First yellowtail weighed in at Balboa Angling Club


NEWPORT BEACH — The first Yellowtail of the season was weighed in at the Balboa Angling Club, May 14 by longtime member Paul Hoofe earning him the First Yellowtail Flag.            

His catch weighed in at 44.72 pounds and was caught using 20# line.  Hoofe and other members of the Balboa Angling Club are getting ready for the Yellowtail, Sea bass and Halibut Tournament, scheduled for June 5 to 8.            

Yellowtail, Seabass and Halibut are the species to catch in this tournament using up to 30# line class maximum for only $40 per angler. Non-members are welcome. Anglers will fish from 8 p.m. on Thursday to noon on Sunday, with weigh slips due at the club by 2 p.m. with an awards party to follow at 4 p.m. A kick-off party with a potluck is planned for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at the Balboa Angling Club            

The clubhouse is located at 200 A Street (just a few doors down from the Balboa Pavilion) with plenty of parking at the Balboa Pier. For more information, call (949) 673.6316 or visit

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