San Diego Bait Barge Moves To Temporary Home Near Harbor Island

Posted: March 4, 2014  |  By: Erik Anderson [KPBS]

SAN DIEGO — A venerable San Diego Bay business is relocating this month thanks to a long overdue Navy Pier upgrade near Shelter Island.

It's an old story: The noise will scare the fish.

The Everingham Brothers bait barge has fed San Diego's sport-fishing fleet for decades. The low-slung bait pens are strung together by chains and tied to buoys anchored on the bay floor.

The business has a low profile from a distance. But up close, there is no mistaking the product: Big block letters spell "Live Bait" on a huge, sun-washed sign.

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