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January 18 Dock totals

Chubasco 2 Sportfishing 14 Anglers, 1 Boat, 2 California Yellowtail

H&M Landing 100 Anglers, 6 Boats, *30 California Spiny Lobster, 125 Yellowtail, 354 Rockfish, 77 Whitefish, 30 Bocaccio, 20 Bonito, 6

Lingcod, 3 Sand Bass, 17 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Spider Crab, 2 Sculpin, 10 Sheephead, 183 California Spiny Lobster Released*

Point Loma Sportfishing 30 Anglers, 1 Boat, 1 Sand Bass, 14 Yellowtail, 3 Lingcod, 15 Rockfish

Seaforth Sportfishing 110 Anglers, 4 Boats, 39 Rockfish, 38 Lingcod, 48 Vermilion Rockfish, 130 Yellowtail, 3 Bonito, 72 Bluefin Tuna, 1 Halibut, 5 Sculpin, 1 Calico Bass, 3 Halfmoon

25 Anglers aboard the Eclipse 1.5 Day trip south to Colonet caught 39 Rockfish, 38 Lingcod, 48 Vermilion Rockfish and their limit of 125 California Yellowtail

The Tribute motored out northwest a hundred plus miles on their 1.5 Day trip carrying 31 Anglers and returned to the dock with 1 California Yellowtail, 3 Pacific Bonito and 72 Bluefin Tuna in the hold

7 Anglers aboard the Alicia 1/2 Day Twilight hoop-netting trip raised 15 California Spiny Lobster with 81 California Spiny Lobster Released

The Chief 1.5 Day trip south with 36 Anglers aboard reported 112 California Yellowtail and 248 Rockfish caught

15 Anglers aboard the Fisherman III 3/4 Day run sacked up 1 California Yellowtail, 12 Ocean Whitefish, 30 Bocaccio, 86 Rockfish, 1 Pacific Bonito, 6 Lingcod and 3 Barred Sand Bass

Also out at the Cortez area, the Invicta scored 17 Bluefin Tuna and 2 Pacific Bonito for the19 Anglers aboard their 1.5 Day trip.

Getting good numbers on the bugs, 10 hoop-netters aboard the Jig Strike 1/2 Day Twilight trip raised 15 California Spiny lobster, 1 Spider Crab, with 102 California Spiny Lobster Released

13 Anglers aboard the Vendetta 3/4 Day run caught a good mix, returning to the dock with 65 Ocean Whitefish, 17 Pacific Bonito, 20 Rockfish, 2 California Scorpionfish, 12 California Yellowtail and 10 California Sheephead in the gunnysacks

On the Whale-Watch front;

The first survey of Gray Whales in Bahia Magdalena this season cited over 450 leviathans in the lagoon! No number yet from San Ignacio. For some reason over the years, the whales seem to be more "friendly" and approachable in San Ignacio Lagoon...I wonder if it has to do with it being the only undeveloped calving lagoon.

After the discovery of Ojo Liebre Lagoon (Scammons' Lagoon) in 1857 by Capt Scammons, an estimated thousand whales were taken, producing some 25,000 barrels of oil. By 1872, wary whales and their population decline caused the abandonment of large-scale whaling operations in the area.

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