Black Sea Bass caught surf fishing in Malibu

Not your average surf perch.  Since no one has credibility without proof, this post needs pics.

Lamiglas 528, Penn 500, 30# Ande, big leader, big hook, big bait.  The guy with the farmer tan weighs 212# the last time I was on the scale.

There were more than 100 people on the beach watching by the time this fish was landed.  Photo courtesy of a German tourist.  That's a decent bass by any yardstick, especially for a surf fisherman.  Released after this Kodak moment.