Soupfin sharks are swimming off the South Bay coast, according to Phil Friedman of Phil Friedman Outdoors.
A sizable specimen was caught off Torrance Beach just before 3 a.m. Thursday by Friedman's 21-year-old son, Philip Friedman.
The elder Friedman reported that soupfins—also known as vitamin sharks, because their livers contain an oil rich in Vitamin A, as well as school, flake and tope sharks—swim in schools of up to 50 individuals and may travel hundreds of miles to breed.
"Anglers around the Torrance and Redondo Beach areas have been using slabs of mackerel for bait and have found fishing to be best at night or in the early morning hours of the day," Friedman wrote.
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