White Seabass

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Catalina Island White Seabass Sportfishing

White Seabass

This species is almost exclusively caught during the winter months when the water is very clear and calm, in shallow water under 100 feet. Islands with kelp forest provide the best home for these fish. The best place to go for this species during the winter is the backside of Catalina Island just south of Two harbors. This is my favorite place to catch them and has always been the most productive. Other spots include the back side of San Clemente, and with a passport, the local coastlines past Rosarito..

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.

We have spots at LA JOLLA, CATALINA ISLAND, SAN CLEMENTE, AND BAJA MEXICO fo hunt these fish. The longer the trip, the better.