Thursday, February 3, 2011
At Our Fish Market
Our fish market is decorated with photographs that document the history of recreational and commercial fishing in the waters off our coast. That's the Tuna Club, above, on Catalina Island. Below, a lady poses in 1926 with the 165 pound tuna she landed after a two hour battle, also on Catalina Island.
Bing Crosby, well known crooner, was also a local fishing and horse racing enthusiast.
Commercial fishing used to be a big employer in this area, with major canning operations in San Diego and hundreds of boats that employed thousands of people.
When the sunfish below was caught in the early 1900s, it set the world record at 1,600 pounds.