By: Terrence Berg, 976-TUNA.com
The action on the exotics isn’t just for the overnight and longer boats. Mission Belle out of Seaforth Sportfishing was out Sept. 25 with 38 anglers on a three-quarter-day trip and landed 51 yellowtail, eight yellowfin, seven dorado and five bluefin. Bongos III out of Davey’s Locker had five anglers Sept. 25 who landed 34 yellowtail and four dorado. Freelance, also out of Davey’s, was out with 55 anglers and they caught nine yellowtail and a dorado. There is a good band of warm water that extends from the Catalina Channel south along the coast past Dana Point and San Diego that connects with the warmer water to the south, allowing schools of fish to have access all the way up the coast. The forecast warming trend for later this week and the full moon Sept. 29 should just keep this bite wide-open for now.