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Sport King sports sculpin limits daily

BY MERIT McCREA/WON Staff WriterPublished: Feb 07, 2018

SAN PEDRO/LONG BEACH — The local sand bass and calico action continued with steady action, and adding to that were limits of sculpin aboard every trip the Sport King ran this past week.

Loads were light, 12 or less on four different trips, and anglers bagged their limits easily, plus averaged a couple of nice keeper bass each. Sunday, Capt. Bruce Root's 10 anglers had 20 bass, mostly dandy sandies, and 50 sculpin, plus 25 perch.


buggedaboardtheBUGGED ABOARD THE Gail Force. Catalina Island, Santa Monica and San-Pedro area hooping continued strong.


The big fleet at 22nd Street Landing Sportfishing continued dockside in maintenance mode, in preparation for the opener in just three weeks.


Over at Pierpoint Sportfishing, they kept the City of Long Beach running nearly daily, finding enough folks to go. Midweek the bass were very cooperative, resulting in close to limits Thursday as 13 anglers teamed up to total 51 bass, with 6 scullies and 15 perch, too.


The Ahra Ahn had another triple-digit sanddab count for 30 anglers Sunday over at Long Beach Sportfishing. Steve Phelps reported that the Tradition ran with 15 fishers on Saturday. Their catch consisted of 53 sculpin and 23 dabs.


Lobster hooping was again solid aboard the Triton and Gail Force, but the super calm conditions took their toll on the lobster crawl as participants wrapped up their evening with just less than 7-bug limits bagged.


Local fishing was mostly leadhead and squid and dropper loop fishing.


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