Brian Fagan did not waste too much time finding another big catch off the coast of La Jolla. The 56-year-old kayak angler from Poway reeled in this 42.6-pound yellowtail on a live mackerel on March 9. Fagan’s large yellowtail catch comes about five weeks after he reeled in a 74.2-pound white seabass with 32-inch girth, also on his kayak and off the coast of La Jolla.
Fishing columnist and outdoor writer Jim Matthews recently reported yellowtail action has been wide open for the San Diego sportsfishing fleet on 1.5-day trips. Most big yellowtail catches have been in the 18- to 25-pound class, Matthews reported.
A March 10 fish count of all landings on 976-tuna.com reported 112 yellowtail catches.