Call them whatever you want, seabass are an incredibly misunderstood fish. They’ve always been my favorite Bight targets. I’ve spent this decade fishing them from above Point Conception to below the border, along the way putting in well over 1,000 strictly seabass days along a special swath of coast.
Trips fish around when the fish are biting—this could be morning or night. And to the best locations—this could mean an island, but it is usually the coast along, call it, San Diego County. My boat has caught more 60 plus pound seabass than any boat on the coast, with 72 pounds being the biggest to date. Seabass are my passion and what we target in the late winter, spring, and early summer.