What: Fish Taco Chronicles
Where: Selected tackle shops (free) or by subscription ($10 per year) by calling (714) 899-0733
It's difficult to take a magazine seriously when its editor is also listed on the masthead as "Chairman of the Bored." But who knows, this might just be another typographical error. The magazine is full of them. In one issue, the title on the cover read, "Fish Taco Chronicals" and that wasn't done on purpose.
Seriously, though, the Orange County-based quarterly is fun to pick up and flip through, in part because of the laid-back attitude of its staff. You never know what you'll find inside. It's a fishing magazine, yet there have been stories on golf and skiing. Fish Taco, you see, isn't picky. It'll accept just about anything to fill its pages before deadline.
Despite its title, however, there are never stories on food. Check that. The staff once ran a caption under a photo of a pelican that read, simply, "Mexican chicken." The Mexican tourism board took exception and finally accepted an apology from publisher Shawn Arnold, who explained that the Mexican skipper of the boat Arnold was fishing on was the one who made this joke while pointing to the pelican in the photo, so Arnold ran with it.