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White Seabass continue to bite. Surface Fishing heats up!

by Channel Islands Sportfishing Staff

White Seabass Fishing on the Cobra

Channel Islands Sportfishing Whoppers

Kalie Wray from Oxnard caught a 10lb Barracuda on a full day trip aboard the Aloha Spirit. Caught while flylining a live sardine with a 1/4 oz egg sinker and 2/0 hook.

Anothony Van De Putte from Ventura caught a 6lb Sand Bass on a twilight trip aboard the Speed Twin. Using a 5in Big Hammer swimbait, channel islands chovy color.

Andre Tseng from Los Angeles caught a 44.8lb Halibut on an overnight trip on the Mirage, at Santa Rosa Island.

California Halibut Mirage

White Seabass continue to bite and the Surface Fishing heats up!

This week we were again blessed with outstanding weather at the Channel Islands. The ocean is flat and air temperatures are nice and warm. There has only been enough wind to keep you cool as you fish.

Fishing remains solid this past week. We're seeing a lot of Barracuda and Calico Bass in our counts, alng with the Yellowtail and White Seabass headlining the show. We are seeing a lot of Barracuda and Calico Bass in our counts as of late, with of course the Yellowtail and White Seabass headlining the show. Bottom fishing is taking a back seat to an increasingly productive surface bite. Still, we are catching our fair share of bottom fish like Sheephead, Whitefish and of course a variety of Rockfish species but it's the larger game fish that is bringing anglers to our area.

Barracuda Fishing Aloha Spirit

The outer islands and overnight trips are still catching the most White Seabass but the inner islands or local boats are catching some as well. Throw in some fiesty Yellowtail and a bag limit of Rockfish to round out the day.

If you are looking to book a trip, do your best to find one on a week day. Not only is it easier to get on your favorite boat but boat loads are way less Monday through Friday. Plus.. fish love to bite on the week-days! Some may laugh when they hear me say it, but there is a lot of truth in the fact that we catch 90% of our game species early in the week. For a bunch of reasons, but most of all it's because there is less pressure on these elusive fish.

Daily Fish Counts 

Check our fish counts and you will see hard data to back up this claim. No matter what, go fishing soon. Bites do not last forever and with summer conditions in full force, this is a great time to visit the Channel Islands!

For our daily fish counts, visit our Fish Count page. http://www.channelislandssportfishing.com/fish-count

To book you trip, visit our online schedule and reservation page. https://ciscos.fishingreservations.net/sales/