California has a lot going for it… Disneyland, Tahoe, gay marriage, wine, Hollywood and more. Bonefish, however, are a little scarce. Many have heard about bonefish in San Diego Bay even sometimes north of there (although not in San Francisco Bay). A kids fishing event in Long Beach has, in past years, turned up bonefish. I’m guessing they were not record-setting bones, but still good to know.
About 30 different species of fish were snagged during the catch-and-release event last year, Scott said, and the battle for most strange or unusual fish always turns up some oddities. In years past he said he’d seen a lobster, starfish, bonefish, midshipman and even a barnacle-clad fishing pole “some angler must have lost years ago,” be unearthed from the sea.