Fishing For More Fishing History

Fridays on The Pier – 1960s

The Seal Beach pier has been a favorite subject for photographers throughout its 95 years of history.  Every Friday between now and the end of the Seal Beach Founders Celebration, we’ll be posting an image of the pier.

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This is not an image of the pier obviously, but Seal Beacher Larry Moore remarked on Facebook recently that such little effort was being spent on preserving Southern California sports fishing history.  I really don’t have any material to add to Seal Beach fishing history, other than posting this single photo I bought on eBay.  The Chinook Sport Fisher operated from the Seal Beach pier, so that’s enough of a pier connection for me.

If you have a historical story, a photo, tall tale, or some other information about fishing from the pier, the Chinook Sport Fisher, or in the waters off the Seal Beach shores, please share them in our comments or contact me at

That’s all for this week.  Have a great weekend, and be sure to check back each week for more historical photos and stories of Seal Beach.

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2 Responses to Fishing For More Fishing History

  1. Lynne Pranter Phipps says:


    Larry Moore is my oldest son and has spent his whole life fishing from the pier and skippering the fishing boats. My Dad also fished off the pier and me too from my earliest memories. See you at the Dance on the 2nd or the parade.


    • Lynne,

      Larry’s comment on Facebook reminded me that everyone has their own unique experience of Seal Beach. I’m not at all into fishing, but fishing on the pier or out in the water is, for many people, their essential experience of Seal Beach. It’s important to try to discover and preserve all these experiences to provide a fuller and more comprehensive picture of what our little city for future generations.

      And I’ll be around at the parade next month and the slide show, of course. Hope to see you there.

      Take Care,


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