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Pictured here are the winners of this week's Avalon Fishing Derby. Courtesy photo Weekly Derby is held. every Wednesday at the green plesure pier FOR THE ISLANDER Wednesday, .[une 28 saw 14 kids ages 5-15 years old compete in the Fishing Derby. The win- ners were: Most unusual-fish: Vince Diktam from Lomita, with two Garibaldis and a Parrot Fish. The Garibaldis were immedi- ately thrown back in. Biggest Fish: 10 and under- Jose Bianki from San Jose, 11 inches. Biggest Fish: 11 and over- Conner Har from Linken, California 11-1/2inches. Most Fish Caught: 10 and under- Vince Diktam from Lomita, 9. Most Fish Caught: 11 and over- Colin Peterson from Los Alamitos, 5. Most Fish Caught: Overall Champion Vince Diktam from Lomita. Come .join us every Wednesday throughout the sum- mer out at the end of the green pleasure pier. With Tina Kennedy Ihis photo ofa blue was taken in 2012 using an underwater pole camera during one of the juvenile shark sur- veys off of the Channel Islands conducted by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Southwest Fisheries Science Center. A variety of sharks are known to swim in the vicinity of Catalina Island. Photo by NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center Yes, there are sharks in local waters Shark! Shadows, white bellies, fear, fins, 18 footer, 8 foot, mako, baby great white, are just a few words that have been spoken over the past few weeks. Yes, it is~ fin ocean. It is their house.-They have always been there. I like to say, "Bob Kennedy ~has been out in the waters for 30+ years and has never seen the landlord." Odds are very large to say the least. Our waters are so beautiful, who can stay out?! Luckily I came with a truce a few years ago. "I don't eat shark, shark don't eat me!" This makes me feel better while swimming the lines out in front of the casino dive park. We do have some great sharks around, mako, thresher, angel, horn, and swell sharks. Our waters are changing always, and technology as well. There are many drohes out there these days. Maybe sharks aren't as camera shy as we thought they were! Anything can happen, but it would be nice ~ bie accurate. Water temp still 63 ish, and viz lowered over the weekend to 10 feet, yet it is starting to improx, e. Where isthe water heater? Send submissions to or drop them by our office at 635 Crescent Avenue Suite A, Avalon, CA 90704. Please include your pet's photo, name, age and breed. Also include your pet's city of residence and.a phone number in case we have I D ~u have news? I Please e-mail your submissions to editor@thecatalinaislancler.corn . questions. Only one picture per pet will be published. THE CATAUNA ISLANDER Friday, June 30, 2017 i 11