Use one of three basic techniques to reel in one of the tastiest fish in the sea.
The critters, roaming freely and in growing numbers south of Point Conception, are a threat to shellfish.
David Bacon provides an insider's look at the live bait operation at Santa Barbara Harbor.
These sharks can be caught in shallow water and without traveling for hours to get to the best spots.
Whale watching in the Santa Barbara Channel is on now. Don't let the opportunity slip by to see big blue.
There's no better time to get hooked on thresher shark fishing.
It's hard to beat the experience of helping a child land his or her first fish, and there are several options for delving into coastal waters.
A tale from the perspective of a field mouse explains how escaping the Gap Fire isn't easy for some animals.
Explore the sanctuary's marine life and habitats without getting your feet wet.
Registry aimed at improving quality of recreational fishing data.
The ripple effects from overfishing are still felt, but setting annual catch limits will help propel progress.
Lower-than-average precipitation and the NorCal water wars may lead to dire socioeconomic effects.
Don't let the wind keep you from fishing in seabass season.
Boaters need to keep in mind the simple fact that making a life jacket part of the routine saves lives.
There's plenty of gear to be had at the harbor, but the real beauty of the event is in the camaraderie of the enthusiasts.
The marine weather stations, including one on the Santa Barbara Channel, are worth fighting for.
Calico bass are our saltwater finesse fish; make your move and reel 'em in.
Legislation would renew an exemption on federal regulations designed to reel in pollution by commercial vessels.
Capt. David Bacon has what you need to know to gear up before you head out.
There's no shortage of challenges for folks who wish to fish. In the meantime, you might as well just ... go fishing.
Fishing season opens Tuesday for "dinosaurs of the deep."
State K-9 units to be used to sniff out quagga/zebra mussels, munitions and other threats.
National survey indicates support but what do you think? Have your say.
Campouts in winter or spring offer serenity, solitude and space.
Here's how — and where — to go after the delectable denizens of the deep.
It's the best kind of exercise and, really, you can't beat the view.
Sometimes it's not a question of who wants it more, but who's closest to the action.
Whether you're dropping a line or seeking a photo opportunity, our local wharves are the places to be.
For a satisfying fishing experience, little sand dabs will do ya.
Don't leave the dock unless you know what you're supposed to do.
Sometimes even the wildest tales turn out to be true. You just never know what you might see in the sea.
Need a reason to fish for rainbow trout? They taste great, they're healthy to eat and they pay dividends in economic output.
Recent Interior Department decision acknowledges benefits of man-made watering holes.
The temperatures may be cooler but the fishing can be hot this time of year.
Surveys track the economic engine fueled by folks who enjoy the sporting life.
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