White Sea bass are difficult fish. Temperamental. Shy. Tasty.
They are also a mysterious fish, usually biting only for a short time when certain conditions line-up, and are known to hang out at certain spots, never others.
White sea bass is a species of croaker occurring from Magdalena Bay, Baja California, all the way to Alaska. They usually travel in schools over deep rocky bottoms and in and out of kelp beds. They often hang out around islands, like Santa Catalina and the Coronados.
The best bait is live squid and live bait. The best bite is usually at the twilight hours. They have a light bite at first, but once hooked put up a tenacious fight.