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May 14, 1924

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NA ISLANDER PAGE FIVE Catalina FISH PLEASURE PIER Open All the Year FISH COMPANY Oysters, Shrimp, Etc., in Season. FOR ANGLERS Tregarthen, Proprietor. & Rooms FerRent at Reasonable Prices E. Olidden, Proprietor {Mrs. Seth Glidden) ACCident Compensation, Life, Ti~eft, Etc. OxzlJ Reliable Companies l )N - Avalon Photos of all Catalina Prize Fish. P.V. REYES Steam'r Pier Avalon, Cal. INE LAUNDRY , AGENCY CN~Y' PROp. LEE RENFROE,MGR. ~aalit~ Laumdrr W~k Cleaning and Pressing A~D EPFICIENT !SERVICT. ASEUR~ P. O. Box 132S CATALINA AVENUE fiLl~Y BLDG.-. CATALINA AVmr, SHOE REPAIRING expert work done on the .modern machinery. We Upment and the skill; you 'era--We fix 'em E'S SHOE SHOP PARLOR Lefavor Building Catalina Island Lodge, F.&A.IN. 1~0. 524 each month Hall. Visiting are welcome. STEVENSON. MASTER [~). MALLOCH, SECRETARY POSTOFFICE arrive daily, except p.m. daily, except Sunday, at nail closes at the postoffice Ls open daily, except from 8 a. m. to )t while the mail is immediately after its INCIDENTS RELATING TO DEEP SEA ANGLING By C. G. Corm When recounting thrilling experien- ces of sea angling for swordfish and tuna, it is next to impossible to corn- sand language that fully illustrates both the feelings of the angler and the peculiar sensations wl.ich control and guide his activities when tlle big fish takes the bait. After that much longed-for episode has transpired there is little o1 no time for tholl:.;h:, or to plan what to do until the big fish has been compelled to (live and sulk in the depths of the ocean. It is then that the angler usually be- gins ~o think and to u,:e hi~ arr,'~s trying to bring his victim back to the surface. Angling for big f~sh not only requires skill, patience and stability, but theadvice and encouragenlent of an intblligent boatman is often needed to bring about a snccessf,d result, and right here it is proper to state that throughout the entire world uhere sea angling has become a popnlar sport, there is not another such intelligent, expert, honest, loyal and successful lot of angler boatmen as may be found at Avalon, California. That declara- tion will be upheld, advocated and broadcasled by every skillful sea ang- ler who has had the good fortune to employ the services of these boatmen. They are truly and honestly an ex- pert, trcstworthy, unselfish organiza- tion of skillful boatmen The marlin (or narrow bill sword- fish) now mounted and on exhibition in the social hall of the Tuna Club at Avalon was caught by the writer about half a mile off Sugar Loaf Point, Avalon harbor, with Captain George C. Farnsworth, boatman. We had been trolling for swordfish in a skiff hauled by the launch Nevada when the swordfish struck the bait. Captain Farnsworth immediately cast the launch off and began rowing the skiff in the direction the swordfish traveling. Meantime, I was using the thumb-leather and drags to check the rush of the fish without breaking the line. .In due time the fish began to feel the effects of our efforts to stop him, and sought safety by diving down to the ocean bottom. Then the real fight began, as I pumped the fish and endeavored to make him come to the surface. After a long struggle the fish gave way and began to rise to the surface, and as soon as it was possible for me to pass the line over to George where he could grasp the wire leader and use the gaff, the fight was over. After loading the fish into the skiff and bitching onto the Nevada we started for the harbor. It was the seventh day of the week, and half of the inhabitants of Avalon were on the pier and beach to meet us on our arrival in the harbor, The whistles of the boats began to blow, and the bells began to ring, and Alex- ander the Great, after one of his bat- (Continued on Page 8, Column 3) CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH TRUST & SAVINGS C. M. HODSON, Manager . Provided Values offered meet with my, approval, will (Pay cash difference if necessary), RENT or LEASE your Avalon Property Office-Theatre Building Phone 121 Avalon, California P.O. Box 1393 CATALINA SWORDFISH-TUNA REEL The Highest Grade Reel Ever Made--Guaranteed Forever Made in Threesizes" : 4-0, 6-0, and 9-0 Patented J. A. COXE 411 Molino St., Los Angeles If you are interested in Avalon you should read The Catalina Islander Plumbing== Sheet Metal Work=flag Fitting CARL 212 Metropole Ave., Opp. City Hall. Telephone 7W BA Baggage Chocked at Your Door THE AVALON TRANSFER CO. WE HAUL ANYTHING. FURNITURE PACKED OR UNPACKED M. L. JAMES JOHN F. McMINN Magazines.* Magazines! We are prepared to supply you with whatever Magazine you desire, if you will place your order NOW. Help us help you. Windle's News Stand *ORE BUSINESS The AVALON Cafe Ro o.o.,o,..__ It ] -- l 403 CRESCENT AVENUE Good Food, Well Cooked and I C afe "-"y ] Automatleally hooks the fish the instant he ~ I ] ctaest ~ave With Us One of the I strikes. Catch ..... e , ~I | "-uets from Los Angeles ibig fish. Greatest ~ I 413Tables for Ladies l eastlng and trolling ~ I ] spoon rnade. Catalog. ~ ~. - -- [ I Length: 15/s 2Vs 23/~ 3~ 4Vz 5Vz I I ~.e o CRESCENT AVENUE IPrice each 4Oc 4Oc 65c 8.~c 1.00 !.40 I ~S |Finishes: Silver Brass, Red Head Enamel. [ OPPOSITE C~er, OUR PLACE I S. E. KnowlezCo., Mfgs. I0- Floor, 977 Howard St., San francisco, CsL | C. B. PARKER, Taxidermist AVALON, California Careful Mounting of Catalina Fish a Specialty