Yellowfin croaker are found south of Point Conception, California. They frequent bays, channels, harbors, and other nearshore waters that have sand bottoms. These croakers are more abundant along beaches during the summer months and may move to deeper water in winter. Continue reading
Saltwater fishing is an amazing experience that is often hard to explain in words. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to celebrate and share your fishing experience by sending us your best saltwater fishing photos for consideration as the cover photo on the 2018-2019 Saltwater Sport Fishing regulations booklet!
Saltwater fish and shellfish photos must be taken in California, and may feature any saltwater fish or shellfish that is legal to catch in California. The fish or shellfish must be in a natural setting (not on the barbeque, for example) and properly tagged (if required). Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2017. Continue reading
Although they may be caught infrequently in northern California, kelp bass are a mainstay for sport fishermen south of Point Conception. Continue reading
The bat ray is the only member of the eagle ray family to inhabit California’s coastal waters. It is found statewide along the open coast on flat rocky bottoms, in sand patches among rocks, and in kelp beds, but is more common in bays and sloughs. Adults tend to congregate Continue reading