Excellent action continues despite the weather. The long-range tuna fishing is still going strong 700 miles south of San Diego. The highlight aboard the Qualifier 105’s Jan. 6-16 trip was Rick Newton landing the first 300-pound fish of 2006. After joining the 300-pound club, Newton said: “I’ve always wanted a 200-pound tuna. I’ve been to Cabo several times, Puerta Vallarta and Panama chasing this dream. I can’t believe I just caught a 300-pound tuna. I am so stoked.” Catalina 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Fishing is slow, but there are a ton of squid and lot of bonito along with the Catalina perch and juvenile white seabass. Coronado AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card There are yellows still getting up under the birds and biting the iron here, but they don’t stay up long, and there are not a lot of bird schools. Anglers who work hard and have a fast boat can pick off a fish or two. Sumo Jr. in blue and white, scrambled egg and dorado have been working. Rockfish The season closed Jan. 1 except in Mexican waters, and the San Diego fleet continues one-day and longer trips south.