The Coronado Islands. You will need a passport to fish there from now on, even from vessels departing from US waters.
The San Diego sportfishing fleet has made some adjustments in their fishing areas due to a new requirement for all anglers south of the border and within 12 miles of the Mexican coast to posses a passport. This includes those fishing aboard vessels departing from U.S. waters. To give folks some time to comply, the boats have shifted outside that area for a bit.
As there is a no-take in Mexico for bluefin tuna that are also being caught north of the border where 2 can be kept and the yellowtail fishing has turned on off La Jolla, this has not been a totally devastating blow to the fleet. The worst hit are the 3/4 day and overnight boats concentrating on the Coronado Islands and the Baja coast within the 12 mile limit.
May 29 dock totals
The Chubasco II 1/2 day am run with 25 anglers aboard returned to the dock with 31 yellowtail and 1 calico bass in the sacks.
13 anglers aboard the Dolphin 1/2 day am run caught 2 sculpin, 66 rockfish and 2 calico bass. Their pm 1/2 day run, again with 13 anglers at the rail, reported 3 sculpin, 49 rockfish and 3 calico bass caught. There were 110 calico bass caught and released between both trips.
The Fisherman III 3/4 day run with 17 anglers aboard called in a total catch of 7 sand bass, 5 rockfish and 28 yellowtail.
The Legend overnight trip with 31 anglers aboard reported 1 bluefin tuna and 5 bonito caught.
4 anglers aboard the Penetrator 1/2 day pm run boated 16 yellowtail.
Old Glory on an overnight trip with 15 anglers aboard returned to the dock with 75 calico bass, 12 sheephead, 60 rockfish, 2 sculpin, 3 lingcod, 10 bonito and 5 yellowtail in the hold.
18 anglers aboard the Malihini 3/4 day run caught 5 yellowtail, 8 bonito and 1 bluefin tuna.
The Sea Trek out of Oceanside with 18 anglers aboard for a 3/4 day run reported 5 yellowtail caught. 4 of the fish were released.
22 anglers aboard the Daily Double 1/2 day am run boated 49 rockfish. Their pm 1/2 run with 18 anglers at the rail called in with 32 rockfish, 1 lingcod and 55 calico bass caught, with 50 of the bass released.
The New Seaforth 1/2 day am run carrying 63 anglers out to the local kelp reported 10 yellowtail, 5 rockfish, 1 lingcod and 10 calico bass caught. 75 anglers aboard their pm 1/2 day run boated 12 yellowtail, 1 lingcod, 2 halibut.
1 yellowfin tuna, 3 bonito and 7 bluefin tuna were caught on the San Diego 3/4 day run with 34 anglers aboard.
2 anglers aboard El Gato Dos on a 3/4 day trip boated 3 yellowtail, 4 rockfish, and 3 bonito. Only 1 bluefin tuna for the 5 anglers aboard the Alexes 3/4 day trip. That's why it's called "fishing" and not "catching".