Spring-time off the Southern California coast means rockfishing and the possibility of one of 56 colorful species of rockfish, as well as California sheephead, ocean whitefish and cabezon, as well as powerful lingcod, as these photos from Pacific Coast Editor Jim Hendricks prove.
All of these species live around deep rocks and wrecks, with some beastly sheephead growing to 30 pounds and aggressive lingcod growing to 40 pounds.
That's California rockin'.
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