1912 May 13 - H E Irish - Santa Cruz Evening News - Salmon
MUS Nearly 600 Salmon By Sportsmen Yesterday GREATEST DAY EVER N THE HISTORY OF THE SPORT EXPERIENCED YESTERDAY EVERY SEAWORTHY BOAT ON WHARF UTILIZED BY THE ENTHUSIASTS JOHN FARAOLA SAYS GREATEST FISHING IN HISTORY OF THE CITY. The salmon catch yesterday was the largest ever known In the history of Santa Cruz, 588 silver headed beauties being brought In. Yesterday's catch totaled the biggest number that has been made in the last two weeks, when the salmon began to run, and the catches yesterday would have been much larger had there been enough bait. Every serviceable launch, sail boat and row boat to be had was pressed into service and everyone reports having a thrilling time and lots of excitement. No one returned without at least two of the fish. John Faraola, speaking of yesterday's fishing, said: "This Is the finest salmon fishing ever known In Santa Cruz. Since the run began about two weeks ago there has been a good catch every day. Heretofore in the salmon fishing, one day would be good and the next two or three days scarcely any would be caught. The catch yesterday marks the climax, so far and would have been better had there been plenty of bait." Mr. Jackson of the firm of Jackson and Kent, said "I do not recollect anything like It except about fifteen years ago when I caught 95 salmon In a row boat one morning." A party composed of Dr. J. P. Parker, Dr. C. H. Parker, Attorney E. C. RIttenhouse, City Attorney J. L. Johnston, C. 13. Taylor and J. II. Willey returned with fifty-three salmon which they caught with hand lines. This party was out only two hours when they ran out of bait and were obliged to return. H. T. James, general manager of the Hueter paint company, C. H. Van O'Llnda and Ned Strong with rod and reel caught thirty-eight salmon. D. J. McCoy, Alex. Horton, P. A. Kober and O. S. Bedell returned with thirty-six which they caught with rod and reel. J. W. McCreary, R. A. Houghton and A. I). Houghton returned with forty-two salmon which they caught by trolling. W. B. Btirllngame, cashier of the San Francisco Chronicle, C. J. Sad-elier and R. B. Murdock of the Western Metropolis national bank of San Francisco, returned with fifty-eight salmon which they caught with light tackle. Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Loomis of Bur-Hngame, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Irish, returned with thirty-eight salmon. B. Chappie and C. Frey got twenty salmon In a row boat. Thalr Hill and son rteurned with three salmon In a row boat. David Wilson, Chester Trumbly, Claire Trumbly, Bob Zurfluh, George Dennett and, Mel Whldden composed another party who caught fifty-four salmon with rod and reel. Ben Smith and Samuel LeaBk were out In their launch "Fanny," returning with eleven salmon. Major Wright, Leslie Wright and F. R. Howe took sail from the Capl-tola wharf and caught thirty-one salmon. During tho festivities the party was so busy that the passing of resolutions and other work relat- ing to the city's welfare was not discussed at all, the work of landing the salmon keeping all occupied.