Compiled by Steve Breazeale

With the rise in temperature in the area, it seems like the yellowtail and blue fin tuna are back and running outside the Dana Point Harbor. Dana Wharf Sportfishing and Whale Watching have also started their full day trips to Catalina Island.

Here is the fish count from August 31 to September 4:

9/4— 4 boats, 88 anglers; 119 vermillion rockfish, 45 rockfish, 34 calico bass, 28 blue perch, 26 blue fin tuna, 20 bonito, 15 sculpin, 13 yellowtail, 10 sand bass, 5 whitefish, 3 boccacio, 1 barracuda.

9/3— 3 boats, 100 anglers; 34 rockfish, 12 sand bass, 12 mackerel, 6 sheepshead, 5 calico bass, 1 blue perch, 1 trigger fish.

9/2—7 boats, 180 anglers; 189 rockfish, 34 boccacio, 34 calico bass, 6 sculpin, 5 sheepshead, 4 sand bass, 2 vermillion rockfish, 2 whitefish, 2 blue perch, 1 opaleye perch.

9/1—8 boats, 194 anglers; 58 rockfish, 41 boccacio, 27 calico bass, 24 sand bass, 21 sculpin, 12 blue perch, 6 sheepshead, 3 opaleye perch, 2 whitefish, 1 yellowtail.

8/31—8 boats, 188 anglers; 150 blue perch, 106 sculpin, 77 whitefish, 74 sheepshead, 45 sand dabs, 43 calico bass, 27 opaleye perch, 9 china croaker, 7 sand bass, 4 boccacio, 1 yellowtail.

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