Daniel Powell

Articles by Daniel Powell

Every wharf has a rat

Happenings on and off the water

The week held nice weather and decent seas for the most part, and the anglers showed up to fish. The landings sent out the largest number of boats and anglers aboard so far this year. ...

San Diego State hosts Marine Science Day at their Pt. Loma lab

Hear hourly lectures, get your hands on sea squirts on starfish

San Diego State’s Coastal and Marine Institute Laboratory is located on a strip between Lindbergh’s terminal 2 parking lot and the channel that separates the airport from Liberty Station. The acre-and-a-quarter property boasts outdoor aquaria, ...

Last week to hoop up some bugs

Lobster season ends March 22

A decent weather week brought more anglers to the landings and private boaters to the local spots, resulting in mixed counts depending on who was targeting what. The yellowtail bite along the coast of northern ...

Partially intoxicated, couple argues while boat circles

Harbor Patrol highlights from January and February

February 7 — HP responded to an adrift dinghy near the Shelter Island Launch Ramp. The dinghy was taken to the HPD impound dock. February 6 — HP issued a citation to a boater who ...

After Greenough

Who will claim the title of Kneeboard Surfing USA champ this year?

Kneeboard surfing has a devout but small fraction of the surfing population keeping the sport alive. The kneeboard came along in the early 1950s as post-war economic success made waterskiing popular. By the turn of ...

Hooker heaven

Good weather and rockfish opening equals higher passenger and fish count for San Diego fleet

As mostly decent weather and doable seas coincided with the week of the March 1 rockfish opener, the passenger numbers and fish counts nearly doubled over previous weeks, even though nobody got out the last ...

Dorms closest to the surf

Did you know colleges have surf teams?

In 1997, I returned to San Diego to work on a couple university projects; a new parking garage at USD and then the new Commons building at Point Loma Nazarene. The Point Loma job was ...

Yellowtail at Colonet still biting between storms

Groundfish season reopens March 1

As the weather continues to bounce, seemingly weekly, between warm and storm, the local boats have been getting out as they can between gales and scoring well on sand bass, sculpin and a decent halibut ...

Bass fishing not the same

Try your tricks at Lower Otay Reservoir this Saturday

Since the advent of the plastic sit-on-top kayak and the internet, anglers have posted shots of their catches, forgetting that the background might hold secrets. Plus, there’s the explosion of information on rigging, technique, and ...

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