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Another week brought another rise in water temperature, 67 to 68 degrees, and sunny days brought the best fishing out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching.

In his weekly report, Captain Brian Woolley said the half and three-quarter day trips stayed along the coast, but the trips picked up plenty of calico bass. Flylined baits of anchovy pulled in the majority of the calico bass.

Those shorter trips saw some yellowtail along the kelp lines, but Woolley said it was mostly small ones. Bigger fish latched onto sardine lines with a few barracuda in the mix. There aren’t many big schools, but some can be found in the kelp above and below Dana Point Harbor.

On its trip to San Clemente Island, Fury found some good bottom fishing as well as strong showing of whitefish. Woolley said there was a variety of kelp bass, sheephead and bonito and there were only two yellowtail for the trip.

Here is the latest fish count out of Dana Wharf:

June 20 – 7 boats, 165 anglers: 105 yellowtail, 194 calico bass, 5 sand bass, 14 sheephead, 112 rockfish, 1 sculpin, 77 white fish, 3 barracuda, 15 bonito, 15 mackarel, 2 blue perch, 460 bass released, 1 white sea bass released, 2 barracuda released

June 19 – 6 boats, 162 anglers: 1 white seabass, 108 calico bass, 8 sand bass, 2 sheephead, 1 barracuda, 13 bonito, 1 thresher shark, 770 bass released, 14 sculpin released, 27 barracuda released

June 18 – 7 boats, 203 anglers: 9 yellowtail, 1 halibut, 117 calico bass, 28 sand bass, 2 sculpin, 4 sheephead, 3 whitefish, 1 barracuda, 3 bonito, 1 halibut, 9 yellowtail, 35 mackerel, 7 blue perch

June 17 – 10 boats, 357 anglers: 2 yellowtail, 226 calico bass, 14 sand bass, 22 sculpin, 11 sheephead, 185 white fish, 10 rockfish, 1 barracuda, 11 bonito, 20 blue perch, 661 bass released, 14 barracuda released

June 16 – 11 boats, 323 anglers: 212 calico bass, 35 sand bass, 1 sculpin, 4 sheephead, 3 whitefish, 6 barracuda, 1 bonito, 1 halibut, 1 yellowtail, 1 white sea bass, 894 bass released, 8 barracuda release, 1 halibut released

June 15 – 6 boats, 179 anglers: 264 calico bass, 20 sand bass, 5 sculpin, 1 sheephead, 1 whitefish, 1 rockfish, 875 bass released, 8 barracuda released, 1 white sea bass released

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