Fishing’s big news for the month is the first Bluefin Tuna being caught. The fish was caught February 4, 2017. There were hundreds more seen, however being so early in the year most boats were not prepared to catch them and lost multiple fish due to light line. The fish were also extremely finicky as we all know Bluefin can be. This is an amazing sign of what’s to come for this fishing season. Not only were hundreds of fish seen, but we’ve also been seeing their favorite food around. There’s been a huge amount of Pelagic Red Crab being seen around Catalina Island and all over the rockfish grounds. The Red crab, also known as the “Tuna Crab”, is what the Bluefin Tuna originally followed into this area. With such a great amount of food and bait fish off the coast of Southern California, we forecast another great year for Tuna fishing.