yellowtail off a pier??????????????

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by joser85, Oct 8, 2009.

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  1. joser85
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    Last week Thursday me and some buddies were fishing off the redondo beach pier. The Bonito has been coming in so perfect time to have some fun with light tackle. Any ways there this guy next to us catching mackeral like crazy! when out of no were his rod just gets bent HARD.

    sense he was fishing for mackeral with sasbiki hooks we think SEAL. so we pay no attention to him. After a few minutes of him fighting what we thought was the seal. We start to double think of what can be at the end of the line????? maybe black sea bass. Finally after about 20min we see color. NO FUCken way it that what I think it is.
    YELLOWTAIL. And not just any yellowtail I big fucken yellow tail. this guy had like 20lb test, but what made him actully land the fish was that the sabiki got wrapped around the fish causing the yellow to hardly but up a fight.
    One of my buddies runs over and grabs his pier gaff. right when he drops it guess who shows up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A fishermen worst enemy MR SEAL. &
    not just a regular seal this boy had to be about 1000lbs. he took 3 bites
    at the fish and on the last one he popped the line :cussing:. After a few seconds we seal come back up and leave. automaticly we think he ate the whole fucken fish. But for some reason this guy starts draging the bottom with a trouble hook after about an hour or so we see his snaged on the bottom. he starts to reel in slowly and what comes up..........The yellowtail we help him get it on the pier and holly shit it even bigger that what it looked like.
    the fish measured 54" long and est at 40lbs.
    what a fucken day.

    for some reason i cant post picutes but i will keep trying
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  2. joser85
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    check out the bits
  3. chiefen
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    holy shit!!!!!!! thats one hell of a pier catch!!!!!
  4. Reel hip
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    Wow! that's a story and a half. Who would have thought someone would drag the bottom for an hour. Glad his persistence paid off. That's a big yellow!
  5. YellowTail310
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    Holy crap! It's great to see that there is still life on our coast. I used to fish there all the time for bonitas. Are the bonitas still running in the harbor right now and how big are they? Thinking about going out there with a rapala and 4lb test. Thanks for the report.
  6. VICTOR JR
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    god dam first time a here about this man luck ass guy !!!!!but there is still alot of meat on there the seal took the belly only!!!!!!!!!
  7. Toad Patrol
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    That's the kind of fishing we had here 100 years ago. Yellows, WSB, huge halibut, even albacore followed the bait in. Before sport boats, the piers commonly caught all those fish.
    Rods and reels were introduce around the turn of the century and until then they caught mountains of fish with hand lines and nets. Fishing today is but a faint shadow.
    (But they're still just as tasty!)
    -Scott
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  9. T BICKLE
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    thats rad
  10. eddier68
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    Nice!!! My cousin caught a rat yellow off the IB pier back when it was a T ( 80's) Chucked a kroc at a kelp paddy that was floating by. People on the pier had a shit attack when he threw it back!

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