Due to their popularity, Golden Trout have since been introduced throughout the mountain range, as well as other high-altitude rivers and lakes. However, their original waters are still the most iconic place to target them. The area is now a “ Golden Trout Wilderness.”
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Food Value: None since you can’t keep them (and they aren’t supposed to taste very good anyway)! Comments: Although pretty to look at, they are pugnacious, strong, and not the friendliest fish . They are extremely territorial and will defend fairly large areas.
A CALIFORNIA FISHING LICENSE IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FISHERMEN OVER AGE 15
|Large Mouth Bass||2||15 Inches|
|Striped Bass||10||No Size|
California . The Golden State unconventionally declared four different nuts as its official state food , but almonds are the obvious choice. The state produces 80 percent of the world’s crops!
Unfortunately, California’s coastline topography makes it more expensive to build here than most other places. Also, there’s the ocean. Construction labor and the cost of the raw materials have been rising over the last five years, and are higher in California than other parts of the country.
The Golden State
Garibaldi have several natural predators including larger fish , some sharks, seals and sea lions and, on Santa Catalina Island, Bald Eagles. They are sometimes caught on hook and line and, because of their territorial nature, are easy prey for fishermen or divers using spears.
Garibaldi are bright orange . Rather than camouflage, their coloration acts to draw attention to themselves and they stand out like a traffic cone on a busy street.
Food Value: A good eating fish that is generally fried. Comments: Primarily herbivores (vegetarians), opaleye eat a variety of plants including feather boa kelp, giant kelp, sea lettuce and coralline algae. If the opaleye are allowed to encircle the kelp it’s pretty much over.
about 12 to 14 inches
One reason the garibaldi is protected in California is its popularity as a salt water aquarium fish, for which a law was passed to make it illegal to remove them from their habitat. Being fiercely territorial, it is not uncommon for the garibaldi to chase away divers from its nesting area.
Catalina Island’s many coves, beaches, and reefs offer an incredible array of fishing habitat. Schools of mackerel , sardines and smelt are abundant around the island and attract larger sport fish, like Yellowtail and White Sea Bass .