LONG RANGE UPDATE

San Diego sportfishing landings are beginning their long-range 12- to 16-day trips and are finding the same kind of great fishing they’ve had at much shorter ranges this fall. It’s not that the bite has shifted far south, it’s just the normal operation for this time of year. Skippers on these trips are reporting very good success on yellowfin tuna and wahoo. Royal Polaris on Nov. 3 reported yellowfin to 250 pounds, while Excel has been on some tuna to 255 pounds. There are also schoolie tuna in the 15 to 25 pound range being caught on these trips.