Good fishing for rockfish dominated the Southern California coast this week, providing anglers with excellent table fare. There are more than 60 species of rockfish found in Southern California waters, all of which are great eating (and they filet your excellent catch for fish tacos) right on deck. Boats from the Channel Islands to Baja California experienced summer-like weather and very good bottom-fishing this past week.
Nine-year-old Hector Medina and his 11-year-old brother Manual were out with their parents, Gabriela and Hector, on the half-day boat City of Long Beach this week and were treated to not only great fishing and weather, but also some great sights.
The two brothers from Carson, CA., saw hundreds of dolphin, a school of mola mola, giant container ships, a beautiful sunrise and, of course, caught lots of fish.
“I just want my boys to develop a love for the sea,” said dad Hector.
You’ll not only see a variety of rockfish taken in this video but also the enigmatic mola mola, or sun fish, which are small here but may grow to 3,000 pounds, making them the largest bony fish on earth. You will get a look at the fastest man on a fillet board anywhere.