Channel Islands
SportFishing

Whale Watching, Sand Dab Fishing, and Hoop Netting

by Channel Islands Sportfishing Staff

We are now in that transition period of seeing both Southbound and Northbound California Gray Whales. Baby calves, teens, mamas and even some older whales have been spotted. As the Gray Whales migrate back up North, they ususally take a closer path near shore and move slower with the young calves. Amongst these sightings, Orcas have also been spotted. These are a sight to behold!

 California Gray Whale Fluke - Channel Islands Sportfishing

Sanddab fishing continues to be abundant. There is no bag limit on these and 100's are being caught. Some wonder what to do with them. They are tasty! Here's a recipe.

 Sand Dab fishing Pacific Islander

Hoop Netting fishing continues (through mid March) Rock Crabs, Spider Crabs, the occasional bass and Lobster can be taken. Check out this video shot by Kevin Brannon with Reel Anglers Fishing Show.

 

 

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