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By Zach Cavanagh

Photo: Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching

It’s a steady helping of all bass, all the time right now at Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching.

In his weekly report, Captain Brian Woolley said there has been solid action “across the board” with some keeper catches mixed in. The fleet continues to have good bait in sardines and anchovies with a helpful chum along the boats.

Woolley said that the water color has been good north of the harbor, but further south, the water has been slightly dirty. However, the break through of the sun has kept the water temperatures up.

No yellowtails showing up on the coast, but over at San Clemente Island and Catalina Island, the yellowtails continue to be everywhere. Good bass catches as well as some legal barracuda have made for some good trips. The Fury has also seen some blue fin tuna in their catches.

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Here are the latest fish counts out of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching:

July 4 – 5 boats, 131 anglers: 3 yellowtail, 4 bonito, 3 barracuda, 137 calico bass, 16 sand bass, 2 sculpin, 2 sheephead, 645 bass released

July 3 – 6 boats, 142 anglers: 112 calico bass, 20 sand bass, 12 sheephead, 1 whitefish, 5 barracuda, 35 bonito, 1 halibut, 67 mackerel, 390 bass released

July 2 – 9 boats, 252 anglers: 16 yellowtail, 159 calico bass, 20 sand bass, 2 sculpin, 9 sheephead, 25 whitefish, 5 barracuda, 35 bonito, 1 halibut, 67 mackerel, 1,073 bass released

July 1 – 9 boats, 227 anglers: 3 yellowtail, 96 calico bass, 7 sand bass, 3 sculpin, 18 sheephead, 5 whitefish, 33 barracuda, 2 bonito 1 halibut, 23 mackerel, 1 blue perch, 1 Spanish jack, 2 opaleye, 780 bass released

June 30 – 9 boats, 289 anglers: 1 bluefin tuna, 28 yellowtail, 113 calico bass, 2 sand bass, 9 sculpin, 15 sheephead, 60 whitefish, 12 rockfish, 17 barracuda, 1 bonito, 1 treefish, 877 bass released

June 29 – 10 boats, 269 anglers: 10 yellowtail, 215 calico bass, 23 sand bass, 3 sculpin, 22 sheephead, 5 whitefish, 36 rockfish, 50 vermilion rockfish, 55 bocaccio, 15 barracuda, 1 bonito, 12 blue perch, 1,011 bass released


Zach Cavanagh
Zach Cavanagh is the sports editor for Picket Fence Media. Zach is a California Journalism Award winner and has covered sports in Orange County since 2013. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @ZachCav and follow our sports coverage on Twitter @SouthOCSports.

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