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On the Water With 000000t.,ohn Even Famous Grandads are Catching Fish BY CAPT. JOHN AFISHINADOS CHARTERS on a bunch of TV shows over the last 35 years, most recently on the long running show "The Closer," and in a number of movies includ- ing the Police Acad- emy franchise. I re- membered him from his role as Sergeant Rizzo on M.A.S.H. George has a few grandkids that are getting into fishing, so he has chartered us a number of times this year. On the last couple of trips Capt. Lance put his group on Yellowtail. The I got a call from G.W. Bailey early this year. When I heard his voice I had the distinct sense that I knew the person on the phone, but I could not place his name. He was in- terested in booking a char- ter to take his grand kids fishing. We booked him aboard Afishinado with John King Capt. Lance. Columnist After booking I decided to Google G.W. and found that I 'yellow fever' has set in for the did indeed know the voice and the kids, but as G.W. said, "that's too name. G.W. Bailey is one of those much work, I let the grandkids actors who has literally been in all pull on those." of our lives. You have seen him We are starting to get some re- ports from offshore that seem to indicate a La Nina in development. The waters surrounding Catalina are in the 70s, not a misprint, with some coves hitting 74 degrees this week. The yellowtail bite contin- ues to be good, however, the big news is that we are seeing some actual real life tuna being caught just off shore. We have not yet heard of any marlin being spotted, which is odd, however, we have reports of free-swimming Dorado and Yel- lows under the kelp paddies as close as the 277. Afishinados Charters will be running some "exploratory" (read: The crew and I want to catch some of these fish ourselves) trips to check out the reports. Our goal is to bring a local striped marlin to boatside on the Catallac. That is G.W. Bailey on Yellowtail. Photo courtesy of Afishinados Charters gonna be fun! In the mean time, we are still- ing running early morning char- ters to get in on the day break bite and some twilight charters to take advantage of the last feed of the day. This is one of the best years we have seen since 2006, so book now. Capt. John runs Afishinados Charters and can be reached at 888-613-7770 or john@afishina- dos. com A .'Sea Change' for00Avalon to fill the void Church Mouse left CAPT. JOHN KING AFISHINADOS CHARTERS here to get rich. We were not even sure how we would support our- selves when we moved to Avalon, In fact, we considered our move here to be an 'early retirement' of sorts. Looking back, it would be Karen and I have enjoyed good success with our business efforts here in Avalon. We did not come a,nd ba, ddez' tbaa: ever! AFISHINADO00 CLEAN NEW TIER III ENGINES lixd.00om SS00613-11100 FAST Free Shipping For Catalina Island Residents Web Ordering Available! Check in-store pickup For free shipping! better to describe our move here as a "sea change." The phrase "sea change" refers to a "significant and/or systemic transformation." That about sums it up. There is nothing about our current life that is similar to the life we led before moving here. THAT is a sea change; mostly positive, but significant changes have been made in where we live, how we work, what we do, when we do-it, who we do it with and why we do it. We are both the same age, how- ever I'll be turning 60 this month and Karen will not. The notion o/ sowing things down a bit has become a more regular topic of conversation. Then we wake up and go our separate ways; Karen to open the store, manage her art- ists, order inventory, create prod- ucts, sell art and figure out how to use Quickbooks to pay people and keep track of everything. I head off to fix boats, manage captains, calendars and resources, market and manage Afishinados, keep up with licenses, permits and paper- work that would choke any small business and write a story or two. We are too busy. However, as any good manager knows, if you want to get something done, give it to a busy person. So Karen has decided that we need to help fill the void left, by the Church Mouse Charity and their million dollar contribution to the community of Avalon. We are going to try to pull off an art show and sale to raise funds for the newly formed Catalina Island Foundation (www.catali- naislandfoundation.org). We need IW&lL'r  mYdl,,Jt-JSLY II-ACTIBY W E . THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK C''QCHOICES and THE AVALON LIONS CLUB with J THE CITY OF AVALON RECREATION DEPARTMENT present the 2014 MOVIES ON THE BEACH Summer Series 'THE HISTORY OF FUTURE FOLK' MONDAY JULY 21, 20t4 at SOUTH BEACH starting around 8:30 PM with special live musical performance by RANDOM ACTS OF SOUNDS a collage of local youth musicians at around 7:30 PM costume design ideas at WWW.HONDOHELMET.TUMBLR.COM 1 Catalina CHOICES  @CatalinaChoices F Folkmusic ,--,, @Futur Folk #HONDO City of Avalon Recreation Department  @AvalonReeDept some help from the community to make this a success. We are dubbing this effort "Sea Change for Avalon" to mark a shift in the tide of giving. We are enlisting the help of Rodney 'Rodrigo' McCoubrey, an envi- ronmental folk artist whose unique genius lies in 'transform- ing' trash into very cool works of art. Rodrigo just spent a couple of days here gathering discarded items that he will transform into art from Avalon for the benefit of the Avalon Community. Let me repeat. This guy comes into Avalon and lightens the load by collecting things we have thrown out. I had some pretty cool stuff in my garage that I was not using, but Rodrigo did not want any of it. He wanted our trash. He will return on August 1st with art made from our dis- cards and will sell those pieces Sea Change, Page 5 )n sse for eyelashes 714-546-2020 For a Saturday clinic appointment at CIMC, ltb ORANGE COASq" ee center The Vape Store For The Rest of Us! Everything you need! Beginners to Advanced Users Friendly Service, No Snobbery! www.thevapedepot.com 2139 Bellflower Blvd, LongBeach Ca 90815 562-494-1442 4 i Friday, July 18, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER