Where The Great Fish Abound, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-05


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WHERE THE GREAT FISH ABOUND The California Channel Islands off San Pedro consist of a number of mountain tops that emerge from the Pacific Ocean eighteen miles out from the mainland Some of these Islands are little more than rocks while Catalina Island is more than twenty miles long longCooled Cooled by ocean breezes in summer and tempered by the Japan current in winter Catalina has al ¬ most an ideal climate The average summer tem ¬ perature is about sixtyfive degrees that of win ¬ ter fiftyfour degrees Catalina winters are like middle west October minus the rains and the summers are glorious The fishing is more so soThere There are more than half a dozen fishes caught at Catalina any one of which would make a fish ¬ ing region famous among fishermen but the tuna and yellow tail fishing is unequaled anywhere anywhereThe The tuna is most erratic Some summers they are plentiful and then they disappear for years at a time These fish make thrilling leaps when hooked and rushes that fairly make reels scream Incidentally these tuna are mighty fine to eat as ore all Catalina game fish Leaping tuna are caught by trolling with a flying fish for bait baitOne One of these tuna is a steam engine for strength and as crafty as an Indian warrior It takdg more than brute strength to land one but good physical condition on the part of the angler is advisable It took one experienced angler from two in the afternoon to seven the next morning to bring a 170 pounder to gaff gaffThe The record tuna on hook and line is one of 25t pounds while the second record is one of 210 pounds caught by a woman womanStill Still larger is the Jewfish or seabass a monster that looks like a fresh water blackbass would under a giant high power microscope The record hook and line seabass weighed nearly 500 pounds and it takes one of 300 pounds or over to arouse any un ¬ usual interest They are caught still fishing on the bottom with a piece of fish weighing five or six pounds for bait baitThen Then there are swordfishes for those of strenuous dispositions to catch The marlin swordfish averages less than 200 pounds but the record is around 350 pounds and many a 200pounder has fought from sunup to sunset before showing his belly to the gaffer gafferThe The true broadbill swordfish is also taken None has ever been taken under 100 pounds at Cattillua and the record hook and line fish weighed 460 pounds

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