Southern CA Saltwater

Great codding in unlimited depths south of the border

BY MERIT McCREA/WON Staff WriterPublished: Mar 05, 2019

SAN DIEGO — Both Coronado Island and longer trips down the Mexican coast continued to connect solidly with quality rockfish. It continued to be limits-the-rule fishing down south, even as coastal waters remained a bit cooler.

A 30-POUND Baja Coast massive mossback yellowtail on the Tomahawk over the weekend.

As the Premier finished up the last of their deep-water Mexican waters extended 1/2-day trips, they contined to whack out limits of rockfish on every outing.

Out of Point Loma Sportfishing, the Mission Bell ran full-day to the Coronado Islands area and managed full Mexican limits for 15. They bagged rockfish, whitefish and sheephead, with 75 reds being the most numerous species on tap.

The local 1/2-day trips aboard the Point Loma produced a mix of bottom biters in the bag. On average anglers each had 5 or 6 critters to their credit.

At Fisherman's Landing it was Chris Martin who won the Dolphin halibut derby with his 31.5 pounder. He took home $1,800 in jackpot winnings.

Out of Seaforth Sportfishing, both the Tomahawk andPacific Voyager ran 2.5-day trips down the Mexican coast. The Pacific Voyager's 15 anglers connected with 21 yellowtail on the yo-yo iron, adding 100 reds as well. The 10 anglers on the Tomahawk boated two more yellows, including a 30-pound mossback.

They added 100 each of whitefish, reds and 100 other rockfish, plus 16 sheephead and a pair of lings.

On an overnighter, the Outer Limits turned in 160 rockfish and 5 lings for their 16 participants.

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