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Flying Fish twine and a heavy Mustad hook, ?:r:: and then skipping the lifelike bait From page 1 version (Cypselurus californicus) is the largest. Big ones cm reach 18 inches in length and weigh well over a pound. At night, they can often be induced to go airborne by sweeping a bright searchlight across near shore waters. Catalina's own Blanche W. has been making a tidy living from that odd characteristic for the last 80 years. Not blind to the possibilities, early Tuna Club anglers became particularly adept at catching flying fish at night, carefully rigging them with linen in front of a school of ravenous tuns The tuna fish sandwiches that result would last for days. However, flying fish do not appeal much to humans as a fish or a guest for even less than three days. "They smell horrible," said Avalon native Jennifer Leonhardi of their pungent powers. Still, most people find them amazing to marvel at in their envi- ronment and a hand-held inspec- tion of them can lead one to think of the myths of fairy like creatures that actually do live among us, if mostly in the great blue sea. Flying Fish Festival Schedule Friday, June 1 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sand Sculpture at-Wrigley Stage Noon-4 p.m.: Marine Touch Tanks at the Tuna Club 10 a.m.-7 p.m.: Gill the Flying Fish welcomes visitors/strolls through town/. 3:45-5 p.m.: Family Kayak Relay Race http://www.catalina- chamber.com/FlyingFish/fffky- akraceinfo, Descanso Beach, free activity-Must sign up in advance to participate. 4-7 p.m.: Bowling Strike O'Rama-Three Palms Avalon Arcade http://www.catalinacham- ber.com/FlyingFish/ffarcade 7:30 p.m.: Private Boat Flying Fish Tour http://www.fishcata- lina.com/flyers.html Afishinado Charter http://www.afishinados. com (310) 510-2440. 8:30 p.m.: Movie on the Beach, Surf's Up, sponsored by Catalina by Designs and CHOICES, South Beach 8:45 p.m.: Flying Fish Tour http://www.visitcatalinaisland. com/avalon/tour_flyingFish.php, Catalina Expeditions. (310) 510- TOUR (8687) Saturday, June 2 7-9 a.m.: Kids Fishing Derby at the Mole, prizes awarded to the winners! 9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Sand Sculpture at Wrigley Stage 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: Urban Adventure Quest http:l/www. urbanadventurequest.com/city/ default.aspx?cid=43c3d6el-373c- 47a9-9d50-0357aee3fe8d> Flying Fish Challenge. Run the Catalina Walking Quest anytime between 5/31 and 6/4 to compete for a $75 AMEX Gift Card and Flying Fish Title. Click HERE http://www. catalinachamber.com/FlyingFish/ urbanadventurequestff> for more information and discount code 10 a.m.: Grand Opening "Red Beard's Rapids" X4D Ride.Three Palms Arcarde http://www.catali- nacharflber.com/FlyingFish/ffar- cade 10-11 a.m.: Peddle Boat Races at the Green Pier-Avalon Boat Stand 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Boat Building Competition http:// www.facebook.comlevent. php?eid= 181659575218169-entry forms at Harbor Dept. l0 a.m.-4 p.m.: Marine Touch Tanks at the Tuna Club 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Street Theater - Charles Frederick Holder and his boatman 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Gill the Flying Fish welcomes visitors/strolls through town 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Street Fair, Crescent Ave. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Bubble Rollers, Island Tour Plaza, sponsored by Catalina Island Vacation Rentals and Catalina Island Real Estate 11 a.m.-2 E.m.: Flying Fish Crafts & Ocean Science Activities, Crescent St. Noon-4 p.m.: Sidewalk Chalk in'front of Library and Courthouse 1:45 p.m.: Boat Building Competition Race at Avalon Beach 2:30 p.m.: Guided tour of the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden with Blanche Trask (free) (Trolley from Tour Plaza at 2 p.m.) 3 p.m.: Segway Races 4 p.m,: Golf Ball Drop (Rotary) Tickets $5 6-7 p.m.: Beach Bingo, South Beach 6 p.m.: Beer Garden Opens by Wrigley Stage 7:30-9:45 p.m.: Street Dance Xceptional Music Productions presents Tribute to Country Rock, Wrigley Stage, Crescent Ave. 7:30 p.m.: Private Boat Flying Fish Tour http://www.fishcata- lina.com/flyers.html Afishinado Charters http://www.afishinados. com (310) 510-2440 8:45 p.m.: Flying Fish Tours http://www.visitcatalinaislan d. com/avalon/tour_flyingFish.php, Catalina Expeditions, (310) 510- TOUR (8687) Sunday, June 3 9 a.m.-noon: Sand Sculpture completed at Wrigley Stage 9 a.m.-9 p.m.: Urban Adventure Quest http://www. urbanadventurequest.com/city/ default.aspx?cid= 43c3d6el-373c- 47a9-9d50-0357aee3fe8d Flying Fish Challenge. Run the Catalina Walking Quest anytime between 5/31 and 6/4 to compete for a $75 AMEX Gift Card and Flying Fish Title. Click HERE http://www. catalinachamber.com/FlyingFish/ urbanadventurequestff for more infoi-mation and discount code. 10am: Bring It On Basketball Tournament, Three Palms Avalon Arcade http://www.catalinacham- ber.com/FlyingFish/ffarcade 10a.m.-4 p.m.: Marine Touch Tanks at the Tuna Club 10a.m.-6 p.m.: Gill the Flying Fish welcomes visitors/strolls through town 10a.m.-6 p.m.: BubbleRollers, Island Tour Plaza, sponsored by Catalina Island Vacation Rentals and Catalina Island Real Estate 10a.m.-4 p.m.: Street Fair, Crescent Ave. lla.m.-2 p.m.: Flying Fish Crafts & Ocean Science Activities, Crescent St. 2:30 p.m.: Guided tour of the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens with Blanche Trask (free) (Trolley from Tour Plaza at 2 p.m.) 7:30 p.m.: Private Boat Flying Fish Tour http://www.fishcata- lina.com/flyers.html Afishinado Charters http://www.afishinados. coml (310) 510-2440. 7:45-9 p.m.: Flying Fish Kayak Tour http://www.catalina- chamber.com/FlyingFish/fffkay- akraceinfo, Descanso Beach- $45pp, Advance reservations are required 8:45 p.m.: Flying Fish Tours http://www.visitcatalinaisland. com/avalon/tour_flyingFish.php , Catalina Expeditions, (310) 510- TOUR (8687) THE CATALINA ISLANDER Friday, June 1, 2012 ', 5