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038 – Catalina Castaway with Jackson Kennedy

Catalina Island fishing, calico bass, barracuda, yellowtail snapper, bonita, California, fishing, ocean, saltwater, offshore fishing, pacific ocean

Did you bring the gaff?

Guest Profile

This week Jackson Kennedy joins us from Blythe, California. Jackson is working towards becoming a Federal wildlife officer. He knows and loves the California outdoors well, and is keen to help conserve it. But it should be no surprise that his favorite thing about getting out is getting bit. Jackson is an avid bass angler constantly on the hunt for big California largemouth bass. And recently he has has taken to saltwater. In this episode, Jackson shares with us his first Catalina Island fishing trip. Bass gear in hand, he got dialed in an got the rod bent. But the big toothy fish finale didn’t turn out quite the way he had planned …

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Fishing experience

Jackson’s primary fishing targets have been largemouth, smallmouth, and striped bass in his home waters around Blythe, California. However, it turns out there is a little bit of saltwater in California as well. Having been bit by the saltwater bug, Jackson has started dipping his tackle in the blue water as well. In this episode we talk about how he has plied his bass gear to entice some nice saltwater catches. Plus an awesome trip for some Catalina Island fishing.

Catalina Island fishing, calico bass, barracuda, yellowtail snapper, bonita, California, fishing, ocean, saltwater, offshore fishing, pacific ocean

Jackson Kennedy with some of his awesome fresh and salt water catches.


This episode takes place out of Catalina Island, California.

Catch of the Day

Calico Bass, Bonita, Barracuda

Catalina Island Fishing

In this Catalina Island fishing adventure, calico’s and bonita were on the pointy end of the hook. Plus a big barracuda surprise …


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