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Compiled by Zach Cavanagh

Bass fishing continues to be the main event at Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching.

In his weekly report, Captain Brian Woolley credited this to a strong crop of bait. Woolley said the live anchovy is “phenomenal” and that flylined baits have been the way to go. Woolley is telling anglers to come with an eight-foot fast-action rod and a matching reel.

The bass have still been all over everything, including artificial lures. Despite some overcast days and a little wind, the water has been at a strong 68-degree temperature to bring in some strong bass counts.

The smaller yellowtail have still been spotted along kelp lines around the harbor, and Fury again got solid yellowtail numbers at San Clemente Island.

Dana Wharf also ran its first week of its summer kids camp last week. Aboard the Clemente, 13-year-old AJ Hinshaw of Mission Viejo pulled in a 58-pound seabass without crew assistance.

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

June 26 – 6 boats, 244 anglers: 2 yellowtail, 162 calico bass, 19 sand bass, 1 sculpin, 6 sheephead, 46 whitefish, 8 rockfish, 40 blue perch, 1 china croaker, 423 bass released

June 25 – 8 boats, 218 anglers: 9 yellowtail, 221 calico bass, 36 sand bass, 20 sheephead, 6 whitefish, 12 rockfish, 3 barracuda, 4 bonito, 10 mackerel, 2 opal eye, 4 Spanish jack, 3 blue perch, 866 bass released

June 24 – 7 boats, 288 anglers: 38 yellowtail, 279 calico bass, 23 sand bass, 2 sculpin, 8 sheephead, 3 whitefish, 2 barracuda, 1 bonito, 586 bass released

June 23 – 9 boats, 233 anglers: 2 yellowtail, 132 calico bass, 35 sand bass, 1 sculpin, 1 sheephead, 10 rockfish, 5 barracuda, 5 bonito, 7 blue perch, 3 treefish, 610 bass released, 3 white seabass released

June 22 – 9 boats, 240 anglers: 7 yellowtail, 205 calico bass, 61 sand bass, 5 sheephead, 2 vermillion rockfish, 1 halibut, 24 mackerel, 1067 bass released, 8 barracuda released, 7 white seabass released

June 21 – 10 boats, 326 anglers: 206 calico bass, 17 sand bass, 2 sculpin, 3 sheephead, 1 rockfish, 3 barracuda, 15 bonito, 2 halibut, 8 blue perch, 862 bass released

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