"For the next couple of days we are going to put the wahoo on the back burner and turn our attention toward the tuna. We will keep you updated.”
Captains Justin Fleck and Mike Ramirez
(619) 223-7493 - Fisherman’s Landing
“Having Lots Of Fun”
“Here is what we have been up to so far,” said the report from Independence January 11. “The last 2 days we have been fishing, and having lots of fun in the process. The first day was on the slow side, but today was good fishing for tuna in the 125 to 180-pound category. There are even some Wahoo on the bank that want to play. The weather is still breezy, but not too bad. We have lots of time left, so we hope to have some more action like today. Today’s hot hand belonged to Dane Barriault, as he was unstoppable. Rick Ozaki was a close second with a hand full of nice tuna for his efforts.”
Captains Mark Pisano, Paul Strasser, Jeff DeBuys
(619) 226-6006 - Point Loma Sportfishing
First Day Fishing
“For our first day down here in the zone,” observed the report from Intrepid January 11, “we were greeted with wind and waves and the catching has slowed down a bit from the previous trips in this area. We did put together a day of quality tuna and wahoo despite the change in the weather. Tonight we will make a tank of big baits and get back to work tomorrow. Wish us luck.”
Captain Kevin Osborne, Jesus Companioni and Mike Pritchard
(887) 686-7827 - Point Loma Sportfishing
Tuna Keep RP Busy
“It doesn't get any better,” said the report from Royal Polaris January 11. “We've had excellent fishing for the past week, and it doesn't seem like it's going to slow down. The wahoo fishing slowed a bit, but the yellowfin are keeping us busy. Most of the yellowfin are in the 90 to 140-pound range. We did have a handful of fish in the 175 to 190-pound range. It's fun for all aboard.
“We also caught a very unique fish today. Craig Ito caught a 17-pound California whitefish. We don't know what the world record is, but it's the biggest whitefish I've ever seen.” (Note: The current all-tackle only IGFA record stands in the new 2011 record book at 12 pounds, 11 ounces, held by Nicholas Sullivan, from San Martin Island in 2000. If this fish is submitted and accepted, it would lift the bar a far piece.)
Captains Frank LoPreste, Roy Rose, Billy Santiago Jr.
(619) 226-8030 - Fisherman’s Landing