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Point Loma Sportfishing's Intrepid returns from trip with seven yellowfin tuna weighing 300-plus pounds

November 27, 2009 |  4:54 pm

Anglers pose with their 300-plus pound yellowfin tuna.

The Intrepid out of Point Loma Sportfishing returned to San Diego from an 11-day Baja trip yesterday with an amazing catch of yellowfin tuna.

Anglers boated seven yellowfin weighing more than 300 pounds each and 35 over 200 pounds.

"We had a school of yellowfin tuna that stayed with us for four days," said Intrepid skipper Kevin Osborne. "It was like we were a magnet and the fish never left us."

The last time such a haul of giant yellowfin was caught was 32 years ago, when the Royal Polaris out of San Diego's Fisherman's Landing brought in 10 fish weighing over 300 pounds.

There was a wealth of other sea life as well. Squid were easily caught for bait, sea turtles were abundant, and hundreds of dorado swarmed around the boat at night.

The boat is out on another 11-day sportfishing trip today. The next 11-day trip for the Intrepid and its crew departs Dec. 8.

--Kelly Burgess

Photo: Anglers pose with their 300-plus pound yellowfin tuna. Credit: Point Loma Sportfishing