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PAGE EIGHT Start the season right-- Use Ashaway Lines They have given service and satisfaction for ninety- nine years. They are used by anglers everywhere. Look for the Swastika Brand Label. ASHAWAY LINE and TWINE MFG. CO. CONCERNING THE USE OF SUPER-HEAVY TACKLE (Continued from Page 5, Column 2) within hailing distance of the skiff as soon as a fish had been hooked. It is always better to have a small en- gine in the skiff, with which the boat can be more easily handled by the boatman (luring chases after the strug- gling fish. Compelling the fish to sound, or dive towards the bottom of the ocean, is a part of the game, and Ashaway, R. I., U.S.A. that can be clone by following it in ES~ABL'SHED ma4 the skiff whenever opportunity affords. It is next to impossible to fight a big m~mmm.m.mmn~.~::.:.~:~...:::~::~::~um~:m::::::::u::u:~:::u~:m:::::::m:::::ummm:~:m:::u:~u~m~:um:mmmmm:B swordfish or tuna satisfactorily from i| "" !]iiYour ~.: the stern of a launch. To make=the ,. tom" of California Should Include '- quick catches with less fatigue it is Visit R to necessary to follow with the boat '] " i! every movement of the fish and keep 'i OUNT LOW] "'ii it constantlvontherun, exceptwhen it is down in deep water. That can- h: ]i not be done in a launch. As a rule ;: heavy launches do not go astern quick- : " MILE ~ HIGH :" i, ly and we all know what happens ! Scerll " " " iiwhen the fish makes a run Off tO the Trip Worth While side of the boat. Try the skiff method {i From the Heart of Los Angeles through ii of fighting big fish. You will not then !! Beautiful Pasadena and Altadena i~ lose so many fish, nor break so many ii With the permission of the Editor YE ALPINE TAVERN of the Catalina islander, I wouldto give like I[ at some future time the read- r and Cottages ers of this excellent journal my rea- sons for making the statement that [[ Excellent Accomodations~ ---at Reasonable Rates the best sea angling on the west 'coast Secure Illustrated Folders at Information Bureaus of North Alnerica may be found in i! In:g i~ what is known as the Catalina, Cle- mente and Gaudaloupe island waters. ,'! ii i[ That statement ,rill be supported by" PACIFIC ELECTRIC RAILWAY ~i an argumentwhichseemstometobe "li O. /L SMITH, Passenger Traffic Manager, Los Angeles il irrefutable. L.." ~|I " .. : THE XND ITS NEAR KINDRED CLEANING PRESSING To Your Personal Satlsfat tion The Pressing that Lasts See B. R. SCOTT Tarpon, Tuna, Deep Sea or Ocean Reel The Reel That Made the Taking of Large Game Fish a Real Sport FOR SALE BY H. D. MaeRAE COMPANY, AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND TUFTS-LYONS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES B. H. DYAS COMPANY, LOS ANGELES ELLERY ARMS COMPANY, SAN FRANCISCO OR ANY OTHER DEALER, OR DIRECT FROM THE MANUFACTURER. yore 92 FULTON STREET, NEW YORK CA'lrALoolJf NO. |S EIENT ON RsrQUEel". By David Start Jordan In the Los Angeles Times In the great mackerel tribe, sleek, swift, predatory fishes with broad, oar- like tails on a strong, slender stem, there are two families of giants, the tuna tribe and the swordfishes. The three sorts of the last, the sword- fish, the spearfish and the sailfish, dif- fer from the tuna and albacore in hav- ing the upper jaw prolonged into a bony weapon, called a sword. Abundant in all warm seas, the great swordfish is one of the prizes of the Catalina angler, where it is know as the "broad bill." From the others of its kind it differs in having no ventral aaP b..i Framed FOR t eain Mothers' DaIi - ., We will wrap and mail tpr. Serm for you to any postofliaaJ e eaV0r, the world. Do not f 0n, 7 your mother this year. i p. rn r~ially i THE talina N~~ Fur life LATEST MAGAZI | " . ARE HERE LdVertis ----- THE CATALINA ISLAgq 71 - AND THE LOS ANGEL I}lnl DALLY PAPERS HEI i Igl,I EVERY DAY ALL THE WELL BEST BRANDS OF CIGARS YOUR FAVORITE ,t CHEWING OR SMOKIIW TOBACCO WINDLE'S NEWS STAND Opposite Boos Brs. Next S. C. I. Co.,s Ollie fins and no teeth except when it is very young, a condition in which it never appears off the coast of Califor- nia. It is a fish of great power, the most forceful of all that take the ang- ler's hook. The record for Avalon, 1913, gives the largest, taken by W. C. Bus- then of New York, as 355 pounds, (A later specimen, taken by A. R. Martin in 1923, weighed 474 pounds). Photographs of fish from the Atlantic and the Pacific show no difference and probably the world over there is but one species, Xiphias gladius. Thelong sword of the swordfish is apparently Catalina Steamer SchedO~lA !1' Effective May 1, 1924 Lv2 P. E. Sta., Los Angeles .... 9:~ L~. Harbor, Wilmington ........ 10:~] [ FI Ar. Avalon, Catalina Island:...12:~ I' Lv. Avalon ......... 4.007~ [' ~ ~1~ Ar. :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: (Wilmington Transportation reserves right to change schedule ~ | ['~ used for stirring up and mutilatingout notice). ,~A ] schools of sardines and not as a wea- Through cars from and to pajs~" | I pun against larger animals. It is said Tuesday, Thursday and SaturdaY' '~ [ that it is sometimes thrust through the Park your automobile in Cs~"~ | Terminal, Wilmington, foot ot '~| / bottom of a boat, but such an attack Avenue. 50 cents per day. i / does not show that the fish has a mis- _,a / chievous purpose. There is a very old [~0~]~I~!-" | thresher shark combine to attack the whales. According to this the sword- fish "pricketh from below" and the long, slim, flail-like body of the shark pounds the whale as he rises out of the water to free himself from his (Continued on Page 9, Column 2)