A 38-pound white sea bass was caught on the Helena, a Dana Wharf boat, on June 27. Photo: Courtesy
A 38-pound white sea bass was caught on the Helena, a Dana Wharf boat, on June 27. Photo: Courtesy

Dana Point Times

After a giant south swell and an increase in temperatures, the water outside the Dana Point Harbor has been ripe for bass fishing, according to Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching captain Brian Wooley.

In his latest fishing report, Wooley outlined how certain areas of water were measured last week at 59 degrees, but by the end of the week, those same areas were measuring 71 degrees.

The half day and three-quarter day boats out of Dana Wharf are seeing plenty of calico bass and rockfish and are starting to see more bonito and yellowtail filter into the area.

Here is the latest fish count out of Dana Wharf:

6/29—5 boats; 119 anglers: 237 calico bass, 34 yellowtail, 26 bonito, 17 rockfish, 15 whitefish, 2 sand bass, 1 sheephead.

6/28—4 boats; 168 anglers: 221 calico bass, 17 sand bass, 2 sheephead, 1 rockfish, 1 yellowtail.

6/27—8 boats; 219 anglers: 199 calico bass, 27 yellowtail, 17 blue perch, 15 sand bass, 8 whitefish, 5 bonito, 2 barracuda, 1 white sea bass, 1 sheephead.

6/26—8 boats; 335 anglers: 223 calico bass, 104 blue perch, 65 vermillion rockfish, 37 white fish, 33 bonito, 27 sand bass, 22 yellowtail, 21 sheephead, 16 sculpin, 4 boccacio, 1 barracuda, 1 trigger fish.

6/25—8 boats; 273 anglers: 223 calico bass, 102 vermillion rockfish, 47 rockfish, 6 sand bass, 5 yellowtail, 5 bonito, 1 sculpin, 1 barracuda.

6/24—8 boats; 273 anglers: 133 calico bass, 72 sand bass, 68 rockfish, 32 vermillion rockfish, 24 sand dabs, 6 sheephead, 4 sculpin, 2 trigger fish, 1 yellowtail.

6/23—7 boats; 182 anglers: 120 calico bass, 90 rockfish, 70 vermillion rockfish, 34 sand bass, 20 sand dabs, 19 yellowtail, 10 blue perch, 9 bonito, 4 barracuda, 4 white fish, 2 boccacio, 2 sheephead, 2 sculpin.

 

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