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Fish Types

Big Eye Tuna

The bigeye tuna, unlike other tunas, is a large, fast-swimming species with a metallic-colored, streamlined body. This species is dark metallic blue on the back and upper sides with white lower sides and belly.

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Salmon Grouper

Abundant off the central and the southern coasts of California, the bocaccio is one of the most commercially important rockfish in that region. It is also a well-known gamefish in its range and a good eating fish, with soft and juicy white meat.

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Blue Fin Tuna

Bluefin spawn between Japan and the Philippines in the spring and summer and migrate across the Pacific in their first or second year of life, the journey taking seven months or less.

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Sand Bass

In Mexican fishing waters , the Spotted Sand Bass is abundant along the Pacific side of the Baja California Sur peninsula, throughout the Sea of Cortez south to Punta Chivato, and along the coast of mainland north of Guaymas, but it is absent from the oceanic islands.

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Bonito

It is colored blue to violet above, with metallic luster becoming silvery ventrally.

It has ten or eleven stripes on its back running obliquely from the dorsum forward, and fifteen or more rakers below the angle on the first gill. 

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Sheephead

Found only from Monterey, California south to mid Baja California, this fish can grow to almost 36 inches and 35 pounds but the photo specimen was 16-1/2 inches and 2-1/2 pounds.

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Calico Bass

SERRANIDAE FAMILY; also called calico bass, California kelp bass, rock bass, sand bass, bull bass, kelp salmon, cabrilla

The kelp bass is common along the central and southern California coast and northeastern Baja, and ranges from the Columbia River, Washington to Magdalena Bay, Baja California.

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Skip Jack

A member of the family Scombridae, the skipjack has the streamlined body shape typical of the fast-swimming tunas. Dark stripes on the lower half of its body are distinguishing characteristics.

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Cow Cod

Feeds on small fishes, octopuses and squid. Live squid and oversized metal, lead and rubber jigs are often effective baits for this species. Live or salted anchovies or frozen squid are also considered good baits for the cowcod.
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Striped Marlin

Pacific Striped Marlin are one of the most sought after game fish in Cabo San Lucas because of there size and availability. They can be caught most of the year and are a great crowd pleaser.

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Dorado

The Dorado, also known as Mahi Mahi or Dolphin fish, is one of the most exciting offshore gamefish. Coloring ranges from a dark blue along its back and changes laterally through a green – gold – yellow color spectrum.

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White Sea Bass

A member of the Sciaenidae family, the popular white seabass belongs to the grouping of weakfish or corvina and is not a true bass or sea bass.
White seabass stocks have struggled due to overfishing by commercial gillnets, which are now illegal in California for this species.

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Giant Squid

The giant squid remains largely a mystery to scientists despite being the biggest invertebrate on Earth. The largest of these elusive giants ever found measured 59 feet (18 meters) in length and weighed nearly a ton (900 kilograms).

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Yellow Fin Tuna

Yellowfin tuna are found throughout the tropical Pacific. The world's single largest biomass of yellowfin inhabits the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean (ETP), ranging from Chile to southern California.

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Halibut

These bottom-dwelling flatfish are yearlong residents in sand and mud-bottomed coastal waters, found from the surf zone to about 300 feet deep, from Washington State to Baja California.

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Yellowtail

Yellowtail stocks are currently considered to be optimally exploited after they recovered from earlier over-exploitation in a now-closed purse seine fishery; catches have since remained relatively stable and have increased in some areas.

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Lin Cod

Lingcod is neither a ling nor a cod – it’s a member of the Pacific greenling family, Hexagrammidae, native only to North Pacific waters off the west coast of North America. 

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Barracuda

California barracuda are near shore, epipelagic, schooling fish found from Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, to Kodiak Island, Alaska. Thin and toothy, an axe handle with jaws, Pacific barracuda are smaller than their Atlantic relatives, and undeserving of the fierce image conjured by their name.

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Red Snapper

A highly-prized game fish, the Red Snapper is distinguished by an overall bright red or sometimes a dark pink color, predominant on the head, back, and all fins, which gradually turns into white with a silvery sheen on the lower part of the body.

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Albacore

Albacore is the only tuna species allowed to be marketed as white meat tuna. Traditionally the premium canned tuna, this highly migratory species is gaining prestige in the finest white-tablecloth restaurants and sushi bars for its mild, delicate flavor.

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Rock Cod

This species is known by a number of common names: Rockcod, Rockfish and Snapper and is distinguished by its heavy, stout build. Rockcod have a large, broad head usually bearing spines and strong ridges.

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