The good news is ... well, it's all good news. There are still bluefin tuna holding on the Cortez Bank. The local fishing in La Jolla is heating up as private boaters and an occasional sportboat are finding white seabass off the canyon edge in 100 feet of water. The Coronado Islands are still producing good numbers on yellowtail. Halibut are sliding into 40-60 feet of water on the SoCal flats. The spotted bay bass fishing is strong with the currents in San Diego Bay and the 1/2 day boats are finding plenty of freezer-filling rockfish.
March 20 dock totals
The Dolphin 1/2 day am run with 18 anglers aboard reported 3 sheephead, 2 sculpin, 35 rockfish and 7 lingcod caught.
24 anglers aboard the Malihini 3/4 day run to the Coronado Islands boated 42 yellowtail.
The Premier 1/2 day am run with 12 anglers aboard called in with the morning total of sheephead, 2 sand bass, 20 rockfish and 45 halfmoon.
22 anglers aboard the Sea Trek 1/2 day am run caught 25 sanddab, 58 rockfish and 11 lingcod.
The Daily Double 1/2 day am run with 22 anglers aboard reported 2 sheephead, 6 sculpin, 69 rubberlip seaperch, 64 rockfish and 1 sand bass caught.
24 anglers went out to the Cortez Bank on the Tribute 1.5 day trip and caught 67 yellowtail, 130 rockfish, 10 bonito and 13 bluefin tuna.
The New Seaforth 1/2 day am run with 30 anglers aboard reported 4 ocean whitefish, 4 sheephead, 14 sculpin and 134 rockfish caught. 42 anglers aboard their pm run boated 2 white seabass, 1 sculpin, 145 rockfish and 1 lingcod.
El Gato Dos 1/2 day am run with 2 anglers aboard called in with 3 ocean whitefish, 1 sheephead and 16 Rockfish.
The San Diego 3/4 day run to the Coronados with 35 anglers aboard reported 116 yellowtail caught.
The Sea Watch went out on a local 3/4 day with 24 anglers aboard and returned with 6 ocean whitefish, 3 sheephead, 14 sculpin and 132 rockfish. (And all 24 anglers)