By Zach Cavanagh
Our City Scoreboard keeps you updated on all of the local San Clemente youth and community team accomplishments and special individual performances of the week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for submission.
San Clemente Teen Hooks 212-Pound Swordfish
Cooper Allen, a 15-year-old sophomore at San Clemente High School, pulled in a surprise catch on a family fishing trip on Sunday, Aug. 18.
The Allen family took a private fishing trip on the Cliffhanger out of Dana Point Harbor looking for some tuna. However, 12 miles off San Onofre, Cooper Allen caught what his mom Devon called “the pinnacle of a fisherman’s career.”
On a line hooked with a mackerel as live bait, Allen pulled in a 212-pound swordfish. Allen fought the fish in a seven-hour battle.