CALICO BASS HOT

While the barracuda have sunk out in recent days during the dark of the moon, the calico bass bite has been pretty much wide-open all along the local coast and at the islands. The quality of the fish is the best — on average — it has been in five or six seasons. Most of the half- and three-quarter-day skippers are focusing on the local bass, and anglers are seeing half to full limits on most trips.