There are a variety of saltwater gamefish which can be found here year round including : Calico Bass, White Sea Bass, Halibut, Bonito, and homeguard Yellowtail. Seasonally, migrating Yellowtail, Barracuda, and Dorado may also be taken from the Island. Also, Yellowfin tuna and Marlin are taken some years just a few miles off shore. Spring and Summer are the best times to fish here although some good bites on the White Sea Bass and homeguard Yellowtail are known to happen during the winter months when the squid start to show.
Comments and Tips:
Although it is generally calm around this island (especially the front side), boaters should be aware that rough conditions can occur in-between the island and mainland. Smaller vessels less than 20ft. are not recommended for crossing the channel unless you are an experienced captain and know the ocean conditions well.
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35lb white sea bass caught off Catalina 6/1/07.
Steve Eastwood with a 40-pound halibut. He was in shallow fishing seabass
when this hog hammered his live squid. He caught it on 15lbs. test line in about 25 minutes.