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April 27, 2012

Black Sea Bass Tows Kayak Fishing Enthusiast Out to Sea

Kayak angler hooks a big one near San Clemente Island, off Southern California, and goes for a ride!

When the skipper of the mother ship that had taken a group of kayak-fishing enthusiasts to San Clemente Island, off the Southern California coast, noticed three yaks had strayed a mile offshore, he figured something was up.

In a report posted April 26, Phillip Friedman says that after a call on the VHF brought no response, Capt. Ricky Perez on the Black Pearl figured something was up. When he ran out in a Zodiac to check, he spotted angler Anthony Pinner’s Hobie Outback being towed farther out at a steady clip, his rod bent double.

Eventually Pinner brought up what he hollered out was the biggest white seabass he’d ever seen. Perez corrected him: It was  a giant black sea bass, a very different fish, and protected by law.

Once photos were taken of the fish, Pinner released it.