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March 16, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A governor's task force on Wednesday urged the state to ban ocean fishing on about 10% of the Central Coast and limit commercial fishing on an additional 10% of near-shore waters to protect fish and other overexploited sea life. The Blue Ribbon Task Force voted 5 to 0 to forward its recommended network of marine reserves to state officials.
December 15, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A fishing boat rolled over and sank off the coast of Cape Cod, killing at least two crew members and leaving a third man missing. The New Bedford-based Atlanta foundered and sank 27 miles south of Chatham after setting off its emergency beacon, according to Coast Guard spokeswoman Linda O'Brien. O'Brien said four survivors were hospitalized in stable condition.
March 24, 1990
Fly-fishing opportunities in close-to-home California waters will highlight Conclave '90, the annual festival sponsored by the Federation of Fly Fishers April 7-8 at Airport Marina Hotel in Los Angeles. More than 3,000 beginning, novice and expert fly-fishers are expected at "California Fly-Fishing Adventures," the largest fly-fishing-only show in the United States, according to co-chairmen Dick Lange and Milt Huber.
January 27, 1994 | ROBERT BARKER
The fish weren't biting much when anglers of the Huntington Beach Fishing Club tested the waters off Huntington Beach Pier on Wednesday, but the weather and the view were perfect so nobody seemed to mind much. The club, which formed last June as a social and inexpensive recreational activity, gets together several times each month. On Wednesday, they cast their lines in search of fun and found it. The club is made up of about 30 senior citizens but membership is open to anyone who likes to fish.
June 21, 1990 | Associated Press
A man who caught a 300-pound Atlantic sturgeon could be sentenced to a year in prison and fined $1,000, officials said. Ron Mann was charged Monday with fishing without a commercial license and illegally setting a net. Wildlife officials were also upset because the sturgeon was female and the roe was lost. Mann, 24, of South Berwick, caught the fish in the Salmon Fall River. He described it as the "catch of the day, the year, the century." But his bragging caught the ears of local officials.
July 6, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
At the end of the Newport Pier, the word "Pops" is carved into the weathered wooden railing on which anglers for decades have rested their fishing rods. "An older guy used to have a captain's chair there. It was 6 feet off the ground. And he'd have pictures of fishermen and all their catches from this pier," said Mike Gorman, 39, a Costa Mesa angler who has been fishing off the Newport Pier for 30 years.
August 19, 1999
After sunset during fishing season, boats searching for squid prowl the coast, guided by banks of lights that illuminate the sea like a baseball stadium and lure the little luminescent animals to the surface. The lights are so intense, according to local lore, that you can read a newspaper at midnight five miles away on Anacapa Island. But squid may not be the only creatures at risk.
March 26, 1990 | LISA MASCARO
Near Anaheim's northern boundary sits Anaheim Lake, a peaceful getaway spot that has become a favorite of local fishermen. "It's a good place to fish, especially for us seniors, they give us a good spot," said Virgil Goshorn, who drives from Cerritos a few times a week to tempt the lake's trout. With three poles in the water at once, Goshorn said, he almost always catches something and sometimes even the limit of five fish. The fishing registration fee is $8; for seniors and children it is $6.
October 23, 1997
The fish have been helping celebrate Saturday's reopening of the Venice pier by "biting like crazy," said Kathleen Chan, pier project manager for the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks. Chan said that El Nino currents, which have made for good fishing along the coast, also have contributed to the pier's resurgent popularity for fishing. Restored over the past year for $4.5 million, the pier had been closed for a decade, but is now open every day from 5 a.m. to midnight.
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