12-year-old San Clemente resident George Dyer shows off his 12-pound yellowtail caught aboard the Sum Fun. Photo courtesy Dana Wharf
12-year-old San Clemente resident George Dyer shows off his 12-pound yellowtail caught aboard the Sum Fun. Photo courtesy Dana Wharf

Compiled by Steve Breazeale

Last week saw a rise in the amount of yellowtail being caught out on the waters surrounding Dana Point Harbor, culminating on June 8, when 21 of them were caught.

The number of yellowtail being caught has dwindled since the weekend, but they appear to still be active in the area. Here is the fish count from June 8 to 11:

6/8—144 anglers; 21 yellowtail, 21 barracuda, 28 calico bass, 15 sand bass, 11 rockfish, 4 opaleye, 3 sheephead, 1 sculpin, 1 halibut.

6/9—269 anglers; 38 rockfish, 36 sand bass, 35 calico bass, 20 perch, 18 barracuda, 13 bocaccio, 11 sculpin, 5 sheephead, 2 trigger fish, 1 bonito, 1 whitefish.

6/10—148 anglers; 51 calico bass, 35 rockfish, 15 sand bass, 11 blue perch, 6 opaleye, 5 sargo, 3 barracuda, 1 sheephead, 1 halibut.

6/11
—152 anglers; 74 vermillion rockfish, 24 barracuda, 18 calico bass, 16 rockfish, 6 sand bass, 3 sculpin, 3 sheephead, 2 yellowtail, 1 boccacio, 1 halibut, 1 rubberlip perch.
Other Dana Wharf News: There is now a free kids fishing clinic every Sunday at Dana Wharf, from noon to 12:30 p.m. Experienced fisherman will display fishing technique, hook-tying knots and more.

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