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August 11, 2008

Anglers reminded to release big sea bass

California anglers are being reminded that any giant sea bass caught in state waters must be released. A 1982 moratorium enacted by the state fish and game commission protects the species...

California anglers are being reminded that any giant sea bass caught in state waters must be released.  A 1982 moratorium enacted by the state fish and game commission protects the species and appears to be aiding in the comeback of the once-endangered behemoths.  
 
The state record giant sea bass stands at 563-1/2 pounds, caught in 1968 off Anacapa Island by James D. McAdams, Jr.