Fishermen unroll a huge net onto Tuna Harbor pier.

Crew of live bait-catching commercial fishing boat Cougar work to unspool immense net onto the G Street Pier at Tuna Harbor.
Crew of live bait catching fishing boat Cougar works to transfer an immense net onto the G Street Pier at Tuna Harbor.

Late this morning I went down to HarborFest in Chula Vista. I’ve got to sort through a couple hundred photos–so I’ll blog about that cool event later. But first, here are some interesting pics which I took during a walk along San Diego’s Embarcadero this afternoon. As I strolled along Tuna Harbor, between Seaport Village and the USS Midway Museum, I noticed a lot of activity beside one of the live bait boats which docks at the G Street Pier. So I investigated.

Turns out, fishermen were removing a huge seine net from the Cougar, a commercial fishing boat which catches live bait.  The bait is then distributed to local sportfishing vessels. I don’t claim to be an expert on these matters or to thoroughly understand what I saw, but I believe the captions I wrote are correct. I hope so! If a correction is required, leave a comment!

A crane is utilized to help transfer the heavy net from the boat's big cylinder-like winch drum at its stern to the pier.
A crane is utilized to help transfer the heavy net from the boat’s big cylinder-like winch drum at its stern to the pier.
Lots of seagulls were attracted to this picturesque scene on San Diego Bay. Perhaps they expected to spot some fish.
Lots of seagulls were attracted to this picturesque scene on San Diego Bay. Perhaps they expected to spot some fish.
Wrestling with the huge live bait seine net, which is lined at the edges with yellow and white floats.
Wrestling with the huge live bait encircling seine net, which is lined at the edges with yellow and white floats.
Commercial fishing requires a lot of hard physical work on land, as well as water.
Commercial fishing requires a lot of hard physical work on both land and water.
Winch and crane operators work in tandem to keep the net moving from boat to pier smoothly and neatly.
Winch and crane operators work in tandem to keep the net moving from boat to pier smoothly and neatly.
Working with a smile on a sunny summer Saturday on San Diego's busy Embarcadero.
Working with a smile on a sunny summer Saturday on San Diego’s busy Embarcadero.
Just a great photo of nets, gulls and human activity on a working public pier.
Just a great photo of nets, gulls and human activity on a working public pier.

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Richard Schulte

Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

8 thoughts on “Fishermen unroll a huge net onto Tuna Harbor pier.”

      1. I bet, and these scenes capture was a nice morning it was. We’ve been enjoying some really nice weather here in UK for the last couple of weeks as well. Been lovely to enjoy the summer.

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