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PAGE SI ~X THE CATALINA ISLANDER .~. THURSDAY, MAY 16 early tinlcs and even in mythology, this is nsed a 141(! reel hohling 1003 yds. stainless steel cable one-sixteenth 7~kJ#lll'yg//'~l" - U~,~r~ For collie time it ,'as believed that of .39-thread lille or 700 yards of 54- all inch ill dianleter and testing tile tuna caught off the California thread line. ' l,oun(t,; are usc't They should be coast, and the much larger ones taken For these big fish leaders made oifeet in length. Lltn D *: ( ////) ~-') at':, in tile North Atlantic ,*.'ere different that they arc one and tile same. This also applies to tile smaller school tuna PUBLIC STE OGRAPHE eaugt~t otl the coasts ot the Middle ~ DI~"E- ( ~'~'~t~ ~) Atlantic States; thev are junior edi- tions of tile same fish. ~ lkll' 1 t'~ " brD2kctt~,l/h~,;lprhet e~v ~i;/tinc!, ,;ize ~ Mall z ervlce there are three very distinct classifi- ~ T l lt. cations of tackle suitable for catching ~ A ~lq[~pllUlllt:~ glF~l/'llk;~ the smaller or so-called "School Tuna". ~ ]~[,--,a,r, tall'~t T,rt,~i~t,r ~ ). .~ ~ v~/~ hem, which ,ill be listed starting with $ ~ I vaaat l~o~,aal~ s, a Jr ][JaJa~ Jnasnnlcu as SClIOO[ tuna wnl average somewhat around 25 lbs. tile sports-~ nlan ,'ill want to use tackle sufficiently ~ P, vsonal & Business Letters "~t to get the full benefit o.f the ~,v-- sple-~tid fight that "hinter" can fur-~ . ~ ~!, rash. tlence, a rod nlade ot spht tern- ~ Notary I"ublIC Tile new fishing barge arrived on pered ba:nboo or hollow tubular steel ~ Fridav--Plan a days fishing. You'll en- like tile "Pal" is preferred. Tile tip joy it and find it's fun. should have a len.uth of 5 feet and ~ l ll'li~| rY. lk~l iJ't"~t"~l~l~. THAT: weigh 9 oz. The reel mav be either a l-l r l' l 1 Rl If you like to sail in a sailing boat, 40 wide or a 60 holding from 4(/0 to see Diffie. lie's making up a weekend party. Eight people on Saturday, eight people on Sunday. Leave at 9 a. m back at 5 p. m. A solid days enjoyment. TH AT : We received a nice letter 4rein Mrs. It. rW~ MeAfee. They're leaving Los Angeles for Denver on Sunday. We Miss you two, very much THAT : Following is a Heddon Fish Flash, No. 41--Copywright 1945--on Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus Thymms). Coloration.-- Dark blue on back shading into bluish grey above lateral line Silver grey blending into silvery sides and belly. Tail and dorsal fins dark blue. Family-- Mackerel. Synonyms or Misnomers-- Giant Mackerel, Giant Tuna, Great Albacore, Horse Mackerel, Leaping. Tuna, School Tuna, Tuna, Tunny, Tun- nyfish. Average Size--- Depends greatly upon-locality as larger fish seem to be fouud only in certain areas. General average cover- ing all locallities: 100-2350 lbs. School Tuna. found off Middle Atlantic Slates. 29-40 lbs. Tuna, 4ound off California. 75 to 20~) lbs. Giant Tuna. found off New England anti Nova cotia coasts, ~.nd in Bahamas. 251t to 750 Ibs. Largest on Record- 927 Ibs. Authentic, caught with rod and reel, byJ. Vernaglia in Ipwich Bay, Mass on August 25, 1940. '1800 lbs authentic, but not caught on rod and reel. Harpooned off edgeport. *'Nova Scotia, during 1934. Food Value-- Good Natural Foods-- Flying fish, herring, mackerel, men- haden, sardines and other fish. Artificial Lures-- Strip bait and feathered jigs. Methods of Fishing-- Trolling and still fishing in chum slicks. Waters Frequented-- Open seas. in channels and tide rips flowing" in and out of bays. Geographical Distribution-- The bluefin nma nlav easily be classified as a fish of world wide dis- tribution. It is found off both coasts -of Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and in the Baltic. Mediterranean and North Seas. Also ill Ill(, waters .f Japan and Australia. The Muefin lu~a is tile laruest mcnl- bet of lhe mackerel family, and one of the lar::cst fi,d] in the ',vorhl. It is also one c,f ,~m earliest known fishes. beinu" nlenti~mc~l by the historians of 5IX) yards of 15-thread linen line. Some anglers prefer a "6i9" outfit, i.e a rod with a 6 oz. till 5 feet in length and a 4i0 reel holding 500 yards of 9-thread line. This is a good sporty out'fit, but it takes a long time to land a tuna on it. In almost direct contrast to their larger brothers, school tuna will follow and take a bait close to tile boat, so in trolling for them it is not necessary to let out much line, in fact in the propeller wash is tlie best place, for tile white water seems to attract these fish. Feathered jigs are the most popular lures and should always be used with a wire leader, made from No. 8 or No. 9 stainless leader wire, about 12 to 15 feet in length. .School tuna are a pelagic fish trav- eling, as their name indicates, in schools off shore and when a fish is hooked, usually others trolling from the same boat wilt also rereive strikese. In cases like this always allow one fish to remain in the water until another is hooked, for the school will follow it, and by" pursuing this prac- tice it is possible to hold the school until numerous fish have been caught. Above the coast of Middle Atlantic states and as the waters of the North Atlantic coast are approached, school luna averave nn,ch lar~er, and in these waters heavier tackle is suitable. Jmnping across tile country to Cali- fornia where the tnna average much larger than school nma but not as large as the ~.dant tuna. mediunt weight tackle should be used. A rod with a tip 5 feet in length, made of split tem- pered bamboo or hollow tubular steel like the "Pal". weighing 9 or 12 oz is suitable. With this should be used a 61(/ or 9!0 reed hollding 300 to 500 yards of 24-thread linen line. Back to the North Atlantic again, for giant tuna. Heavy tackle is in order here for this is where the "grandpas" of tile tunas congregate A rod with a tip weighing 20 to 24 ounces is none too heavy, and should be fished with a 120 reel holding 6(12) to 700 yards of 39-thread line. These same tuna when token ill the waters of tile Bahantas, put up a huch stronger fight than they do in the waters of the North Atlantic, 1,robably because they are only midway ill their nortbem~ nliuration, and as a resuh ~till heavier tackle, is suitable when fi~hin'-" there - ~reat deal of experimentin a' has been done in re.- CellI years t() /]eternline lhe best tackle for this type of fishin/, with tile. rcsuh ~hat a rod with a tip of 30 Ollnces ill Weluht 1"; lloW favored. ith 419 CRESCENT AVENUE Mezzanine Carver Apartments PHONE 57-W The Arno Bros wish to thank their many friends for their kind wishes and splendid attendance at the grand op- ening of Arno's Sea Food Grotto We will endeavor to maintmn the highest standard of quality possible and If our customers are satisfied we will be well content. We hope to see you all again in the near future. .] 202 Post Office Bldg, San Pedro, .Calif