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With Capt. John King Curious anglers Anglers come in all shapes and sizes, colors and age. In the 10 years that Afishinados Charters has been in business we have had every type of angler in the world. are curious. Curiosity may have killed the cat, but it defines a core char- acteristic of fisherfolk. They just want to know everything. What kind of bait, how big was my largest catch, how often do the fish run, what are the best seasons, what kind of hook do you use, We have had "A" list celebri- where can you get those jigs, what am I doing wrong, where is the best spot on the boat, how do you know where to drop the anchor, are you sure fish are here, does the tide matter, is morning better, can you teach me to tie a spider hitch, how much weight should I use, do I stay on the bottom or come up a couple cranks, should I check to ties, families from Japan, busi- nessmen- from Croatia, a judge from Louisiana and the Powerball lottery winner from Morro Bay among our charter customers. Some are very serious about their technique, some are more serious about having fun. Air have one thing in common: they see if I have any bait? The list of questions is endless. For those that have become "hooked" there is a point where the real- ization sets in; there is no way to master all of the variables involved in salt water fishing. More experience just leads to more questions. The curious mind loves fishing in the same way that the scientific mind loves math. From the outside it appears contained within a set of rules that are fixed, and therefore predictable. However, just as in higher-level math, the variables for higher lev- els of fishing skills are infinite. You can get really good at it, but you will always have something John King Columnist more to learn. So, where do you start? Oddly, in fishing you start at the end. You Start by imag- ining how your baited hook will be viewed by the fish in the water. Will it scare them or entice them? Will it look like dinner or like an alien? You can improve your presenta- tion by studying suc- cessful anglers. Watch how they bait the hook, what type of hook, the leader and weight set-up-they use, how they cast and where they cast, how they settle the bait into the zone and what they do on the first nibble. Ask questions. You can also learn by studying fish. Watching other anglers is easy, but how do you study fish? You watch them, everywhere. In the tank, at the aquarium, along the harbor walk, while snorkel- ing, on TV and in videos. I even watch the gold fish in my fountain in front of my house. There are days when they attack the food, but more often they are very wary. Frequently, the smaller fish are the first to test~the food, and once the little guys start a frenzy, the big boys muscle in. Good anglers have learned this and use it to modify their technique, giv- ing them a better shot at bigger fish. Stay curious! Capt. John King is the owner and founder of Afishinados Charter. Contact him at (310) 510-2440 or (323) 447-4669. I COURTESY OF THE SANTA CATLINA ISLAND COMPANY The Santa Catalina Island Company recently unveiled major renovations to Casa Santa Cruz and Casa Santa Rosa vacation rental cottages in the remote sea- port village of Two Harbors. "These well-appointed, se- cluded casas are ideal for families or small groups seeking a private getaway because they offer the comfort of home as .well as unpar- alleled views of Isthmus Cove and Catalina Harbor," said Randall Herrel Sr., CEO of the Santa Cata- lina Island Company. The three-bedroom Casa Santa ~1~11 1 [ II I |"111,-lq|iI I I I Jl'l |1 II!1 ] i Itlll k'l Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Mostly CloudyMostly CloudyMostly CloudyPartly Cloudy. Mostly Sunny Sunny Partly Cloudy 62 / 51 63 / 51 63 / 53 62 / 51 61 / 49 65 / 52 63 / 51 Precip amnce: 20% Prec[p Chance: 10% Precip Cbamce: 20% Precip Chance: 20% Precip Chance: 5% Preeip Chance: 0% Preclp Chmce: i 0% "" Tanning Index Peak Fishin~ Tinles This "~Vtek i 0-2 ImiW 516171 ~19 I!oi u~l 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: ttigh, 8-10: Very High, ] 1+: Extreme Exposure [] m~,:k~J ik~-/~/t,] ~k'mllVaq li Jt~l t~tvi D_~ UJ~ Ko_w_ o~rm~ P_tm~ 11/1961 52 68/52 0.00" l 1/20 61 52 67/52 0.00" 11/2162 53 67/52 0.01" 11/2265 52 67/52 0.00" 11/2377 58 67/52 0.00" l 1/24 81 68 67/51 0.00" What characteristic do /, thunderstorms possess to form a tornado? "I ~: Rolation. 310.510.0250 310.510.8957fx Nov. 30, 1989 - Squalls produced heavy snow in the Lower Great Lakes regio~ with 15 inches re~rted at Chaffee, N~Y. and at Barnes Comers, N.~/: Tropical Storm Karen drenched. ~ of Cuba with heavy rain. Punta De| Este reported 14 inches of rain in ~.4 hours. _ ~ '"' ---- J .... -- -- I -- -- -- -- I Peak rishhi I Today we will see mostly cloudy skies with a slight /Ti nlt-s This "~Vtek I chance of rain, high temperature of 62% humidity of ~ AM P~J 92%. The record high temperature for today is 87 Fri .... 11:5~-1:58 set in 1964. Expect mostly cloudy skies tonight with Sat 12:46-2:461:16-3:16 an~,vemight low of 51. The record low for tonight Sun t :33-3:332:03-4:03 is 35 set in 2004. Saturday, skies wilt be mostly Mon 2:20-4:20 2:50-4:50 cloudy with a high temperature of 63, hunfidity of Tue 3:05-5:05"3:35-5:35 72%. Skies will be mostly cloudy Saturday night Wed 3:51-5:51 4:21-6:21 with a slight' chance of rain, overnight low of 5J, Thu 4:37-6:37 5:07-7:07 Expect molly cloody skies Sunday with a slight f~ " chance of rain, high temperature of 63. Skies villi become partly cloudy Monday with a slight chance of rain, high temperature of 62. roll E! i _ Avalon - Catalina Harbor D.~ ~ ~ Ll~ ~ Day m___gbLow n__igb !m~ Fri 9:13am 3:04amll:16pm4:37pm Fri 9:18am 3:12amll:2lpm4:45pm Sat 9:46 am3:37 mn None 5:14 pm Sat 9:51 m'n 3:45 am None 5:22 pm Stu~[2:01 am 4:16am10:21 am 5:53pm Sun 12:06am4:24am10:26arn 6:01 pm Mon ]2:5lam5:05amll:OOam'6:34pm Mon 12:56am5:13amll:05am6:42pm 'rue1:46~a 6:t5amll:49am7:20pro Tue 1:51 am6:23am. ll:54am7:28pm Wed 2:38am 7:53am12:58pm8:t0pm Wed 2:43am 8:0tear l:03pm 8:18pm Th~ 3:25 amq:33 am 2:32 pm9:03 pm Thu 3:30 am9:4t am 2:37 pm9:11 pm _ i. -1 i ' I 'Jnk~ [llI] I ILll ' gI U iI~ i-i LJ-IL~ ~~ ".. Last Fri 6:38 a.m.4:46 p.m.6:44 p.m.8:15 a.m. 12/6 ~ .Sat 6:39 a.m.4:46 p.m,7:37 p.m.8:58 a.m. Stm 6:40 a,m.4:46 p.m.8:33 p,m.9:38 a.m. A Mort 6:41 a.m.4:46 p.m,9:29 p,m.10:15 a.m. ,~g~ New q'ue 6:42 a.m.4:46 p.m.10:26 p.m. 10:49 a,m. 12/13 ~ Wed 6:42 a.m.4:46 p.m.11:24 p.m. 11:23 a.m. "