March 4, 1989 |
The average bass or trout has a brain the size of a pea, so how smart can it be? Seasoned anglers say it takes persistence, moxie and just plain know-how to outsmart the wily fish. Weekends, thousands of men and women in Southern California go bassin' and troutin' armed with the latest fishing tackle, colorful lures, "power bait" and electronic fish finders to catch their finny foes. But many come back empty-handed and disappointed.
March 17, 1994
Water (from the natural springs at University High School) can be used for a fish pond where students could go fishing (Plugging the Leak, Westside, March 13, 1994). If the water is cold enough, it could be stocked with trout. More likely, it would be necessary to use warm-water species such as bluegill. I would volunteer to teach students something about insect life, fish habits, fly-tying and fishing courtesy. A schedule could be set up in case of overwhelming response, students could be scheduled, or fishing privileges awarded for good school performance or behavior.
December 7, 1987 |
The number of anglers in the United States has shown only marginal growth in recent years but has avoided the outright decline of such outdoor sports as hunting. Annual growth in the issuance of paid state fishing licenses has averaged just 0.5% during the past five years. The number of licenses issued in California fell 10.3% in 1986, as the fee for a state resident fishing license rose to $18 from $13.75. According to studies sponsored by the American Fishing Tackle Manufacturers Assn.
May 22, 2010 |
The timing could not have been worse for this community of boaters. For months they had been planning a spirited revival of a tradition called the Blessing of the Fleet to unify a city hit hard by Hurricane Katrina. Boaters, fishermen, seafood merchants and residents would honor seafarers who have died and offer prayers for the fleet to bring home a robust catch. But amid the crawfish and T-shirt tables, folks voiced an undercurrent of worry: What now? The ominous gulf oil slick loomed offshore.
September 14, 1997
The June 29 story ("Cascades and Quiet") about Stehekin-- that tiny village at the head of Lake Chelan in Washington state--brought back happy memories of our wartime vacations there. Travel was restricted, and money was scarce at that time of our lives. The bus trip to Chelan, the steamer ride on the lake and a small resort at Lucerne fit into our tiny budget. But instead of Lucerne, we wound up at Stehekin, where the food at Beryl Imus' lunchroom was extra special, and the fishing was amazing.
October 25, 1992
I enjoyed the Aug. 23 story on Lake O'Hara ("Canada's Beauty Secret") because my husband and I, often with friends and family, have been going there each summer for eight years. I know another beautiful resort in British Columbia (about 200 miles north of Vancouver), where accommodations are readily available. Tsuniah Lake Lodge is on the eastern side of the Pacific Coast Range. It is owned and managed by the Brebner family--Bobbie, Eric and Brian. The lodge has a commanding view of Tsuniah Lake.
June 12, 2013 |
Soon enough Dwight Howard will have to make one of the biggest decisions of his career. Seemingly everyone has voiced an opinion about where and what Howard will do when he hits free agency. Rarely has Howard himself gone on record. "It's OK. People are going to talk, and everybody is going to have an opinion on any type of situation," Howard said in a phone interview with The Times. "I totally understand that. " However, before the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks and other franchises make their pitches, Howard was far more eager to talk about catching a mackinaw.
April 22, 2007
Trout are pretty picky characters. They like their water vodka-clear and their insects served just so. The good news: You can find the fish from the Sierra to Siberia. Here are the best airfares to some of the world's best trout spots: *--* ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND LAX $709 British *--* *--* ANCHORAGE LAX $415 Delta, United, US Airways SNA 545 Alaska, Delta, US Airways BUR 445 United, US Airways LGB 415 Alaska, Delta, US Airways ONT 473 United, US Airways *--* *--* BOZEMAN, MONT.
February 20, 2009 |
Kim Bain-Moore is making history as the first woman to compete in the Bassmaster Classic, but many of the 50 male anglers she is fishing against aren't happy about it. They insist they have nothing personal against the 28-year-old Australian native; they just don't think she deserves a shot at the $500,000 first prize and the endorsements that come with a Classic victory.
August 19, 1992 |
John Muir said Kings Canyon had everything Yosemite and Sequoia had--granite walls towering over wildflower meadows and ferny forests of giant trees--and yet those two were national parks 50 years before Kings Canyon joined the elite in 1940, after Ansel Adams showed his pictures to Congress.