The fishing around Cedros Island is best known for the calico bass
and the yellowtail--a subspecies oftheyellowtail amberjack--but there are plenty of other species around, too, including sheepshead, California halibut, dorado and on rare occasion, white seabass.
There will be 10 cash awards from $200 down to $50 for each of the categories of yellow perch, pickerel, calico bass
, bass, pout, and five cash awards from $250 to $50 for the top pike.
Perhaps that's why anglers have given this fish so many nicknames: calico bass
, strawberry bass, speck, papermouth and slab.
Last weekend he speared a calico bass
, filleted and grilled it, and made fish tacos with chopped tomatoes and guacamole.
Days earlier, on Crystal Cove beach south of LA, I noticed a bare-torsoed, wet-suited diver with a spear gun slung over one shoulder carrying a 12lb calico bass
which he'd speared offshore.
The calico bass
, barracuda, white sea bass, sand bass, flounders, etc., brought on board kept the crew busy removing them from lines and providing more bait for the hooks.
The agency said that the ships' documents contained underrated data on salmon and calico bass
catches, resulting in damage to Russia estimated at more than 60,000 dollars.
Out there, calico bass
have a knack for wrapping around weeds and pulling hooks.
Good numbers of calico bass
are being taken from Webster Lake, and reports of smelt are also coming in from Onota Lake.