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SWBA VENTURA

June 27, 2016

The Other SCI . . . 

Santa Cruz Island is one of the most scenic, under-rated calico bass fishing spots in the world.  Given the opportunity to fish it, you have to take advantage.  As soon as the SWBA put it on the calendar, we knew we were in.  We were greeted with amazing weather, something that doesn't always happen up there, and were able to go 40+mph both ways.  The fishing was equally as fast paced.  At the end of the day, we finished somewhere in the middle of the pack, with most teams weighing between 17 and 23 lbs.  I can't remember the last time we caught so many fish over three pounds with wolf packs and fish blowing up under the birds.  Below is a little photo recap of the day.

Boilers for days.

 Any followers?

Any followers?

There he is! 

 Two fish in the well.

Two fish in the well.

Have you felt the tail on a pearl thump before? 

Arooroo creeping in the distance, something arooroo have been known to do.

 No giants, but we were able to keep upgrading.

No giants, but we were able to keep upgrading.

 Do these cull? This one might..

Do these cull? This one might..

Super Bass!

I think I'll name this fish Milt-on Brandley

The Channel Islands are like no other place in the world.  Weather its calico bass, white seabass, yellowtail, or rockfish that gets you excited, these islands have something for you.  You can do it on your own skiff, on an open party boat, or a custom charter boat like Captain Nick Tharp's El Tiburon.