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Southern California Ocean Game Fish Species

In these sections I go into the different game fish species found in Southern California. I discuss the fish's habits, when and how you're likely to catch them, what baits, tackle and techniques produce, and even how to best clean and cook them too.

All about Albacore Picture

All about Albacore

Albacore are the most common tuna caught in Southern California waters. These are fast, hard fighting, and great eating, white meat tuna.

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All about Barracuda

Barracuda are a fine game fish catch in Southern California. They're fun to catch and good to eat. At times they're plentiful and other times scarce.

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All about Calico Bass

Calico Bass are a staple of the Southern Califormia sport fishery. These excellent eating, abundant fish are always a welcome addition to the local fisheman's catch.

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All about Halibut

Southern California is blessed with a large stock of bottom dwelling Halibut. These can grow large and make excellent table fare.

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All about Sand Bass

In the warmer months, the Sand Bass appear in Southern California for their annual spawn and are caught in huge numbers by anglers. They're available year-round and are a favorite of local anglers.

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All about Yellowtail

All about Yellowtail

Easily the most sought after Southern California game fish, the yellowtail offers fishermen the ultimate in challenge. They're big, wiley, fight well, and are great to eat.

All about Yellowtail








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Fishing boat plans

Ever think about building a boat?

It's easier than you probably imagine. You could be out fishing in your home crafted boat yet this summer. Stop by my other web site for lots of information and to download free study plans for many different boats you can build. There's also free e-books, videos, and photo essays of boat construction.

Spira International Boat Plans Web Site

Fishing and Navigation Books by Jeff Spira


Wrecks and Reefs Book

Wrecks and Reefs

Shipwrecks and Artificial Reefs of Southern Califormia for Fisherman and Divers

The most complete listing of wrecks and reefs of Southern California complete with GPS coordinates!

Wrecks and Reefs Book

Saltwater Angler's Guide to Southern California

Over 400 pages crammed with information, maps and everything you'd ever want to know about fishing the Southern California Ocean

Wrecks and Reefs Book

Seamanship and Navigation

A simplified approach - companion book to the class taught by Jeff of the same name.

Wrecks and Reefs Book

Celestial Navigation

A simplified approach - companion book to the class taught by Jeff of the same name.

Just click on the book or title to be taken to the Spira International Web site for more information or to order