South Saltwater Fish Report

SUM FUN fishing bass – not fast paced but here’s a solid pair.

Updated March 14, 2023

CENTRAL COAST — Lots of excitement about show season – both the recent Central Valley Sportsmen and the upcoming Long Beach Bart Hall show. The Central Coast will represent. But on the water, pretty spotty weather.


SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA COAST — Surf guys snuck out between storms, surprising number of corbina reports for perch season.


SANTA MONICA BAY — Lots of sculpin, limits for MDR anglers. The usual squid strips, double swimbait, knocker rigs all had their moments.


LONG BEACH/SAN PEDRO LOCAL — Not too much pressure, and about half-limits on whitefish plus some sheephead on tap. Keep tackle simple and to the point – bait works.


ORANGE COUNTY LOCAL — Sculpin, sheephead and most of all, whitefish made up catches.


OCEANSIDE LOCAL — Some better whitefish scores to full limits on the sport boats, plus the sculpin and sheephead mix.


SAN DIEGO LOCAL — Surprising cold water sand bass activity with a couple of mid- to high-40s sand bass scores for the ¾-day boat Dolphin.



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