For the first time in years, large schools of giant sea bass are swimming right alongside divers at La Jolla Cove. One of those divers emailed us to say it’s a sight we shouldn’t miss.
Divers are always looking for that special moment underwater, the one they can savor. In the waters off La Jolla Cove, that moment has arrived. Giant sea bass started showing up about two weeks ago, but we’re not talking one or two.
“Every once in a while, you’ll see one out here off La Jolla, but nothing like this many fish – 15, 20 fish is unheard of together so tightly spaced,“ said diver Roger Bly.
The giant sea bass we saw today ranged between 75 and 125 pounds, with the biggest bass well over 150 pounds.
These magnificent fish are as gentle as they are big, and will allow an up close look.
What???? They’re that big and they’re silly enough to let you get close to them?
Aw hell naw. La Jolla’s a little under two hours away from L.A. I could be there and back by dinnertime.
*Yeah, yeah, I know you’re not supposed to cook sea bass the way you would freshwater bass. I mean, you can, but sea bass is often pan-roasted, grilled, baked, or prepared some other uppity-ass way. But I’m from the south, and when someone says “bass,” I don’t think about sea vs. freshwater, I think skillet full-a grease and cornmeal.