If you've enjoyed opah in a restaurant and wondered what one looks like, take a glance at the accompanying photo.The 115-pound specimen was caught Monday by Bernie Caughlin on a 1.5-day voyage into Mexican waters aboard the American Angler out of San Diego.
The San Diego fleet is targeting yellowfin and albacore tuna but anglers on these trips will sporadically catch an opah, which are sometimes referred to as moonfish.
Caughlin, who used a sardine as bait, nabbed himself a prize as opah flesh is delectable and increasingly popular in seafood restaurants.
The American Angler's count for the day: 78 albacore and one opah.
-- Pete Thomas
Photo of Bernie Caughlin and 115-pound opah courtesy of Bob Hara