NEARSHORE LOCAL

The one not-too-bright spot in the fishing scene has been the Los Angeles-Orange County half-day boat bite — but even here there has been a very good bottomfish bite and a pick on the calicos and sand bass. The San Diego nearshore action has been very good, with some quality halibut and yellowtail showing in the steady pick on bass and rockfish. New Seaforth out of Seaforth Sportfishing had a 40-pound halibut and a 45-pound white seabass on a Sept. 11 morning trip.