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48" halibut

On Saturday I caught a personal best 48" halibut. Nobody around had seen one that big from the area and I was pretty jazzed. That's a big halibut, especially from a kayak.

I ran into another guy here at Cielito Lindo that fishes the same spot regularly from a kayak. He is the only other person on a 'yak that I've seen since coming here in mid-February and fishing at least twice a week. Said he'd been fishing a year or so and hadn't really caught much to brag about. So, we shared info and began fishing together.

Christopher Maggio with a 54" black seabass, San Quintin, Mexico

When I caught the halibut I thought he would be there, since he had said he was going to camp by the spot with his family. As I was leaving, they came rolling in, and I had to brag up my fish. Told him to look in the back. He was in awe. I told him I was beat, and that I would probably paddle across and fish with him Sunday.

I didn't make it, though he did stop by in the afternoon to show me his catch — a 54" black seabass!

Sunday/ Monday dock totals

67 anglers aboard 3 boats out of Chubasco 2 Sportfishing sacked up 1 barracuda, 17 calico bass, 39 rockfish, 4 bluefin tuna,13 sculpin and 4 sand bass.

Fisherman's Landing hosted 170 anglers aboard 6 boats and reported 14 sculpin, 284 rockfish, 1 yellowtail, 11 yellowfin tuna, 3 bonito, 33 bluefin tuna and 6 lingcod caught.

136 anglers aboard 5 boats out of H&M Landing caught 27 bluefin tuna, 6 yellowtail, 12 sculpin, 1 sand bass, 151 rockfish, 1 lingcod and 1 whitefish.

Helgren's Oceanside Sportfishing reported 9 anglers aboard 1 boat caught 51 sanddab, 71 rockfish and 1 whitefish.

130 anglers aboard 6 boats out of Point Loma Sportfishing caught 24 yellowtail, 38 bluefin tuna, 2 yellowfin tuna, 155 rockfish, 1 bonito, 5 sculpin, 1 sheephead, 1 whitefish and 2 lingcod.

15 boats out of Seaforth Sportfishing with 414 anglers aboard returned to the docks with 132 bluefin tuna, 15 yellowfin tuna, 110 yellowtail, 9 sculpin, 161 rockfish, 6 sand bass, 67 calico bass, 3 bonito, 1 lingcod and 1 sheephead.

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