1. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Its good to know that it wasn't just us that saw them around. Its amazing to see YFT this close to inshore. Where we saw it was only about 5-10 miles from the shipping lanes.

    Two years ago we saw some huge boils and birds crashing. We never got to see what was causing the boils since the fish disappeared ever time we got near. It happened in Catalina and also offshore. The offshore was probably tuna and the one near catalina was probably yellowtail.
     
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  2. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I'm just trying to help someone out there if they are going local to be on the watch. We didn't have any live bait since the plan was to only go for rockfish. It looks like there are still some interesting fish around due to the warm waters. Most of the people are focused on rockfish and lobsters this time of the year in the local waters.
     
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  3. Azarkon

    Azarkon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    There seems to be a bubble of very warm water around Southern California despite a developing La Niña further south so I wouldn't be surprised. 71 to 73 degree water around Long Beach at this time of year is more significant than people give it credit for.
     
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  4. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Fishtrack still shows the water is warm around the area. Even though the water between LA and Catalina is measured at 69-70 in the graph, the actual measured temperature was around 71-73.4 based on the fish finder and sensor on the transducer. The number from the Fishtrack site might be based on average temperature over some depth and not the surface within 10 feet.


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  5. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    This picture of warm water definitely confirms those were yellowfin tuna you saw.
     
  6. rob2dog

    rob2dog Newbie

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    Once upon a time (1984ish) there were monster sized Longfins (Albacore) in that area.
    They were upwards of 70#s. Anybody else remember? Half day trips were getting them!
     
  7. larry dickson

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  8. larry dickson

    larry dickson Member

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    Yes, I definitely remember those big albacore in the channel. May have been some records made and/or broken. Also some pretty decent sized yellowfin mixed in with them (70#) , and they were there for a while in the fall, fished on the first string and blackjack and caught a few. sounds like it may be time to do some scouting around out there!
     
  9. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    That was before my time, but I do remember there was a lot of tuna caught during the big El Nino in the late 90's (1997 or 1998).
     
  10. So Cal Adventure

    So Cal Adventure Well-Known "Member"

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    It was Yellowfin. Seiners wiped them out same day after they saw your post. Whats new. Story of the season for US waters.
     
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    warhead Newbie

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    1997. I was there. Just past the outside rigs. A seiner wrapped us along with the fish. We had to get out of the set through a small section they left open for us.
     
  12. flyliner

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    We found (and caught) yellowfin on Sunday in the early morning very close to where you are saying you saw those fish in the afternoon.

    Sorry, I don't always have time to post reports, but you can check out my Instagram @therealflyliner for more up to date info.

    Our fish were all 30+ pounds.

    The yellowfin fishing this year has been challenging, but I have caught fish on most of my trips all year out of San Pedro. The factors making it challenging this year have been:

    (1) Tonnage of anchovy all year offshore

    (2) Seiners

    (3) Constantly changing offshore conditions

    Here is a tuna from Sunday:

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    flyliner @thereelflyliner

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    Aren't you the guy who tried to talk that college kid out of fishing from the San Pedro/Long Beach area for tuna because it was a waste of time? I think you mentioned all the fish were in San Diego?

    Um...if you like catching 5-8 pound yellowfin, then I guess you are right. If you want a shot at bigger fish, I would say you continue to be missing out on some fun fishing on yellowfin up to 60+ pounds that continue to be eager to bite the popper.
     
  14. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Thanks Jonathan. I'm glad you got bit and got some evidence that I'm not nuts! That is a nice fish! Was that caught with lure, trolling or live bait?
     
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  15. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    Jonathan you are the local yellowfin tuna magnet! I could swear you've taken a photo with that same fish dozens of times! LOL Sweet!
     
  16. Paddyman1

    Paddyman1 I love pangas

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    We're all nuts...:eyepoppin:eyepoppin:eyepoppin
     
  17. kimorb

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    Jonathan,
    I want to come and fish the popper with you! You almost always have impressive reports.
     
  18. flyliner

    flyliner @thereelflyliner

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    The fish in the picture came on a live sardine flylined on 20 pound flouro. They were also eating the popper. The popper has been VERY effective this year. Most years the popper is a lure you bust out in a wide open bite to have some fun. This year the popper has actually been the most effective way to get a reaction bite from these fish.....which have been stuffed with anchovy.
     
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  19. ShadowX

    ShadowX I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice... Congrats on the fishes! Next time I'll follow your boat like a googan chasing after cattle boats and anchoring in their chum lines...
     
  20. jeffdalton

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    When ever you see a hammerhead, you can be confident tuna are in the area. A few years back we would see hammers often and we would always stop and work that area for tuna and it always paid off.
     

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