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June 18, 1924     The Catalina Islander
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June 18, 1924

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ISLANDER PAGE FIVE Catalina i: U"galows & Rooms Re nt at Reasonable Prices ha E. Qiidden, Proprietor UI ANCE -'~' Accident, Compensation, Life, Theft, Etc. 0~11~ Reliable Companies 3N - Avalon Photos of all Catalina Prize Fish. P.V. REYES Steam'r Pier Avalon, Cal. @INE LAUNDRY WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT? Here's a Travelogue Editor Stepping Out of Scenery to Tell Us of Deep Sea Fishing By Malcolm MacLean Although probably the worst fisher- man living, I hasten to add that I am acquainted with the most famous ama- teur angler of modern (lays, James W. Jump. He is known to the devotees of Izaak Walton on the West Coast as "Jimmy." When the season rolls around Mr. Jum[i gets out hls motor boat, cruises through the islands of Southern Cali- fornia-Santa Catalina, Santa Cruz and the rest of them--and proceeds to set a few more world records. He al- ready holds numerous recordcatches of marlin swordfish on light tackle. is one of the officers of the famous Tuna Club of Catalina and-- But I now will prove why I can truthfullv boast of being a terribly aw- ful angler. It happened on my first deep sea fishing cruise off Catalina in the good boat Leona, bossed by Captain Eaton. The captain, by the way, is an eastern man who loved fishing so greatly he used to angle in an amateur way on the west coast. Finding the sport al- luring at Catalina, he promptly be- came a professional fishing captain, bought a boat to acid to the Avalon fleet, and follows the sport now as a means of earning his daily bread. Anyway, out we ventured, our little party, and when over a noted fishing bank dropped our lines to depth of some 400 feet. Several hooks are at- tached to each line, and you are liable to catch a variety of a dozen kinds of fish early in March--sculpins (with devil-looking faces), rock cod, ling cod, deep sea perch, groupers, whitefish, blue-nosed sharks, sheepshead, halibut, etc. A light tug soon agitated my line. I reeled in the 400 feet of line, which MONEY ON SHOES is exercise enough for a day, and be- ~lod ones repaired and make held two groupers at the end. One - weighed eight pounds, the other six r weeks longer. Expert and a half. To nay unaccustomed eyes eqfiiprnent, lowest prices. I considered myself eligible not only 'era---We fix 'era to the Catalina Light Tackle Club, but SHOE SHOP E PARLOR Lefavor Buil~ng Island Lodge, F.IM. ~To. ~Z4 Hall. Visiting welcome. STEVENSON, MASTER E). MALLOCH, SECRETARY 'N POSTOFFICE Lo arrive daily, except P.m. except Sunday, at nail closes at the postoffice open daily, except from 8 a. m. to pt while the mail is immediately after its also to the Tuna Club. The groupers were practically dead when they reached the surface, their eyes popping out, after the manner of many deep water fish, and I had about as much fight out of them as a one-pound bass would have given in Lake Trude, Wisconsin. We caught a number of fish, mostly rock cod and whitefish, but nay grou- pers looked like the prize of the day. When hung on the rack to be photo- graphed with the other fish, they made a splendid showing. The boys, most of them old-timers at the sport, got me to carry the two groupers in triumph down the dock, up the main street of Avalon and to the hotel, where we were to have them fried for dinner that night. It seemed as if half the population was out to watch the procession, with yours re- spectfully at the head, proudly bearing those two groupers. When served that night, with all Corner Crescent and Catalina Avenues C. C. BROWN CANDLES COMPLETE FOUNTAIN SERVICE LUNCHEON AND DINNER SERVED Luncheon, II a. m. to 2 p. m. Dinner, 5 to 8 p. m. CATALINA ISLAND BRANCH PACIFIC-SOUTHWEST C. M. HODSON, Manager CHARLEY'S SANOWICH PALACE 3091/2 Crescent Avenue, Lefavor Building OPEN DAY AND NIGHT HOT DOGS -- All Kinds of Soft Drinks -- SANDWICHES PARCELS CHECKED CHARLES R. GERMAN H. R. GERMAN, Props. COMFORTABLE HANDSOME THE "MABEL F" The Fastest Launch in Avalon, and the Launch with a Record for BIG FISH. L. MOTT, Box 1942, Avalon. Booth on Pleasure Pier. Should you miss your steamer, or care to cross to San Pedro by launch, see me. 8tore room at Entrance to Villa Park. Ideally Located for Manicur. , ing parlor. Apply at REAL ESTATE DEPARTMENT Santa Catalina Island Company. CATALINA SWORDFISH.TUNA REEL The Highest Grade Reel Ever Made--Guaranteed Forever Made in Threes.zes" : 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 :::::: ::::: :: ::: ::: :;: :::::::.'::::::::::::*'::::::::::: :::::: ::: ::: ::1:: ::: ::: :::::: :: :::: :; ::: ::: ::: ::::: :::: :1::; ::1::: ::1: ::: :: ::::;: ::: ::1:::: :::::: ::;1:|:::" sorts of frills and decorations, I carved Plumbing == Sheet Metal y ork--:Oa Fitting YOU FISHERMAN them--"carved" is right. They were tough as sole leather. Shortly after- wards I learned, to my dismay, they CAJtL (/ARSOP; , tl ROC are the worst eating fish the ocean possesses, are the joke of Catalina and 2 Melropole Ave., Opp. flly gall. [ ,, afe _~~ why proceed? 21 Telephone 7W A Re~lular Place to Eat" (Continued on Page 8, Column 3) [ ~yOUr Fish that You CatchI Aotomat|e~llyhksthe"lhtbe|rm~"the m I k .,o w, Will Cook them THE A ER CO. I Pries each 40c :|.00 |.40 i ~,s o~os,rs ou~ P~c" WE HAUL ANYTHING. FURNITURE PACKED OR UNPACKED l Finishs: Sliver, Copper, Bra~, Red Head Enamel. I M. L,. JA MEN JOHN F. MCMINN ] S. E. gnovdn~ Mfl~ IQ~ Flrl S77 H'wmd St, San Fmncisc~ Cat I .