Huge yellowtail caught off San Diego coast

Mike Lackey (left) and Scott McDonald with the 81-pound, 4-ounce yellowtail.
Mike Lackey (left) and Scott McDonald with the 81-pound, 4-ounce yellowtail.

Our San Diego-based correspondent, Steve Carson, reports on a giant yellowtail caught making big news.

 

NEWS FLASH- MONSTER YELLOWTAIL

By Steve Carson

 California Sportsman

 

 

The largest yellowtail in several years, and one of the largest ever caught was brought in by Captain Mike Lackey’s Vagabond out of Point Loma Sportfishing in San Diego last month. The monster yellow weighed 81.4 pounds, and was landed by second skipper Gordon Lackey, who was using a Penn 114H2 reel with 80 pound line, and a live mackerel fished on the bottom near Alijos Rocks. Fortunate angler Lackey  and fellow Vagabond crewman Scott Donald hefted the beast for the camera.

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