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JACKPOT WINNERS aboard the Independence out of Point Loma Sportfishing.

Updated May 21, 2024

ISLANDS

Catalina Is. — A few barracuda have shown in the past week, and bonito catches ramped up. There were rockfish to target as usual but the partyboat catches tended to include good numbers of whitefish too. Yellowtail came into the picture a bit better as well. Halibut continued to provide a big game target in shallow.

San Clemente Is — Lots of yellowtail sighted on the electronics and on the surface but not biting well yet. The Fury out of Dana Wharf loaded anglers up on whitefish adn rockfish while picking off some halibut in shallow and a few bonito. Also making the run to fish here, the Toronado out of Pierpoint Landing did entice 4 yellowtail over the rail and a pair of the flatfish.  Navy ops closure map/schedule at: http://www.scisland.org/schedules/safetyZoneUse/days/12.html   Navy island info links and kite regs: http://www.scisland.org/

U.S. OFFSHORE

Outer pelagic waters — Sunday night the San Diego offshore fleet headed southwest toward waters just north of the 60-Mile Bank. The bluefin tuna schools were a mix of 50- to 80-pound class fish and jumbos of 150 to 200 pounds. Skippers were pushing for anglers to be equipped with 100-pound gear, rail rods, 2-speed reels. It was again mostly night time fishing, but there was also some good kite-bites during the daytime for the first time this season.

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