By Zach Cavanagh

The sunshine has broken through and brought warmer temperatures. With warmer temperatures comes nice water and better fishing at Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching.

In his weekly report, Captain Brian Woolley said water temperatures from 65-66 degrees along the beach have “flipped the switch” on calico bass fishing.

For the half-day trips, there’s been successful bass fishing above and below the harbor. Woolley said that flylined live baits have worked best and suggests anglers come with a selection of hooks to line sardines and anchovies.

Woolley also said there is free kids fishing on Sundays. Dana Wharf offers a free half-hour kids clinic at noon followed by a free kids fishing trip at 12:45 p.m.

The three-quarter day trips have gotten out of the rockfish and come toward the beach as well. These trips also spotted some yellowtail six to 10 miles out in the kelp but didn’t get much to bite, yet.

Fury continued its good yellowtail fishing at San Clemente Island and also got into the bass fishing around Catalina Island.

Here’s the latest fish count out of Dana Wharf:

June 13 – 9 boats, 288 anglers: 10 yellowtail, 1 halibut, 21 bonito, 1 sheephead, 144 calico bass, 24 sand bass, 2 barracuda, 4 mackarel, 21 white fish, 5 blue perch, 484 bass released, 11 barracuda released, 315 mackarel released, 4 white sea bass released

June 12 – 4 boats, 134 anglers: 1 yellowtail, 115 calico bass, 5 sand bass, 9 barracuda, 381 bass released, 2 barracuda released

June 11 – 5 boats, 120 anglers: 1 yellowtail, 157 calico bass, 4 sand bass, 1 whitefish, 14 barracuda, 8 bonito, 1 blue perch, 571 bass released, 22 barracuda released

June 10 – 5 boats, 120 anglers: 6 yellowtail, 76 calico bass, 5 sand bass, 8 sheephead, 28 whitefish, 1 barracuda, 14 bonito, 1 triggerfish, 28 blue perch, 347 bass released, 14 barracuda released, 7 white sea bass released

June 9 – 12 boats, 257 anglers: 1 yellowtail, 1 white sea bass, 162 calico bass, 10 sand bass, 4 sculpin, 6 sheephead, 38 whitefish, 16 rockfish, 3 bonito, 8 mackerel, 1 china croaker, 11 blue perch, 1 thresher shark released, 886 bass released, 5 sculpin released, 3 barracuda released

June 8 – 9 boats, 153 anglers: 3 halibut, 148 calico bass, 5 sand bass, 4 sheephead, 5 whitefish, 1 barracuda, 10 bonito, 783 bass released, 8 barracuda released

 

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