12/2/17 yellowtail

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by fishnfool2, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. fishnfool2

    fishnfool2 Chapo

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    Me and a buddy took his boat out for the first time. We left Mission Bay around 6 with a nice half scoop of bait and some squid strips. shot over to La Jolla and did some bottom fishing got some White Fish couple rockfish and then put some Trolling Feathers out caught a few Bonita no sign of Yellowtail headed back in around 1 o'clock stop around OB for a quick drift for halibut Drop some deans on the dropper Loop and my buddy hooked a yellowtail probably 13 to 15 lb he got it up to the boat but I had a had a hard time getting the Gaff out of the gaff holder. so I decided to grab the line to swing it in and snap he was gone bounced off the gunnel and swam away . I feel so damn bad so now I need to take him back out and redeem myself. All and all good day
     
  2. DylanJ

    DylanJ Member

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    Thanks for the report. Nice to know they are still running around
     
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  3. scalesofjustfish

    scalesofjustfish Member

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    thanks for the write-up @fishnfool2, hopefully they stick around for the weekend...
     
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  4. Arima-bob

    Arima-bob Ship faced aquaholic

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    Damn! Better to have hooked and lost than to have never hooked at all.

    I'm glad to hear they are still here too!
     
  5. ror_sal

    ror_sal "I'm too drunk to taste this chicken"

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    Try the tail grab next time.... usually better results.
     
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  6. budda

    budda Newbie

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    Nice catch and release!!! It’ll be 20# next year!!!
     
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  7. the SLIDER

    the SLIDER https://multimediabylj.com

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    Got to be relaxed. You can pluck them out of the water if need be.

    https://videopress.com/v/8l5co42U
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
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  8. Willdoggy

    Willdoggy Willing Member

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    If I had 1$ For every swing and a miss! I’m haunted by several missed gaffs this Summer especially. The horror.
     
  9. fishnfool2

    fishnfool2 Chapo

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    That a great video and thanks guy's for the kind words
     
  10. muletrain

    muletrain Well-Known "Member"

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    I agree 100%. The tail grab works great. Just wait for it to get tired and will lay nice and quiet. Don’t be in a rush. Great way to release without harming the fish. I have released many yellowtail thus way

    Thanks for sharing
     

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