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All is quiet on the water, the crowd having already called it a day. The wind has settled to a zephyr, the birds have gone to roost and the sun has dropped below the horizon. But Irvine Lake is anything but calm. "When it's like this, it's hot," lake Manager Bennett Davison says of fishing at the Orange County reservoir. Davison should know. In the last three years he has spent more time on the lake than many of the fish have in it--most under the cover of darkness.
December 8, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
F & F Fisheries of Hanford and its manager, Dennis Faria, have been charged with killing migratory birds, a violation of federal law, authorities said. F & F Fisheries, a commercial catfish farm, and Faria were accused of four counts of violating the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Federal investigators said the carcasses of 41 identifiable waterfowl protected under the federal law were found on the F & F Fisheries property during a search last February.
There are two Uncle Darrow's. The little Uncle Darrow's is a tiny dive in the middle of an obscure residential stretch of Venice Boulevard. Its parking lot boasts space for two whole cars. The big Uncle Darrow's, which opened in December, is in a newly built and much larger space just north of the corner of Lincoln and Washington boulevards, where it's bringing Louisiana food to street-level Marina del Rey.
August 13, 2012 | By Paul Whitefield
What's the difference between a government handout and a helping hand?  I guess it's in who's getting the money. For example, those getting food stamps and the like are often seen not as down-on-their-luck Americans but as lazy freeloaders.    But if you're a farmer coping with this year's drought, well, I guess you're a different story. As The Times reported Monday : The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday that it would buy up to $170 million of meat from affected livestock producers.
January 2, 1987
A trout plant at Lake Cachuma, many up to three pounds, highlighted action Wednesday in the Southern California reservoir fishing scene, with trolling and bait fishing both bringing good results. Trout limits were reported at several facilities, along with good catches of crappie and spotted catfish. WILLOW BEACH--Continued limits, with many hand-sized trout and one 4 1/2-pounder. LAKE MEAD--Most of the action has been in the lower basin, mostly all stripers.
May 31, 2005 | Gary Polakovic
It won't win a beauty contest, but the blue catfish an Illinois angler wrestled from the Mississippi River on May 21 appears to be a new world record. The brute pulled 33-year-old Tim Pruitt of Bethalto, his wife, a friend and their boat for 40 minutes before Pruitt landed it. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources confirmed that the fish weighed 124 pounds, spanned nearly 5 feet and had a girth of 44 inches. The International Game Fish Assn.
May 31, 1989 | RICH ROBERTS, Times Staff Writer
The truth about Clear Lake: It isn't. Furthermore, said Terry Knight, a free-lance writer and fishing guide, "Although this lake is known across the country for its bass, catfish is by far the most popular form of fishing." And the crappie . . . To many anglers, the bass aren't even second. Around Clear Lake, it is sometimes difficult to separate legend from fact. There are tales of haunted houses built over ancient Pomo Indian burial grounds. Residents hear parties going on in the next room--until they go check.
March 23, 1986 | BILL JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
Life at Harold Sparks' diner on Centinela Avenue in Inglewood frequently gets confused with art. Four years ago, for example, Sparks named his restaurant the Serving Spoon after a diner featured on his favorite television show, the afternoon soap opera "All My Children." A couple of years later, when a patron named Monique Shannon happened into the diner, Sparks successfully pleaded with her to come to work as a waitress. The reason? A Monique also slings hash at the soap-opera diner.
July 15, 1986 | MIKE COWLING
--Sarah Ferguson is the first future royal princess of the 20th Century who has not received one electrical appliance, not even a toaster, for a wedding gift, Burke's Peerage Publications in London says. But Ferguson and Prince Andrew, who will wed July 23, are not hurting for gifts.
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