SAN DIEGO — The local calico bite came into its own through the week. By the weekend 1/2-day boats were posting big scores on calico with barracuda and sand bass in the mix.
The Daily Double out of Point Loma posted nearly 200 calico for 16 fishers on their Saturday afternoon run, keeping 43 over 14 inches. Seaforth's Dolphin ran with 18 and lifted nearly 150, sacking 44 Friday.
ANOTHER BRUISER BLUEFIN, this time aboard the Condor out of Fisherman's Landing.
For most the offshore bite was on the light side, but finding the right kelp made the difference. Most trips connected with 1 to a handful of tuna, including both yellowfin and bluefin, and some 100-pound plus models were landed.
However, the Pacific Queen had a couple of stand-out trips, decking limits of yellows on top of a pair of tuna. Thursday it was 160 yellow and 2 bluefin for 32 fishing. Friday their 33 put on 105 more forks and a pair of yellowfin. Liberty had 9 bluefin on a 3/4-day.
Those tuna strayed into U.S. waters, including areas like the 43, 181, The Corner and even closer, just past the 9-mile. The big 100-pound plus models were found close for anglers dragging the kite gear.
New Lo-An out of Point Loma Sportfishing had "non-stop action." In the end they were able to finish with 4 bluefin and a yellowfin, including 120- and 118-pound bluefin.
Choosing island action over the offshore, the Sea Adventure 80 from H&M Landing's docks fished the front side for yellowtail and bonito, nailing 24 forks and 40 bonito. Rudy Morgan of Lakewood pulled a dandy 21 pounder on the long rod and surface plug.
Also out of H&M, the Chief connected on a 2.5 dayer, getting 108 tails and 2 tuna, one of each persuasion.
NEW LO-AN brought in 2 blues over 100 pounds to Point Loma Sportfishing this trip, a 118 and a 120.
SEA ADVENTURE 80 at San Clemente Island.
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