Typically for this time of year in Southern California, the focus is on bottom-fishing — rockfish, lingcod, sheephead, and the like. As an alternative, anglers that have the time and money will opt to go on the long-range boats out of San Diego for 8- or 10-day trips and longer. They are hunting for big yellowfin tuna off the southern coast of Baja, Mexico. Few fisherman can say they’ve caught a cow tuna (200 lbs. or greater), and even fewer can say they’ve caught a super cow (300 lbs. or greater). This week, angler Shannon Nutt joined the exclusive Super Cow club aboard long range vessel The Excel with Captain Justin Fleck.
Big fish of the day was caught by Shannon Nutt. She picked up a 325-pound yellowfin tuna, her personal best”. Continued Fleck, “Eric Mulhardt picked up a 284, his personal best. Ron Walker got a 277, which was his personal best. And Steve Lindsey had a 270, his personal best as well. Good fishing for us, and it was a great way to end the trip. We got some real trophies and everybody had a good time.”
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