Every summer, perhaps with the smaller waves of the season, the staghorn sculpin arrives on the outer shores.  Wherever anglers and staghorn sculpins overlap, the former finds the latter a source of great irritation.  The large gape of this small fish allows them to take quite large baits, and they do, frequently.

The staghorn sculpin never saw or smelled a bait it wasn’t interested in.  I encountered this attractive fish on August 1rst.  It was living right in the surf.  This species blends in pretty well with the sand it lives on or in.  I say in because sometimes they wriggle into the sand, burying  themselves.

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