Lori Heath reeled in a 19-pound, 3-ounce yellowtail on an open party boat on April 30 as part of the 2016 TowBoatUS San Diego International Yellowtail Derby 2016. The derby started April 30 and runs through June 5 off the coast of San Diego. Anglers participate in the derby either on private boats or as individuals on an open party boat (such as Heath).
A 32.7-pound yellowtail was caught on May 1 and was the derby’s initial leader. This year’s derby also features a tuna division. The division’s top catch will yield a $500 cash prize.
Visit internationalyellowtailderby.com to keep up with the derby.