While spotted bay bass may not be as an exciting adversary as a yellowtail or seabass, understanding how they relate to tides and structure are the first steps to becoming a well rounded angler. Join Erik Landesfeind as he explains the effects of tides and lunar cycles on fish behavior and expands on how fish relate to structure. If you missed the first installation in this series, please check out Understanding SoCal Oceanography to Catch More Fish – SoCal Bight FISHING ACADEMY Ep. 1.
About Erik Landesfeind
Since getting his start working as a deckhand on a ¾ day boat in the 1980s, Erik Landesfeind has spent the last 35 years fishing the waters off Southern California and Baja. Taking what he’d learned during his years fishing on sport boats, Erik branched out to get his own boat with the intention of fishing saltwater bass tournaments. Over the next decade, Erik dedicated the majority of his fishing time to learning the patterns and behaviors of sand bass, calicos, and spotted bay bass. His efforts paid off in multiple tournament wins and an angler of the year title. Erik is also an avid offshore fisherman who spends most summers targeting tuna and marlin when he isn’t fishing calico bass and yellowtail at the islands. This extensive and varied experience allows Erik to write knowledgeably about all aspects of Southern California fishing. We are lucky to have Erik’s weekly insight into what’s going on in the Southern California Bight.
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