8/24 New Seaforth AM & PM half day

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  1. GOTTEM

    GOTTEM Well-Known "Member"

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    Hoppped on an AM half day trip out of seaforth landing after seeing the insane counts. Once we arrived at seaforth landing at 6:00am the boat promptly left at 6:30. We were greeted with beautiful bait-cured sardines (5-7 inches) & mackerel.

    AM Trip-
    We arrived at a local spot just approx 30 min from the harbor. The stop ended up producing so much fish that we didn't even move the entire trip! A mixture of bonito, barracudas, & smaller grade yellowtail all rushed the boat. It was an easy limit (5) for the whole boat on the tiny fire crackers. The only nicer grade yellow which ended up being the jackpot fish was caught on a dropper loop right on the bottom. Overall a fun morning session with good company; the boat was extremely packed (60ish anglers) but we all worked together to minimize tangles. The trip was so good that my friend dragged me into going onto the PM half day too LOL.

    PM Trip-
    Boat promptly left at 1230, and we were off again! The captain wanted to avoid the morning spot as it was extremely crowded, by trying to find our own fish. After couple spots we called it quits and anchored up along with the other boats in the rough vicinity of the AM trip's location. The boat was rushed by bonito, calicos, sand bass, etc; however the yellows didn't seem to want to bite. Finally on our last stop, we were able to connect with some nicer grade yellows (15-20lbs).

    What worked-
    -15-50lb leaders
    -flylined sardines (nose or butt hook)
    -dropper loop (best way to target the bigger yellows)
    -irons (coupe quality fish caught on the iron in the dorado color)

    Overall:
    Great to be on the water. Unfortunately, the yellows were definitely quantity over quality. For a half day trip catching limits of yellows, I really can't complain!

    Tight lines

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  2. RyanErb

    RyanErb Love to fish!

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    Sounds like a fun day and hot bite! Fun doubling up on 1/2 day trips when the fishing is that good!
     
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  3. Jigslinger

    Jigslinger Fishing is an incurable disease

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    Nice! I was planning on going the PM trip today but got caught up and couldn't make. Looks like missed an awesome bite.
     
  4. MarktheShark56

    MarktheShark56 Well-Known "Member"

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    So.....you caught TWO limits in one day?
     
  5. GOTTEM

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    I'm flattered that you assume I am that great of a fisherman to limit out BOTH times LOL. But to answer your question no. No where in the report did I say I kept two limits. I kept my morning limit and gave away my afternoon fish to less fortunate fishermen.
     
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  6. RiceEater

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    I may try my luck out on the Daily Double for a 1/2 day AM trip this weekend, depending on the number of open spots.
     
  7. Bottom Line

    Bottom Line Village idiot

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    Yellowtail limit in Ca. is 10 fish - only 5 can be retained less than 24" length...
     

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