While the fleet has mostly made the move down south or hauled out for the winter, a few boats continued to fish on following a strong Swordfish bite that’s been happening in the canyons recently. The ‘Primary Search’ was one of those boats searching the canyons for what fish may still be lingering in our waters. While fishing for some fresh Mahi, Austin’s crew hooked on an Opah! Well, what’s an Opah? For many of us, we were left asking the same question.
An Opah, normally found in tropical waters such as Hawaii, is the only known warm-blooded fish. While a few long-liners off our coast have reported to catch them when they begin migrating from the Grand Banks, but this is the first known recreational catch of an Opah.
Austin and his crew were ecstatic to find out they had caught a “unicorn” of a fish such as an Opah. Congrats to the crew!