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July 13, 1999 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the sun set on another day in the life of Jeff Klassen recently on a deserted beach north of town, it did so fittingly. With the 6-foot-5 fisherman standing ankle-deep in wet sand, shin-deep in swirling surf, silhouetted against a purple sky and engaged in battle with a large, copper-colored snapper that would eventually become dinner.
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July 13, 1999 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the sun set on another day in the life of Jeff Klassen recently on a deserted beach north of town, it did so fittingly. With the 6-foot-5 fisherman standing ankle-deep in wet sand, shin-deep in swirling surf, silhouetted against a purple sky and engaged in battle with a large, copper-colored snapper that would eventually become dinner.
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May 29, 1996
A 74-pound roosterfish was hooked from a Cabo San Lucas beach and pulled through the surf after a 1 1/2-hour struggle on 15-pound test line by an Oregon angler and a local guide. The fish would have qualified for a line-class world record had not the rod been passed from one angler to another. "Had I known it was that big, I would never have passed it off [to my client]," said surf-fishing guide Jeff Klassen, owner of Los Cabos Fishing Center.
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October 21, 1992 | RICH ROBERTS
The third D-season that stirs Southern California hunters--doves, deer and ducks--opens Saturday, with prospects generally higher than last year. Manager Cris Gonzales of the Wister and Hazard units of the California Department of Fish and Game's Imperial Wildlife Area in the Imperial Valley is optimistic there will be more ducks than last year, when 5,487 hunters bagged a modest average of 1.17 birds--mostly green-winged teal and pintails.
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September 4, 1996 | RICH ROBERTS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Charlie and Katie Albright of Corona del Mar took sibling rivalry to a unique level over Labor Day weekend, landing their first marlin at Santa Catalina Island. Fishing on their father Jock's Kea Kai, Charlie, 8, caught one Saturday that Rosie Cadman weighed in at 122 pounds at the Avalon Pier. On Sunday, Katie, 9, came in with one that weighed 97 pounds. She had fought it for 50 minutes. Cadman said she was moved by Charlie's catch. "It brought tears to my eyes," she said.
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December 4, 1998 | PETE THOMAS
If you're a saltwater angler eager to break out of the December doldrums, hop on a plane and head for La Paz. What you'll find, besides the occasional wahoo, dorado or tuna, will be a little on the bizarre side. What you'll find, says David Jones of Fishermen's Fleet, are "giant alien squid creatures flying around everywhere." Actually, they're swimming around like small torpedoes, but they are seemingly everywhere, a phenomenon not seen around this part of southern Baja in 20 years or so.
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July 3, 1998 | PETE THOMAS
The biggest thing to happen off our coast this summer? Ask any fisherman and you'll get a quick answer--albacore. Surely, no species of game fish gets the adrenaline flowing quite like albacore, which have been teeming in offshore waters recently. But the biggest thing to happen off our coast? It has nothing to do with tuna. Whales are here and they're putting on such a show in some areas that even some fishermen are giddy about their presence.
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March 21, 1997 | PETE THOMAS
If Southern California marlin fishermen are so crazy about Cabo San Lucas, where have they been the last week or so? Judging from reports filtering in from various landings at Land's End, Southlanders have suddenly become lousy fishermen or have gone elsewhere in pursuit of billfish. In any case, they have been missing some of the wildest times the briny Baja blue has ever served up. Not only have striped marlin reappeared after more than a month's absence, they have done so in a ravenous mood.
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February 20, 1998 | PETE THOMAS
If catching a marlin is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as many consider it to be, then four anglers from Minnesota can get skunked from now till eternity and still consider themselves among the luckiest anglers around. Or at least in Minnesota. Harvey Lovejoy and three friends from the Land of 10,000 Lakes, aboard the Tracy Ann of the Pisces Fleet, recently caught and released nine striped marlin in one day off Cabo San Lucas--and were back at the docks by 12:30 p.m.
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July 10, 1998 | PETE THOMAS
Boaters get all the glory. They get more than their share of fish too. Those without fishing boats, or without means to board a fishing boat, sometimes feel left out. Most fishing magazines snub non-boating anglers because they want to show pictures of people in shiny, new boats to make their boat-dealing advertisers happy. Non-boaters, it seems, are second-class citizens.
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September 26, 1997 | PETE THOMAS
Anyone who has spent much time in Cabo San Lucas this summer knows firsthand that the marlin season has been a washout, with El Nino being blamed for driving water temperatures up and the billfish elsewhere. But anyone who has been there recently has found the poor fishing to be the least of the problems: The entire resort city, on the tip of the Baja California peninsula, has been a washout.
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