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Fifteen bass per rod at Barrett Lake opener

Largemouth bass
  • Largemouth bass
  • Image by Andy Bowen

The Barrett Lake opening weekend was a huge success, with the 165 anglers checked catching and releasing 2,565 largemouth bass! That's about 15 per rod.

Not many anglers made it out on the big blue yesterday due to the large south swell putting a bump on it, yet though those that did caught some fish.

As reported by SDFish.com, two yellowfin tuna were caught in U.S. waters this week. The largest one was 44.8 pounds — a nice fish, but a remarkable catch for May. The fish were caught to the west, and within 90 miles of San Diego.

9 anglers aboard the Chubasco II for a 1/2 day am run to the kelp edge caught 1 rockfish, 1 halibut and 52 calico bass. 30 of the 52 calicos were released.

The Dolphin 1/2 day am run with 11 anglers at the rail reported 1 white seabass, 2 sculpin and 48 calico bass caught. 40 calico bass were released. Their 1/2 day pm run with 25 anglers aboard returned to the dock with 6 sculpin, 31 rockfish and 2 calico bass. 12 calico bass were released.

The New Seaforth carrying 12 anglers aboard their 1/2 day am run called in 4 ocean whitefish,1 sculpin and 73 rockfish as the morning total. 14 anglers aboard their afternoon 1/2 day run boated 35 calico bass and released another 50.

The only boat to the Coronado Islands, the San Diego with 21 anglers aboard, reported 15 yellowtail, 1 sand bass, 6 rockfish and 5 bonito caught.

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