Christmas tuna for Southland anglers
Owner Norm Kagawa docked his boat Shogun today at Fisherman's Landing after the 13-day Will Fish Tackle charter returned with seven yellowfin tuna weighing over 200 pounds each from the remote Hurricane Bank in Mexico.
"We had good fishing, with a variety of methods working," Kagawa said. "Afternoons were better than mornings."
The jackpot tuna was landed by Lew Hurlbutt of Tehachapi, who brought in a 229-pound whopper. Second was Mel North of Buena Park with a 226-pounder and Gus Angelides of Roseville took third with a 218-pound fish.
"All in all the fishing was good every day," Kagawa said. "All of our fishing days were in fair seas and light winds."
Hurricane Bank is located 980 miles southwest of San Diego. It is a location known for cow-size tuna but also notorious for its unpredictable nature and wind-blown seas.
This was the last fishing charter of the year for the Shogun, which will be back out in early January.
-- Kelly Burgess
Photo: left to right: Lew Hurlbutt, Mel North and Gus Angelides pose with their tuna. Credit: Bill Roecker/Fishingvideos.com