Waterfront stories

16- and 17-year-olds to get a fishing license break?

New bill gets through Assembly committee

In an effort to increase interest in fishing, 75th District assemblymember Marie Waldron (R – Escondido) has written AB478, which would eliminate fishing licenses for those teen anglers age 16 or 17. Last month her ...

Sailboat sinks truck at ramp

Excerpts from last week's Harbor Patrol report

May 20 — HP responded to a north bay anchorage for a subject that was feeling depressed and suicidal. HP transported the subject to shore and then to County Mental Health for an evaluation. — ...

Pirates, sharks, and boat debris of Zuniga Point

In the last 17 months, 31 boats have washed up between the dog beach and the tip of North Island

The no-man's-land of east of the jetty jutting off Zuniga Point, where people anchor for free, may be a boon to broke boaters, but for Naval Base Coronado North Island, it's a source of expensive ...

Surfhenge and the surfboard benches of Imperial Beach

How Malcolm Jones ended up using plexiglass in front of the pier

Surfhenge is the name of the art piece that sits in front of the Imperial Beach Pier. The project was commissioned by the Port of San Diego in 1997. The artist, Malcolm Jones, now from ...

Lake Dixon clean-up — do it for Dottie

The most famous largemouth bass in history

Dixon Lake is a smallish, 70-acre reservoir outside of Escondido on the skirts of the Daley Ranch. Even though the lake doesn’t cover much surface area, the dam, completed in 1971, holds up to 80-feet-deep ...

Disabled sailboat removed from cruise ship path; stoned stowaway stowed in county jail

The latest happenings of the Harbor Patrol

May 12 — HP impounded a vessel that was illegally anchored in Glorietta Bay without a valid permit. This vessel was recently impounded for the same violation. May 9 — HP were dispatched to the ...

Deep blue jellyfish wash ashore in Ocean Beach

Wash your hands if you touch velella

Chances are, if you walk along the shore in Ocean Beach, you’ll notice an influx of Velella, aka sea-raft, by-the-wind-sailors, purple sail or sometimes, blue jelly-fish. Usually deep-blue in color, they live on the surface ...

Famosa Slough Nature and Bird Walk

Fed by San Diego River culvert, protected since the 1970s

Though it is estimated that 95 percent of California’s historical wetlands have been lost to development, one slough in that has survived human encroachment, albeit nearly completely surrounded by it, is Famosa Slough. Other than ...

Eastern Sierra opening day: no snowstorm, few fish

Hundreds of San Diegans fish Convict, Lundy, Silver, and Crowley Lakes. Mammoth, Tioga Pass iced over.

For the first time in four years, anglers attending Merry Fishmas – opening day of trout season in the Eastern Sierra were not greeted with an early spring snowstorm. But while by the afternoon of ...

Finally for Calif. - a 12-month from-date-purchase fishing license

Berryhill bill get unanimous nod from state senate committee

Many San Diego anglers are rejoicing that California appears to finally be moving towards a 12-month from-date-purchase fishing license. Senate Bill 187, written by Sen. Tom Berryhill (R-Twain Harte) unanimously passed the senate’s Natural Resources ...

Surf Pups of San Diego classes

Paddling next to Liberty Station with your best friend

Samantha Lee of SUP Pups of San Diego came to town from Arizona, and like most folks that find the beach from the desert, she hit the water and stand up paddle-boarding became her favorite ...

Self Shape Surf Competition in at Seaside Reef in Cardiff

Cam Richards, Andrew Doheny, Nathan Strom, Leah Dawson will be competing on their self-made boards

Just off El Cajon Boulevard and 30th Street, there is a surf shop that has a mandatory day off to surf every Monday and you don’t even have to work there to work there. You ...

Ben Lecomte prepping Discoverer at Pt. Loma for Tokyo-San Francisco voyage

The longest swim

Eight hours per day, 180 days, 5500 miles: that’s the length of the longest swim, to be attempted by Ben Lecomte across the Pacific Ocean from Tokyo to San Francisco. Alongside him will be his ...

The Know-it-all and the Space Invader

Fishing poems from Mesa College

Scott Starbuck, a writing and literature coordinator at Mesa College, is the author of Lost Salmon (MoonPathPress) from which the following excerpts are taken. Know-it-all If it can be caught, shot, bought, or trophy-mounted, he’s ...

Free casting clinic by San Diego Fly Fishers at Lake Murray

What flies to use in San Diego tidal beds and shallow water

There are areas in San Diego for fly fishing where wading or float tubing access is easy and there are plenty of tidal beds and shallow water. Flies that resemble the prey of bass, halibut, ...

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