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PAGE TWO THE CATALINA ISLANDER HOW TO FIGHT A FISH Editor Caialina Islander: At the risk of repetition, and also because some may have missed read- ing my former articles along the same lines, I am going to run over again a few points I have already touched up- on as to the most practical way, it seems to me, of fighting'a fish; that is to say, of removing a good part of the burden from the tackle through the aid of the launch. In trying to use as littIe of your valuable space as possible, I fear I have not gone into details sufficiently to make nay views x~:holly clear. The regular boatmen and their anglers have long been familiar with these methods; but there may be some who have not yet given them a trial, and then, too, there are at present so many private fishing launches in commission that I would be grateful indeed were I the means of rendering possible as- sistance, however slight. My several recent articles have dis- cussed points evolved with the old pi- vot game as a basis, and of which I wrote yOu nearly ten years ago. ttj ~ Lt i \ /i x F ~/ "-.. ..... .-atF F FIG.1 Figure I shows the pivot game; "L" Jn the center representing the launch turning a pivot, while "F" (the fish) is traveling along the eircmnference. It is the easiest thing in the world to maintain this position, also easiest on the angler, and very trying to the fish. Furthermore, the angler may either be obtaining a short rest, or plcking up line, while the fish is continually working and tiring under the oblique strain. After the first long rtm following the strike, the fish is naturally at the pivot point, with the launch inching along until the fish, which is now pro- bably down deep, gets under way ; when gradually the positions may be reversed, with the fish working slowly upward, following the tension of the line. ',',. .;'"'"" -._t..---,'L Figure 2 represents the fish ,,t "F,'" tiring to such an extent that the ang- ler is now pumping hard and trying to bring the fish to the launch in a }lirect line; the captain has cut off his power and is waiting for either the fish or for trouble--it may be a tOSS-Up which, The two most reprehensible acts in all this fishing game--in my opinlon-- are, first, to stop the launch; and, second, to allow any fish to approach you direct. In Figure 2 the launch is slowly moving to port with the fish :flso taking that direction. For some reason, all fish handle easier circling from left to right; and beside, gaffing on the starboard side seems more con- f venient for most boatmen. It is not so very difficuh to tell when a fish is about to join you on board. F FIG.3 ltignre 3 represents the fish at "F," responding to your tromping from the launch "L." Gradually e,tabIishing a course toward "A," the fish will trav- el along the dotted line, or the cir- cumference, formin~z nearly a right angle. If, perchance, you have considerable line out, yotl can shorten the distance by moving toward "B" and recover- ing line at the same time, still main- taining your right angle ; and then proceed with the pivot game as in Figure 1. Thls is all very simple with the Three-Six and the Nine-Ounce tackle. However, a little more diffi- cuhy may be experienced on account of larger fish and excessive tension on the line. With the broadbill and the marlin swordfish about all you need is a prayer and the breaks in your favor; but with the prayer and the brakes devoted largely to the broadbill. THREE SIX, THE CATALINA IELANDER Catalina will give you the rest of your life. Come to Catalina. THE CATALINA ISLANDER '"For Rent" and "For Sale" signs are on sale at Windle's News Stand. Serial 040779 Department of the Interior. United States Land Office. Los Angeles, Calif. No withdrawals. July 21st, 1925 Not coal land. NOTICE OF SELECTION NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that FREW MORTON of the City and County of San Francisco,State of California, has filed in this office his application to select, as assignee of the assigns of THOMAS B. VALEN- TINE, under the Act of Congress ap- proved April 5th, 1872, the following described land, to wit: "That certain tract of land known as White Rock in the Pacific Ocean, situated about a half mile Northerly from Santa C.atalina Island in Town- ship 8 South, Range 15 West, S. B. ~., containing approximately 1.25 acres within the Los Angeles Land District and described by metes and bounds as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at the Easternmost extremity of the said Island running thence North 350 West 300 feet, thence West 100 feet, thence South 180 feet, thence South 35 degrees East 150 feet, thence East 100 feet, thence No*th 73 degrees East 110 feet to the point of beginning, as the said Island is laid down and delineated upon the United States Coast and Geodetic Sur- vey Chart No. 512.3, entitled Isthmus Cove, Catalina Island. ANY AND ALL P E R SO N S CLAIMING Adversely the lands de- scribed, or desiring to object because of the mineral character of the land, or for anj; other reason, to the dis- posal of the applicant, should file their affidavits of protest in this office on or before the 25th day of August, 1925. Louis Vandenhook. Acting Register. Published in the Catalina Islander, Avalon, California, July 29-Aug.5, 12. 19, 26, 1925. jl BAO BaKgage Checked at Your Door THE AVALON TRANSFER CO. WE HAUL ANYTHING. FURNITURE PACKED OR UNPACKED - JOHN F. McMINI~ M. L. JAMES FOR SALE--EASY TERMS LOT ON EAST AVALON TERRACE. EXCELLENT LOCATIO""~ ABOVE AMPHITHEATRE A. L. LAURANCE ATW=ATER HOTEL BUILDING CALIFORNII PHONES, 147 64.W AVALON, FISHING TRIPS Fish from our Live Bait Boat B." (Length 50 ft. ; 12}~. It. Beam) $5.00 ALL DAY Live Bait and Fishing Tackle furnished FREE Or Fish from our Fishing Barge $1.50 ALL DAY Transportation, Bamboo Poles, Drop Lines and Cut Bait included. Rods and Reels for Rent. Live Bait for Sale. Lunch Counter You catch 'era, we cook 'era. HARRY TREGARTHEN, PLEASURE PIER, AVALON If you are interested in Avalon you should read The Catalina Islanda f SPALDING--SWIMEASY--GANTNER & MATTERN uits JAP, "HAPPY-COATS" FOR BEACH WEAR Rubber Bathing Shoes=--all colors Bathing Caps MATCHED SETS OF CAP, BELT AND SHOES IN SIX COLORS JAP AND CHINESE PARASOLS ORIENTAL BEACH AND SHOPPING BAGS Sailor Pants, Sweat Shirts "KEDS" Tennis Shoes New 00ods and New