A full moon seems to have the fish active, but makes making their favorite bait more difficult, live squid. The new moon and around that time is a favorite time for white sea bass fishing. Corona Del Mar State Beach Located at Latitude/Longitude: 33.5936 / -117.8742 just south of Newport Harbor entrance. This is the beginning of a series of excellent fishing areas that continue south along the coast on down to Laguna Beach. Very large white sea bass and sheepshead are caught as well as good calico bass fishing. Lots of rocks and reef areas so try to not let the fish get to the bottom or they will break you off.
Although not considered larger gamefish several of the varieties can reach 15 pounds of more. Caught year round both at islands and along the coastline. Along with being excellent eating their coloration is quite amazing.
Giant yellowtail to over 40 pounds, white sea bass, dorado, tuna, mako shark, halibut, calico bass, sand bass, bonito, sculpin, whitefish, and dozens more. Both day and full day fishing trips often catch hundreds of fish per trip meaning.