San Diego is home to California’s State Record Blue Catfish, a 113 pound 5 ounce trophy caught by Steve Oudomsouk at San Vicente on July 24, 2008. That catch broke the previous state record (101 pounds) which was also set at San Vicente in 2000.
With the temporary closing of San Vicente for the Dam Raise Project, Lower Otay emerges as the most popular destination for anglers seeking large blues. In 2007, a 98.45 pound blue was caught at Otay, so the thought of another state record coming from San Diego is not far fetched before the re-opener of San Vicente.
|Diamond Valley||56.80||March||2012||Richard Stilliter|
|El Capitan||50.85||April||2015||Marrow Kimble|
|Lower Otay||102.9||October||2016||Noy Vilanysane|
|San Vicente||113.40||July||2008||Steve Oudomsouk|