Catalina Seabass

The back side of Catalina Island is just jugged with squid, and the schools of white seabass are working over the candy bait. While most of the fish pressure is coming from local private boaters, there have been two distinct classes of seabass caught this past week: 40- to 60-pounders and the just-legal 15-pounders. The bite is not wide-open yet, but the seabass are there in decent numbers.