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Volume 6, Issue 38  | May 11, 2021

Davey’s Locker & Newport Landing Sportfishing land record Yellowtail catch

Jessica Roame, the education manager for Davey’s Locker & Newport Landing Sportfishing, shared this record catch from last Friday’s, April 23rd afternoon half-day trip aboard the Western Pride

Three trophy-sized Yellowtail were caught in local waters weighing 45 lbs., 43 lbs. and 38.7 lbs., respectfully. These were the largest Yellowtail that Capt. Mike has seen from a half-day trip in his 11 years as a captain.

Davey's Locker Tyler Kirk

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Tyler Kirk shows off his 43-pounder, one of three caught in the afternoon

According to Capt. Mike, “Yellowtail of this size are rarely, if ever, caught off a coastal Southern California fishing boat this far north of Mexico. The size of these Yellowtail in late April is more likely to be caught on the backside of San Clemente Island, close to 60 miles away from Newport Beach.”

Davey’s Locker & Newport Landing half-day trips are running daily from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday-Thursday and double half-days at 5:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday. Call to schedule a trip at 949.675.0550 or visit their website at to book your sportfishing reservations online.

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