Southern CA Saltwater

Ventura/Oxnard: Fleet targets seabass

BY GUNDY GUNDERSON/Special to Western Outdoor NewsPublished: May 21, 2019

VENTRURA/OXNARD — Despite some tough weather conditions the boats along this stretch continued to hunt white sea bass. The bite was off the hook early in the week as described Ciscos Landing, “Well, on Sunday with a full moon less than a week away, the seabass finally popped. At first light, the Mirage was able to catch limits of seabass for everyone on board in only 30 minutes. It was about the same situation on the following trip. On Tuesday it was an all day affair, catching half a limit in the morning and the other half just before noon. Limits 3 days in a row, and showing no signs of slowing down except for weather.”

whiteseabassscoreWHITE SEABASS SCORE on the Island Tak out of CISCO Landing.

Other good catches on the Mirage included Charlie Han from Granada Hills CA, with a 35-pound white seabass and Trinidad Camarillo from Corona CA, with a 28-pound fish.

The Ranger 85 also out of Ciscos ran a 2-day trip with 33 anglers and had a good mixed bag catch that included 3 white sea bass and a yellowtail to go with 45 lingcod, 660 rockfish, 25 sheephead, 2 halibut, 25 calico bass, 1 rock sole and 90 whitefish. Ventura Landing also posted good sea bass catches including a 28-pound fish taken on the Amigo by Park Ho, and a 30-pound fish landed by Dean Millan on thePacific Dawn. Hooks Sportfishing sent out 23 anglers on the Endeavor on a rockcod trip and found good fishing despite a little swell. The boat posted 230 rockfish, 176 whitefish, 8 sheephead, 2 lingcod, and 1 sculpin.

charliehanCHARLIE HAN WITH a 35-pound bisquit taken on the Mirage.

trinidadcamarilloTRINIDAD CAMARILLO WITH a dandy 28-pound white seabass on the Mirage.

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