December Yellows on the Beach - 12/12/19

PENN

Baja Belk

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Sep 8, 2009
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18.5 Striper CC - Puro Grande
1 mile straight out of the harbor, massive school of yellows under birds. Clearly a very poorly kept secret, the fleet stomped them out quick. I managed a double right away solo (Rapala and surface iron) before anyone else was on them, and then another surface iron fish hop-scotching the fleet. Had more opportunities when I could get out in front the birds but only a few more short bites. Bite was over by 9. All surface, no yo-yo. Nice grade, 16-18 lbs for me. Smaller irons worked better. The 14A didn’t even get a sniff but the 45 got hammered. Back in the harbor by 11 (looked around a bit but didn’t find anything else).

No complaints for a lazy morning ¼ day trip in December. Gorgeous weather. Water 60-61. Look for organized birds, and don’t be afraid to throw on porpoise.

Pretty sure the day cost me less than $20. Can’t beat that!

- Belk out!

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FloMar

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Runnin' and gunnin' brings back the memories!
Great job, quality Yellowtails, great PICS, thank you!!!!
Please send the fish NORTH!
 
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gettingbentwithbo

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I can't wait to do this in my aluminum skiff =)
 
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tom cindric

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all she's got
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Thanks for the report. I know That was going to happen. It's the only game happening now. Hopefully they stick around for a while.
 
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RodRage

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    Huntington Hillbilly
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    So that’s what they look like, it’s been a while but remember a few years back when they came into Long Beach and everyone was a professional yellowtail Fisherman..... even me!
     
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    efx

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    good job - please delete this post or there will be 900 parkers out there tomorrow combined with 7999 kayaks in 3'-6' swell at 16 sec. should be sporty. When I was out there last, all the yellows were out on the south 9. Gotta find the patty.
     
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    Baja Belk

    Long sappy fish stories.
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    good job - please delete this post or there will be 900 parkers out there tomorrow combined with 7999 kayaks in 3'-6' swell at 16 sec. should be sporty

    I made the decision to post based upon the fact that the secret was already out. There was a gazillion boats out there yesterday, severely impacting the bite. If you're a local hoping to take advantage of a "secret bite".......it's too late. Anyone who decides to pile on the fleet based upon my report should do so at their own risk, but hopefully small tidbits of advice offered may make the difference between a fish or two for the amateurs like me (ie: I normally wouldn't throw on porpoise inshore, but yellows were holding on them yesterday).

    I was going to go head out yesterday regardless based on some private intel, before I read about the bite on Fishdope. The bite is on blast already, my humble-brag ain't gonna make a difference.
     
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    WilliamL

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    Epic! Way to be in the right place at the right time. Thank you for the detailed report. Depending on much you give away you'll have enough to make it through the off season (if we even have one!)
     
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