Striped marlin off the coast of Carrillo
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A smallish striped marlin was caught near San Diego last Saturday on a trolled tuna feather. It took the angler 11/2 hours to land the 95 lb fish. (on trolling gear??) No story on why they didn't release it once at leader, as is normally encouraged, but they took the

fish home.

Jimmy Herzog, fishing on an overnight trip on Monday out of Fisherman’s Landing aboard the Fortune, caught a giant bluefin tuna that taped out at 204 pounds onboard the boat. The fish officially weighed 179 pounds at the dock after being bled.


Mako attacks kayak

We caught this beautiful 100 pound mako off our kayaks in  La Jolla last week.

We caught this beautiful 100 pound mako off our kayaks in La Jolla last week.

A kayak angler caught and killed a small mako shark off La Jolla last Thursday. When gaffed, the shark lunged briefly at the kayak and then bit at a floating minnow bucket type bait tank once or twice. Mainstream media ran the story as a "shark attacking a kayak"...yeah, right.

July 28 dock totals:

Chubasco 2 Sportfishing sent 40 anglers out aboard 1 boat and reported 17 yellowtail, 3 sand bass, 9 calico bass, 2 bonito and 18 barracuda caught.

86 anglers aboard 4 boats out of Fisherman's Landing caught 92 barracuda, 36 rockfish, 33 calico bass, 1 sheephead, 4 yellowtail, 70 yellowfin tuna, 21 dorado and 21 bluefin tuna.

H&M Landing hosted 344 anglers aboard 10 boats and reported 1 wahoo, 239 dorado, 458 yellowfin tuna, 76 yellowtail, 32 sand bass, 1 halibut, 20 calico bass and 71 barracuda caught.

Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing reported that 24 anglers aboard 1 boat caught 2 sand bass, 9 calico bass, 7 barracuda and 39 yellowtail.

111 anglers aboard 4 boats out of Point Loma Sportfishing caught 17 yellowtail, 13 yellowfin tuna, 10 dorado, 1 bluefin tuna, 77 sand bass, 9 barracuda and 6 sculpin.

Seaforth Sportfishing sent 280 anglers out on the briny aboard 11 boats and reported 2 rockfish, 129 calico bass, 100 yellowtail, 56 dorado, 4 sand bass, 2 bonito, 102 barracuda, 54 yellowfin tuna and 2 bluefin tuna caught.

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