By: Terrence Berg, 976-TUNA.com
There has been a slight downturn in the barracuda action since last week’s excellent bite, but most landings in the Huntington Beach to San Pedro region continue to find schools of fish each day. There was wide-open action June 5 for anglers aboard Monte Carlo out of 22nd Street Landing, and both Enterprise and City of Long Beach out of Long Beach Sportfishing. On good days, the bite has been from five to eight fish per rod with some limits, and maybe three to five fish on slower days. The bite has become a little more inconsistent, with an excellent bite one day in the morning and then just a short flurry the next day in the afternoon. There is an increasing number of mixed bass — both calicos and sand bass showing in this action. The barracuda action has even been a little less reliable in Santa Monica Bay. When they pop, the bite has been good, but they might not show the next day so skippers in the Redondo and Marina del Rey region are falling back on the continued good rockfish bite when this happens. There was also a good volume of freshly hatched squid in this area June 4, and New Del Mar and Spitfire out of Marina del Rey got into a pretty decent pick on the halibut, white seabass and calicos. There are seabass, along with a few yellowtail, all along the coast right now. When conditions are good, they are being caught but mostly by private boaters.