You could drift the gap between Anacapa and Santa Cruz Island, without a fish finder, and load up on quality deep water cod. Winter fishing in the Santa Monica Bay with live squid. Fish tiny little rock piles and get smoked by big sand bass. Fish deep water canyons along the coast out of Santa Barbara and find wide open fishing on huge chuckle heads. Everyone is bit and it looks like they are pulling on yellows. Fishing live mackeral for ling cod with Steve Kelly on the Island Tak. Fishing on the Del Mar, out of Marina Del Rey Sportfising, for bluefin tuna at The Topanaga Bubbles. They called them"Cannon Balls". Bonito and yellowtail in Redondo Harbor. Winter squid fishing for calico bass at San Clemente Island. Boats out of San Pedro would fish all winter with boatloads of fisherman with long rods to load up on quality calico bass. Boats like The Pronto, Mustang, New Hustler II, Freedom, etc. Fish Santa Barbara Island and load up with huge pre-historic looking sheephead. Reliable sand bass fishing all summer long along the coast. San Diego season would go as follows: Spring time yellows at the Coronados and kelp paddies starting in about March. Albacore in late June/Early July. Big Eye into October. Damn those things would bite! Sometimes yellowfin in the fall. Wrap it up with yellowtail and bluefin at the Coronados. Don Sansome, John Grabowski and Randy Toussaint running the Qualifier 105. 1000 fish days (yellowtail) at San Pablo. Fishing the Revillagigedos Islands. You learned about biting fish via a phone call, walking into a tackle shop, fish report in the LA Times or Western Outdoor News. There was always this rumor of a commercial guy fishing at night, for white seabass, in La Jolla. I believe his name was Andy Saraspe. No one else was doing it. You had to fish on the Dreamer to catch a white sea bass. No one else was doing it. Any time Alan Fay and Greg Trompass fished together, they made historic catches. It was a magical combo. ETC. .