Big bluefin!

Capt Brian Castleton of the New Seaforth and Eric Weidele with two pending record bluefin tuna.
  • Capt Brian Castleton of the New Seaforth and Eric Weidele with two pending record bluefin tuna.

The yellowtail bite has pretty much shut down at the Coronados though the boats are finding them in numbers offshore on kelps along with some decent dorado. The yellowfin tuna are charging into San Diego waters and among the larger-than-normal bluefin taken there has been a report of two bluefin shot while freediving by Capt Brian Castleton of the New Seaforth and Eric Weidele. Weighing in at 181 and 183 on the IGFA certified scale at Seaforth Sportfishing, both record fish for SoCal waters.

Yesterday's dock totals

Fisherman's Landing sent 78 anglers out aboard 3 boats and reported a total catch of 88 yellowtail, 15 yellowfin tuna, 20 dorado, 1 sand bass and 105 rockfish.

175 anglers aboard 6 boats out of H&M Landing put 229 yellowfin tuna, 14 dorado, 153 yellowtail, 112 calico bass, 141 rockfish and 12 bonito on the deck.

Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing reported that 24 anglers aboard 1 boat caught 4 bluefin tuna, 24 yellowfin tuna.

Point Loma Sportfishing hosted 32 anglers aboard 2 boats and reported 2 calico bass, 15 sheephead, 1 sand bass, 97 rockfish and 7 yellowfin tuna caught.

Seaforth Sportfishing hauled 336 anglers out on the briny aboard 14 boats and reported 175 yellowfin tuna, 6 bluefin tuna, 230 yellowtail, 42 calico bass, 54 rockfish, 34 dorado, 3 bonito, 8 sand bass, 2 sheephead caught.

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