BARRACUDA AND SAND BASS

While the Los Angeles and Orange County half-day and three-quarter-day fleet could switch over to yellowtail and dorado any day as numbers increase in this region’s nearshore waters, the usual mode has been to fish rockfish in the morning and sand bass in the afternoon. While barracuda sank out during the new moon, they have been moving back up this week as we move into the full moon — and they are showing under birds again. Morning and afternoon trips mix the rockfish and bass with a shot at barracuda, if they are spotted.