niemiec Local anglers are bringing back a mixed catch of albacore, yellowfin tuna, dorado, yellowtail and white seabass. Rough seas outside San Clemente Island held the sport fleet at bay for a few days but it looks like conditions are laying down just in time for the holiday fleet to head out to local fishing grounds. There were winds gusting up to 30 knots on the Tanner Bank earlier in the week, but they have backed off to where it's almost fishable if you don't tend to get sea sick from swells and rolling seas.
NEWS
August 5, 2001
fisheries Jim Niemiec Southern California anglers had better start writing letters to commissioners of the California Department of Fish and Game if they want to have access to many fine coastal fishing grounds. In a jam-packed room at the Costa Mesa Community Center this past week, more than 500 people showed up to voice their opposition to the initial draft and recommendations being made to the commission as part of the Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA)
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