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November 22, 2017 - 4:51am
 

Articles by Wade McDonald, For the Islander

Did you know that Sheephead fish can grow up to 3 feet and can weigh up to 36 pounds? They hunt for food during the day and when night time rolls around they swim into caves and crevices wrapping themselves in a mucus cocoon.

Giant Black Sea Bass were once a common sight along the Southern California Coast and as a direct result of overfishing became nearly extinct by the time the 1970’s rolled around.

In the early 1980s protections were implemented and placed into effect restricting both commercial and recreational killing and taking of this fish.

This extraordinary fish have a life span similar to humans and have been documented to have lived over 75 years, And as far as size and weight?  

Giant Black Sea Bass were once a common sight along the Southern California Coast and as a direct result of overfishing became nearly extinct by the time the 1970’s rolled around.

In the early 1980s protections were implemented and placed into effect restricting both commercial and recreational killing and taking of this fish.

This extraordinary fish have a life span similar to humans and have been documented to have lived over 75 years, And as far as size and weight?  

Fun Facts: Did you know that sheep crabs are the largest species of the California spider crab family? Well they are!  

Fun Facts: Did you know that sheep crabs are the largest species of the California spider crab family? Well they are!