DANA POINT一Spring is here and California waters are warming up and so is the fishing. This California sheephead was caught with Dana Wharf Sportfishing in mid-April. “Stuff in the shallows keeps shaping up,” said an April 12 Dana Wharf Sportfishing Facebook post. “63° water today on the inside along the beach.” The California sheephead is characterized by the reddish-orange midriff and black sections on the tail and head. The fish is native to kelp forests and mainly preys on hard-shelled marine animals like mollusks, lobsters, and crabs. The fish can reach up to 3 feet in length and weigh about 36 pounds.
Photo from Dana Wharf Sportfishing Facebook