The daily bag and possession limit for calico bass (also known as kelp bass), barred sand bass, and spotted sand bass is five fish in any combination of species. The minimum size limit is 14"  total length or 10" alternate length.

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When a ‘normal’ week seems slow, you’ve been spoiled by El Niño fishing.

Dock Totals Feb 4 – Feb 10: 847 anglers aboard 44 boats out of San Diego landings this past week caught 27 bluefin tuna, 20 yellowtail, 91 calico bass, 645 sand bass, 493 rockfish, 3 ...

Practice CPR on your bass

Catch, photograph, release

Inshore: As summer begins with a heat wave, the inshore yellowtail fishing has cooled slightly. The jacks are still there, of course, and the slow bite might just be moon phase and/or the plethora of ...

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Its like lily-pad fishing

Inshore: Rockfish, sculpin and yellowtail are the main local catches off the kelp edge and on the high spots. A few grumpy-sized sand bass are showing up prespawn, and some decent calicos have hit the ...

Released for being too short

19 anglers aboard the Chubasco II 1/2 day am run boated 2 rockfish and 156 calico bass. 115 of those calico bass were under 14" and released. The Dolphin am 1/2 day run with 10 ...

Calico bass live to die another day

March 23 dock totals 33 anglers aboard the Dolphin 1/2 day am run caught 11 sculpin, 64 rockfish, 1 lingcod and 2 calico bass. Their 1/2 day pm run with 18 anglers aboard returned with ...


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