The Eclipse returned to dock at Seaforth Landing on Monday morning from a 2.5 day trip with a pair of yellowfin tuna and a single bluefin tuna. The Eclipse was fishing in U.S. waters, within 90 miles of San Diego where the tuna were caught.
The bigger of the 2 yellowfin weighed a hefty 44.8 pounds, a good fish for local waters at any point of the season. But in May, any showing of yellowfin is remarkable.
Bluefin tuna have been seen and caught in local waters for at least the last few weeks, and there have been rumors circulating of yellowfin sightings as well. But the Eclipse’s photos are the first we’ve seen this spring.
With the water temperature already 4-5 degrees warmer than normal, many are predicting this will be one of the best sportfishing years in history for the San Diego fleet. Last year’s summer fishing season was spectacular, and it’s looking like these fight might not have ever left.
The Eclipse has a 1.5 day trip scheduled to depart Friday evening for $305 per head, and their online reservation system shows 22 spots available as of today. Visit their website for more information.