Outside the Box

Outside the Box
Brandon Hayward splits his time between serving as editor/publisher of The Bight ( and guiding throughout the Southern California Bight from his 23-foot Parker through his guide service, A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Brandon spent his summers and time post-college working on San Diego-based sportboats before taking on a writing career. He's written three books on Southern California saltwater fishing: The Southern California Angler, Getting Bit, The Local Angler. Brandon lives in San Clemente, California, with his wife, two children and a Nova Scotia duck-tolling retriever.
Brandon Hayward

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