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June 19, 2013

Island Time

Summer is prime for Southern California white seabass.

Tackle Box

Baits and Rigs: Live, fresh-dead or frozen market (opalescent) squid, fished one or two at a time on a hook 

Rods: 8-foot ­medium-action rods

Reels: Small, fast, ­lever-drag reels such as Okuma Cedro 10 or Penn Squall 30LD 

Line: 40-pound-test monofilament; or 65-pound-test coated braid with a 3-foot, 40- to 50-pound fluorocarbon leader

Terminal Rig: Lazer Trokar TK10 7/0 hooks, dropper loop three feet above a 6- to 10-ounce fluorescent torpedo sinker. For surface fishing, use a sliding egg sinker from 1⁄8 to 1 ounce above a 7/0 hook; the same rig can be fished with a balloon about six feet above. For the mid-depths, fish a white/fluorescent Tady AA fastened to a 9/0 single Siwash hook.


What: White seabass

Where: Squid grounds and kelp beds along Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz, Santa Barbara, Santa Catalina and San ­Clemente islands. 

When: May through August

Who: Boating anglers with reliable craft from 20 feet up. Here are four top six-pack charters: