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Aug-16-2005, 07:04 PM #1
San Martin Island
Our 2 day this weekend has been changed from an Albie trip to a 150 mile run to San Martin Island. Can anyone help me with what sort of gear one would take? Fishing is for YFT, YT, and Dorado.
Thanks in advance,
Aug-16-2005, 07:07 PM #2
San Martin is good fishing for surface YT so a 30# rig would work for that. Take a 40# for the dropper loop YT also. The checkerboards can be really good there too so have an outfit for them too. When all else fails, the bottom fishing for lings and such is good as well.
Aug-16-2005, 07:13 PM #3
40# yoyo, 30# surface Iron, 30# bait and some light stuff for inshore.
Lot's of yoyo/dropper loop fishing.
There is some great fishing there.
Aug-16-2005, 07:22 PM #4
Thanks... I've never been there before.
Aug-16-2005, 07:27 PM #5
Send down a few rockfish for BIG Lings.
The bottom fishing is worth the trip.
Aug-16-2005, 07:31 PM #6
Bottom fishing. Lotsa of lead. Some yt, but not much. When your sporty setups up "Ben's rock", be the first one downwith a deen or an iron to catch the big yt with 40-60# test. After that bite slows, bottom fish and drink beer.
I'm surprised your trip is not going to scour the lower 500 for yft. I personlly would rather get skunked lookiing for tuna and paddies then bottom fish.
Aug-16-2005, 07:43 PM #7
AgreedOriginally Posted by aguachico
Aug-16-2005, 08:46 PM #8
I just got the word. I am really excited to go down there. I've never been there either. I think we can look forward to so nice sized YT and they have been finding the DoDo and YFT on the paddies. See you at the landing,
Aug-17-2005, 11:45 PM #9
I fished there the last 2 years in the fall on a 2.5 day trip and on the way home from a 4.5 day trip. I have slayed the YT both times on Salas 6X and tady 4/0 in scambled egg color.
Last year I was the hot stick for YT at San Martin (tor20, 700M, on 40lb), in about 4 or 5 hours we fished there I probally caught 10+ decient YT up to 25lbs (no monsters but still much fun). I would cast out as far as I could and let the jig sink for a 15 count and work the jig back in. I had a blast we were catching good numbers of YT with bonito mixed in also.
Jay"My Name is Jay and I am a Fishaholic!!!"
Aug-18-2005, 11:39 AM #10Originally Posted by sdangler
If Iam reading this right it sounds like you are fishing on the outside of San Martin not the actual Island?
If you are on the outside just your basic local Tunafish gear. Albacore gear and maybe a meat stick/big fish.
Kelps, Porpoise, Whales,jumpers, ect. same deal
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