OFFSHORE ISLANDS

Both San Clemente Island and Catalina saw the availability of squid toughen up going into this week’s full moon, but San Clemente Island still has an excellent calico bass bite — and quite a few yellowtail on the front side and seabass in the coves. Catalina also has a good calico bass bite, with a few yellowtail in the mix and the odd seabass showing up. Santa Barbara Island has been off, but there is still a good volume of yellow and seabass at this island. For the Channel Islands fleet, the white seabass bite has been more of a pick this past week, but the barracuda and rockfish remain solid and continue to provide very good fishing. Add in a fair pick on calicos and the odd halibut, and the fishing remains solid in this region.