Sea fishing off the Southern California coast became quite popular in the early 1900s. Anglers lined the piers of coastal towns but envied the fishermen on boats who enjoyed better catches off shore. In the 1920s, fishing barges began to appear. Anchored in deeper waters, the barges provided great fishing but at a more modest cost than the sport boats.
San Diego’s most successful fishing barge was the New Point Loma, a converted fishing schooner. Read more about the Fishing Barges of San Diego.