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  1. Ken Jones

    Fire burns old Red Barn Pier...

    We used to get quite a lot of reports in regard to the fishing at the tiny Red Barn Pier, reports primarily dealing with sturgeon from the pier. Just recently Redfish mentioned it during a talk we were having. Now it's gone. One more pier that's history. Fire burns old Red Barn Pier, ignites...
  2. Ken Jones

    Goleta 2003 — What Memories!

    One of our best ever Get Togethers! http://kenjonesfishing.com/2018/03/1st-pfic-goleta-pier-get-together-%e2%80%94-2003/
  3. Ken Jones

    Pink Czarinas and Chameleons?

    An article I wrote many years ago — Pink Czarinas and Chameleons? March 7, 2011 What, you might ask, do pink czarinas and chameleons have to do with fishing. In fact, right about now you are probably asking what in the heck are pink czarinas? And no, they aren’t related to pink rabbits or...
  4. Ken Jones

    The Dec. Report is late...

    I will not be able to post it until tomorrow or Saturday. Sorry.
  5. Ken Jones

    The Family — The Gin Mill

    The Gin Mill Bear and the boys who made up the “Army of the Hopeless” (so named by Martha who had finally quit trying to provide help and guidance) were in a dither out at the end of the pier. Local authorities had changed their routine and it was directed at people like the...
  6. Ken Jones

    Stuck in Catalina With The Bonito Blues Again

    A fun look back at Catalina, some people, and some bonito using a twisted version of a Dylan tune. http://kenjonesfishing.com/2018/01/stuck-in-catalina-with-the-bonito-blues-again/
  7. Ken Jones

    Everyone have a great Thanksgiving Day...

    Go fishing in the morning and have turkey in the afternoon.
  8. Ken Jones

    The Family — The Lady of the Pier

    The Lady of the Pier The largest funeral in the history of the town coincided with the closing of the pier. The “Lady of the Pier” had died and the town criers decreed that in her honor the pier would be closed. No one objected. More than eight hundred people attended the service and...
  9. Ken Jones

    The Family— Snaggin' the Snagger

    Snaggin’ the Snagger Alberto would show up most evenings around six o’clock and typically only work for a couple of hours. His work was snagging corbina and other fish in the shallowest waters of the pier. Armed with a heavy rod, a leader containing a trio of large treble hooks, and white (or...
  10. Ken Jones

    The Family — Hurley Burley Curley

    Hurley Burley Curley Hurley Burley Curley was nuts, certifiably crazy as a loon. He also was a lot of fun. The word on the street was that he was a former psychiatrist who had made the mistake of believing he himself should try every drug that he prescribed for his patients. No one knew for...
  11. Ken Jones

    The Family — Sherwood Forrest

    Not sure about this one, perhaps a little too morbid and dark . Sherwood Forrest Footprints runnin’ cross the silver sand Steps goin’ down into tattoo land I met the son of darkness and the sons of light In the bordertown of despair I went down where the vultures feed I would’ve gone deeper...
  12. Ken Jones

    The Family — Big Jim and the Slammer Jockeys

    Chapter 11 Big Jim and the Slammer Jockeys It was a Novemberish June day, a little too damp and chilly to even be given the normal SoCal appellation “June-gloom.” Nevertheless it was hoped, and expected, that by late morning the sun would break through the clouds. Out at the end of the pier...
  13. Ken Jones

    November 2022 Fishing Report, Southern California (#280)

    California Pier Report November 2022 Fishing Report, Southern California (#280) Remember that all lobsters must be caught in the appropriate lobster nets, none can be kept when hooked on a fishing line. San Diego County Piers Imperial Beach Pier – Reports indicate that the mackerel bite...
  14. Ken Jones

    A revised article on the Huntington Beach Pier...

    one that is designed for the newbie angler. It may still have too much material. I could really use some feedback on whether you think this approach is better or worse than the usual article. Huntington Beach Pier Public Pier — No fishing license required 325 Pacific Coast Highway...
  15. Ken Jones

    The new address ...

    for the PFIC YouTube videos: https://www.youtube.com/@pierfishingincalifornia
  16. Ken Jones

    Pier Etiquette For Newbies —

    I am working on some articles for NEWBIES and though I don't want to burden them with too much stuff (which I have a tendency to do) I do want them to hear the basics. Thus the following: Pier Etiquette. (1) Follow all of the listed laws/regulations posted on the pier. (2) Be careful not to...
  17. Ken Jones

    Planning a trip to a pier — a checklist for NEWBIES.

    Am I missing any thing? Planning your trip to the pier for newbies (or) Proper Prior Planning Prevents Pi.. Poor Performance Clothing: (1) Match the clothes to the time you are visiting the pier and the expected conditions (both temperatures and wind). Day is different than night, summer is...