Fishing the surf for Calico Bass can be so much fun! Literally almost any lure or bait could catch a bass depending on conditions and location. Calico Bass mature to adults in 4-5 years at about 10”-11”, then grow very slowly to around 33 years old, ((?size is mainly dependent on how much they can eat.?)) They are called kelp bass but are frequently caught around any sort of structure or cover available for them to hide and ambush prey. Jerk baits with single hook replacements work great and surprisingly will only pick up a very small amount of kelp / eel grass compared to trebles, just use heavy leader like 20- 25lb fluorocarbon just in case you get hung up. I have really seen WAY MORE catches with jerk baits after watching KVD fish a jerk and break it down when the bite is slow! He will let that bait suspend what seems like FOREVER in front of a lethargic bass. So don’t be afraid to let that thing just float around down there. Try a sinking jerk bait too, use them like a crank bait, letting it get deep on the retrieve and literally BOUNCE that thing off rocks, kelp, wood, sand, or whatever. Making a huge commotion is the #1 way I seem to get em when they’re active. Try to remember to retie your lure after ever fish or serious snag. I like to start fishing around Big Rock Beach in Malibu and head south to Santa Monica just stopping where you see rocks, kelp or birds near shore because they are all good indicators of fishy spots. I’ve seen some videos online on calico bass, read some passages in books and magazines and talked to some people at Fred Hall, I’m just learning so ANY advise on lure selection or locations or just shootin the shit about calicos would be appreciated greatly!!!! nicer one typical size friend...."look up." me...."huh?" fav. zero dark thirty put a good bend on that small rod typical size / smaller one Lucky Craft Flash Minnow 110SP Lucky Craft Surf Pointer Ayame Rapala Xrap if its really slow, try a drop shot Thank for reading! Hope you get a chance to get out there and have some fun!