Water temperatures along the coast have been cooler, and most of the landings are running half- and three-quarter-day boats for rockfish, with excellent action on reds and limits not uncommon in a very good early-season rockfish bite. There have also been flurries of good calico bass action during the better tides, with some decent picks off Dana Point in recent days and up in the Channel Islands. For example, on Sept. 24, Island Tak out of Channel Islands Sportfishing was out with 10 anglers, and they landed 99 calicos and a white seabass on a full-day trip.