About Guadalupe Island-Great Whites, Tuna and World Record Yellowtail

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    Approximately 220 miles south of San Diego and 150 miles from the Baja Coast lies an awesome sight – Guadalupe Island. “Lupe” is 20 miles long and 7 miles wide with cliffs rising thousands of feet from the sea floor. The highest part of the island towers over 4000 feet above sea level. Wild goats, giant elephant seals, a few lobster fisherman, and Mexican marines are the only inhabitants. The fishing here is generally for big bluefin tuna, yellowfin tuna, yellowtail, and calico bass. In the late summer through mid winter the great white sharks smile for your cameras on most trips. Some of the more popular things about this island are fishing in the flat calm lee of the island, catching trophy fish, fishing around the clock, the amazing geology, and of course, the chance of seeing a giant great white shark in crystal clear blue water. The water is warm and clean most of the year and holds big yellowtail year round. July through December the yellowfin tuna fishing is at its best. It is said that giant bluefin tuna (over 200 lbs.) are always at or near the island. The Current World record Yellowtail of 91.6 lbs came from "Lupe" in 2003 aboard the now defunct Qualifier 105

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    The past few years the "Lupe" has been somewhat closed to recreational fishing due to ever changing regualtions from the Mexican Government. Hopeful that it may change again soon in our favor so we can visit and fish this great Island again.

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