2018 ended and 2019 began with the yellowtail fishing being as good as it gets. I don't keep many fish but the last couple weeks I have had a string of days where I landed in excess of 10 fish in the morning. Even had 1 day where I landed 20 yellowtail before the sea lions moved in and shut me down. Most in the 18 to 23 pound range but there are some real bruisers cruising around, with some 45+ pounders coming ashore, and most of the action is within a few miles of the launch. Yesterday I decided I needed a change of scenery and with absolutely flat calm conditions I headed offshore, just to look around in the 67 degree water. I had no expectations and would have been totally OK with just seeing the life out there. A few breaching makos, a big thresher, and lots of turtles. Ran across an area that had some birds showing an interest and put the trollers out and landed 3 Yellowfin in about a half hour. I've never heard of tuna in this area in January so it was quite a surprise for me and the locals. We had some weather come through overnight so that may be the end of the tuna till July or August so I'll be firing up the pressure cooker today to tide me over for the next few months.