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By MIKE RODRIGUEZ, Cathedral City | October 3, 2012
Unlike most of the people at both ends of the (Salton) Sea, people my age know things that the new arrivals will never know. The odor we smell from the sea was there long before they introduced any fish to the sea. If you have ever used the mudpots or the hot springs around the sea you get that same acid odor from the water and mud. It seems like people of the Coachella Valley want to take the lead on fixing the sea. Let me tell you after...
SPORTS
By AL KALIN, Staff Columnist | April 13, 2006
I think many of us were spoiled by the immense number of fish that could be caught in the Salton Sea. Up until a few years ago the Salton Sea was ranked as the most productive fishing area in the world. You could catch more pounds of fish and more fish per fishing hour than anywhere in the world. Unfortunately all the fish, with the exception of tilapia, have perished from the Salton Sea, leaving a void where many local fishermen can go to catch fish, especially big ones. I have good news for those of you that miss catching those big corvina.
SPORTS
By AL KALIN, Staff Columnist | April 15, 2005
For those of you who want a change of scenery, this is an excellent time to head over toward the coast and fish in the surf for surf perch. Anywhere along the coast will work. These tasty little fish, which reach up to 18 inches long, are fairly easy to catch. The easiest bait to use is a small 1.5- or two-inch curl tail grub in any of the various motor oil colors. Surf perch have a real "thing" for motor oil-colored baits. The way I fish the lure is to rig the small grub on a NO. 6 hook.
NEWS
By JENNIFER RALTON-SMITH | August 9, 2002
Staff Writer When you listen to Deb Gonzalez speak of her daughter Tiffany it is to hear the voice of mothers the world over who love their children so dearly and above all else in the world. "My daughter was gorgeous, just gorgeous," she said Thursday evening from her home in Imperial. "Of course she would push the line sometimes, just like all other kids of her age," the mother of six added with a gentle sigh. Gonzalez's voice was clear and forthright as she continued to speak of the daughter she had seen buried in El Centro's Evergreen Cemetery only hours before.
NEWS
July 13, 2001
June was a sweet month. I was able to spend most of it in cool San Diego visiting with my children and grandchildren. Coming the greatest distance was my daughter, Debbie, and her brood. They arrived from South Carolina on a jumbo jet early one beautiful morning. Five-year-old Ben was on "gadget overload" in the plane. He was enthralled with the lunch tray, the radio headset with all the stations and the buttons to adjust the lights and air-flow. He managed to call a flight attendant twice before Debbie reined him in. After picking them up, the first order of business was to visit Uncle Steve at work.
NEWS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | June 29, 2010
Here is a picture of a fish my neighbor caught while out fishing a local canal recently. Is this thing a piranha? He kept it and stuck it in his freezer. Are there piranhas down here? The guy who caught it has been fishing down here for more than 25 years and said he has never seen a fish like this. — Gone Fishin’, Imperial County We first received this question back in mid-May and are reprinting it because we have some updated information. When we first ran it, Michel D, Remington, environmental compliance supervisor with the Imperial Irrigation District, said he thought the fish looked like an African cichlid, which he said is normally a species sold for aquariums.
NEWS
September 20, 2002
John Cantrell (left) of Niland, manager of the River Ranch Hunt Club, and Norm Sides of Hemet fish for corvina Thursday evening at Red Hill Marina on the Salton Sea. The two say they fish at least once a week. KEVIN MARTY PHOTO
NEWS
By ALEJANDRO DAVILA AND ELIZABETH VARIN | Staff Writers | May 9, 2012
SALTON SEA - Robert Manipon is a San Diego resident addicted to fishing. On Wednesday, Manipon and his family members made the three-hour trek into the Imperial Valley to fish at the Salton Sea State Recreation Area, and although fish weren't biting, they were still enjoying the day. “It's so peaceful,” said Manipon. Please read either the e-edition or print edition of the Imperial Valley Press for the complete story. For the news rack nearest you, click here . To comment on this story click here to be directed to Facebook .
NEWS
December 5, 2002
Al Kalin, Staff Columnist At a recent fishing tackle manufacturers' convention, during a lull in the attendance, I stopped by the Bill Lewis Lures booth to visit and talk about old times with Ken Chaumont and Norm Olson, two of the company's top management people. Bill Lewis Lures, a Louisiana-based company, has been manufacturing the world famous Rat-L-Trap lure for more than 30 years. This lure, which rattles when retrieved through the water, was one of the first on the market to use a sound-making device to attract fish.
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By JERRY GODSEY | Special to this Newspaper | July 13, 2013
If you think about it (and you probably never had), Jell-O is an odd food. It starts out as a powder, and once you add boiling water to it and let it set it becomes semi-hard. It jiggles and wiggles and tastes awesome! When I was a kid my grandmother would always make my favorite Jell-O if she knew I was coming over. She would take a can of fruit cocktail and add it or bananas to strawberry Jell-O. To this day, when I taste strawberry Jell-O with fruit cocktail I am immediately transported back to my grandma's kitchen table, and once again I am with my second-best girl.
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NEWS
By ALEXIS RANGEL, Staff Writer | July 6, 2013
Free Fishing Day turned out to be a family day for many Imperial Valley residents. Samuel Wise, of Brawley, celebrated his birthday fishing at Wiest Lake Park in Brawley during the Free Fishing Day. “I am hoping that I catch a big one,” Samuel said. Spending the morning fishing with his family seemed like a fun way to celebrate his son's 11th birthday, said Tommy Wise. “It's nice being able to come out where it's quiet,” said Wise. “We can enjoy the water and spend a few hours fishing.” Saturday was one of two days that The California Department of Fish and Wildlife allows anglers to fish without having to buy a sport fishing license, according to a CDFW press release.
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Staff report | July 5, 2013
Local anglers will be able to hit the lake for free this Saturday for the first of two Free Fishing Days in 2013. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites anglers to celebrate summer by fishing for free this Saturday, according to a press release from the state agency. July 6 is the first of two Free Fishing Days in 2013, when people can try their hand at fishing without having to buy a sport fishing license. All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect.
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By KARINA LOPEZ | Staff Writer | May 29, 2013
Families interested in having fun and winning prizes will have to opportunity to do so at the fifth annual WCT Townsel Memorial Family Fishin' Fun Day on Saturday. The event is scheduled to start at 6 a.m. and the first 100 children to arrive will receive a free fishing pole. In addition to catching fish, members of the community will have the chance to win raffle prizes. The event's proceeds will help provide scholarship money for local high school seniors and help fund next year's event.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | April 26, 2013
It's the job of today's federal agents posted at the nation's ports of entry to uncover humans or illicit drugs being smuggled across the border from Mexico. They've learned that there is no end to the ways devious minds find of concealing contraband, that people desperate enough or greedy enough will try just about anything to get their cargo through the ports or across the borders. We can only imagine being a fly on the wall when they share those stories with one another. Lately, though, recent seizures have been reflective of the agency's past, when its officers' primary assignments were to stop the influx of pirated products and illegally imported food.
NEWS
By CHELCEY ADAMI | Staff Writer | April 25, 2013
There weren't drugs inside the bags but something just as illegal and lucrative: 27 dried swim bladders of the endangered Totoaba macdonaldi fish found only in Baja California's Gulf of California. The species is federally protected in both the U.S. and Mexico and it's illegal to take, possess, transport or sell Totoaba, pronounced toe-TWAH-bah. However, it's estimated that the fish bladders can be worth between $10,000 and $20,000 each on some foreign markets, said John Reed, a group supervisor for Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations unit.
OPINION
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | March 26, 2013
It doesn't matter where you live in this vast country, there are few things as universal as fishing, not so much as a means of catching dinner, but as an act of catching some silence out in nature, or catching up on some quality time with whomever you choose to take up poles. In our society, fishing has gone from hunting to recreation, and it's the kind of recreation that seems essential to a young boy's or young girl's growth, their connection to nature and the outdoors, to physical pursuits and engaging in a leisurely activity where they can learn some skills from an elder and learn some life lessons as well.
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By ALEJANDRO DÁVILA | Staff Writer | March 23, 2013
SEELEY - As the sun rose over the east side of Sunbeam Lake, Brawley resident Diana Gentry showed her son Jacob how to tie bait to the hook of his fishing pole. Slowly and gently she tied the bait as Jacob watched in silence. “I grew up fishing,” said Gentry and explained her 6-year-old son will be the third generation in her family to fish. But for Gentry, the 18th annual Imperial Valley Jr. Trout Fishing Derby held Saturday isn't just about fishing. The derby “is something him and I can do,” said Gentry and noted fishing also teaches Jacob to be patient.
NEWS
Staff report | February 4, 2013
The annual fishing derby date has been set. The Imperial County Fish and Game Commission, along with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Kiwanis of El Centro, announced the 18th annual Imperial Valley Jr. Trout Fishing Derby will take place from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 23. The event has traditionally drawn hundreds of people to Sunbeam Lake to reel in fishes.
SPORTS
By IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS STAFF | December 22, 2012
LOS ANGELES - After nearly four decades of leadership, iconic race producer Sal Fish announced Friday that he has sold SCORE International desert racing organization and the SCORE Desert Racing Series to Roger Norman effective immediately. Fish, the CEO/president of Los Angeles-based SCORE International has set the pace for the sport of desert racing since shortly after its forming by the late Mickey Thompson in 1973. The legendary Fish felt the time was right to pass the torch to the next generation of race producers and says he is very comfortable in turning over the reins of the 39-year old SCORE International to Norman.
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