2022 Rockfish season officially opened March 1st for Southern California. I jumped on the 3/4 day boat, Native Sun out of 22nd Street Landing in San Pedro, CA.. Although not complicated to fish for, I provide tackle tips and recommendations to increase your chances of success.
Spring and summer time fishing for White Sea Bass in Southern California can be very productive but patience is required. These fish are elusive, can grow up to 5 feet and weigh over 80 lbs, and will bite a jig presented at the right time and the right place.
Successful anglers constantly adapt to different situations, many times adjusting to varying environmental conditions. This can be a subtle adjustment to the gear you are already using or it may require switching to a completely different setup.
If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at catching local lobster but have only heard stories from friends, there is a way you can get in on all the glory of bringing home these tasty ocean bugs and eat like a king without paying the high supermarket prices.
While there is a lot of discussion as to what bait works best to attract lobsters, we’ve found that an oily type fish such as skipjack, bonito, salmon heads, sardines, anchovies and mackerel, typically work best.
We wanted to field test a few different jigs so I handed Neil a 42gm (1.5oz) Shimano Coltsniper, one I hadn’t fished before. He dropped it down with his medium spinning rig, got a bump, had a fish pull line and come unbuttoned. That was promising.