By: Terrence Berg, 976-TUNA.com
The band of warm water that is holding a vast number of yellowtail and dorado has continued to extend well up into the Catalina Channel, and there are dorado and yellowtail on kelp all along the Orange County and Los Angeles coastline right now — in very good numbers. They are getting hammered daily by private boats and the sport fleet from all of the landings, but most of the three-quarter-day boats are still getting from four to 12 fish per trip. The best action has been for anglers who are the first boat to roll up on a kelp at graylight or last light. The boat pressure has kept the fish a little spooked, so finding a pod of fish that haven’t been run over all day is the key to getting a few fish.