Giant Dorado Caught Off California

Potentially the largest dorado recorded in California in the last 30 years

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that a 58.3-pound dorado could be the heaviest in California's last 30 years.

Ed Zieralski, a reporter for the Outdoors section of the Tribune, writes:

Captain Roy Tuck reported that Robbie Mailat, owner of the Malachi, a 30-foot Nor’Easter commercial boat, landed a 58.3-pound dorado that was weighed on a certified scale in Oceanside Harbor. The present dorado mark is a 66-pounder caught trolling in 1985, and there was a 53-pounder caught in 1987 that is mounted at Pacific Coast Bait and Tackle in Oceanside.

According to the report, Tuck thought a marlin hit the bait because the boil was so huge. He jumped into the wheelhouse and began following the fish, soon after, he and fellow angler Lance Magee reeled in the huge dorado.

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Courtesy of San Diego Union-Tribune