Photo courtesy of National Bass West
Tournament winners at Otay, Martin Keppeler and Will Larson with their largest, an 11.35-pound bucket mouth. The big female, along with all tournament fish, was released in good shape.
February 27 dock totals
8 Anglers aboard the Pronto 1/2 Day AM run out to the kelp boated 2 Barred Sand Bass and 31 Calico Bass
The Fisherman III 3/4 Day run carrying 31 Anglers aboard returned to the docks with 4 Sculpin, 44 Rockfish, 5 Lingcod, 24 Bonito and 12 Yellowtail in the gunnysacks
The Premier 1/2 Day AM run with 35 anglers on the deck reported 7 Sculpin and 201 Rockfish caught
3 Anglers aboard the Josie Lynn for a 1/2 Day AM run caught 25 Rockfish
The Daily Double 1/2 Day AM run with 22 Aboard called in with 1 Halibut and 7 Sculpin
17 Anglers aboard the New Seaforth 1/2 Day AM run boated 3 Barred Sand Bass, 36 Calico Bass and 1 Bonito. Their 1/2 Day PM run with 14 Anglers aboard produced 1 Barred Sand Bass and 40 Calico Bass
39 Anglers aboard the San Diego 3/4 Day run south to the Coronado Islands did well, boating 55 Yellowtail, 26 Rockfish, 1 California Halibut and 1 Bonito
The Outer Limits 3/4 Day carrying 26 Anglers aboard reported 30 Rockfish, 4 Yellowtail and 3 Bonito in the gunnysacks.
On the freshwater, the crew over at the National Bass West San Diego division had a successful tournament on lower Otay this last Saturday with just about everyone of the teams getting their limit of 10 fish, or five per angler.
Martin Keppeller and William Larson teamed up and 31.8 pounds for their 10 Largemouth Bass and earned themselves $2,635 in prize money. Taking second place, the team of Mike McLernon and Jerry Hobart totaled up 21.86 pounds with their limit for $1,190 in prize money.
The day was very productive for all 32 two-person teams, as the bass are up in the shallows already for the spawn and feeding well.
You can view the rest of the results here.