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mm , Fishing for marlin off Catalina Island has always been a cha!leng- ing pursuit with average catch rates well below one fish for ev- ery 10 outings in an average year. However, the last two years have been some of the toughest for lo- cal marlin fisherman pushing the catch rates per attempt into astro- nomical territory. Still, marlineers keep comfng back, and sooner or later, the mar- lin will too. The first test is the upcoming Church Mouse 22nd Annual Martin Invitational Tour- nament to be held Aug. 27-28. The Church mouse is a 100 percent release, non-profit tourna- ment run by Bob and Carol Butte. The proceeds are donated to vari- ous groups in support of the kids of Avalon. Now in its 22nd year, nament donates in ex- cess of $60,000 each year and will likely hit the $1 million dona- tion level during the next few seasons. To learn more visit www. So, where are the marlin? One fish has been weighed so far this year that equals last year's total, so it is already a better start. Not to worry, there are fish to out south, and if boat accidental the tour- On The Water with Capt. John King the sport catches and hook- ups are any indicator, we should get a fish or two by tournament time. If we can get a nice row of tropical storms or even a good hurri- cane push from off Baja, we will see fish being caught during the tour- naments. Afishinados Charters is planning to test a new concept, dubbed the "Church Mouse Bus" by entering the 50-foot Catallac as an open party tournament boat. The concept is to give local fishermen a chance to fish marlin with tournament-winning coaches on board. Since the "Mouse" is a charity tournament, the "Bus" will donate profits from the two-day event to the tournament. If you are interested in buying a ticket on the "Bus," e-mail Capt. John afishinado @ afishinados. com. &i' Are you a writer, or would like to be one for the Catalina Islander. The paper is seeking to expand its editorial horizons. New reporters and guest columnists are welcome. For more infor- nation, contact the editor at the i th~ Friday Seamy 76/66 Pmeip Chaat~: 0% 10-21314151617 IMIPol lt+l 0-2: L~ 3-5: )&det~ 6--.7: ~I~ ~ ~ II~. I~ Dam ~ Low Nommls Precit~ 7t31 73 57 75/63 0.0ff' 8/1 78 "55 75/64 0.00" 8/2 73 59 75/64 0.00" 8/3 71 57 75/64 0.00" $[4 70 57 75/64 0.00" 8/5 $1 57 75/64 0.01" 8 6 93 66 75164 0.00" W/mr xrasas t/~ndE? .~m, nr: Tee ~ e~liag n=l lmafiag of " " t I ! Today we will see sunny skies-with a high tempemtme of 76= lmmidily of 4~4: The record high t~ for today is 9Y set m 1971. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low of (~. The record low for tonight is 51 set in 2007. Saturday skies will be partly cloudy with a high ~ of 74e, ]mmidityof 4o%. S es win be mostly cloudy Sa ay night an ovemigln low of 6e' Expea paray dcmay skies Smday v~h a high ~ of 74" Skies will remain partly cloudy Monday with a high temperature of.73 Partly cloudy skies will coalitme Tuesday with a high tempez"~me of 77". Avalon AM I'M Fri 5~7-7:07 5:37-7:37 Sat 5:55-7~5 6:25-8:25 Sun 6:44-8:447:14-9:14 Mort 7:34-9:348:04-10704 Tue 8:24-10.24 8:54-10:54 Wed 9:.14-11:14 9:44-11:44 T~ 10:03-12:03 i0:33-L2:33 ! Aw~ 10.1980 - I-rmrr;,caneAllen came. Day Smni~ Stmset Meomise Meeaset ashore above Brae. Texas, Fri 6:12 am 7:44p2m 12:07 am2:24pm dropping IS inches of rain ~ ,S,~a Sat 6:13 am 7:43 pro, 12:50 am 3:16 p m. Antcmo and up to 20 inches m the Sua 6:14 am 7:42 p.m. 1:37 am-4:05 pm lower Rio Grande Valley. Tidal ~ Mort 6:15a m 7:41p m 2:28a.m 4:51p m flooding Occurred along the stmlh lqr~t "~'~'~ Tue 6:15a m.7:40pm 3:23a.m 5:34pm Texas co~. Hurricane Allen parked ~ Wed 6" 16 am7:39 pm 4:21 am 6:14 pan. wimistol50ml~ '~ Thu 6:17a.m 7:38p.m 5:21a.m 6:52p.m Three Great Boats to Tour the.Isle in 310-510-24:40 -iCatalinmo0m 6 i Friday, August 10, 2012 THE CATALINA ISLANDER