Decided to jump on the San Diego

Dec 25, 2016
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San Clemente
Name
Mike
Boat
Wellcraft Coastal 2600
Took a chance & decided to jump on the San Diego with my son yesterday along with 17 others (mostly rent a rod guys n 1 gal), boat left prompt @ 5:30 already with anchovies / dines, we motored out between 35 / 40 miles, looked to be due west of the islands, found a few kelps with no one home & kept searching, roughly about an hour later Booger saw a large bird school so we motored up there & metered large grade tuna & stopped on them with no luck (tried flat falls while others used dines), the search continued & came across a nice kelp & what was described as enough yellowtail for month long limits for the boat, they were boiling around every direction, hell you could've free gaffed a few if you wanted, but............there was so much bait around we only managed to land a couple on that stop (anchovies, dines, sniper, irons & the kitchen sink didn't work), driving away in disbelief the search continued onto to the next stop, another large bird school which you could see the fish swimming around as we pulled on top of them, several schools of yellowtail in roughly a 1/8th mile radius (we're thinking score, one stop shopping), my son & ended with 3 on that stop on dines, again way to much bait in the water (more bait in the water than yellowtail, again Booger says enough fish for month long limits.....if we could get them to bite), the search continued on for pretty much the samething, very large open water yellowtail schools already fat n happy with bait everywhere, I'd go on but you get the message, all in all my son & managed a total of 5 with 2 more broke off, anyways it's always fun to get out on the water regardless of conditions, or what you do, or don't catch. BTW......kite was flown all day with no luck (although came across quite a few schools of tuna).

Thanks again San Diego
 

Pablo2fish

Run N Gun
Oct 27, 2008
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Newport Beach
Name
Paul
Boat
Sold it! Can't we just take yours?
I think that sounds like a pretty good day considering you went fishing on one of the busiest weekends of the year. A friend asked me to fish the Yellowtail on the backside of Catalina yesterday. I took a pass figuring they wouldn't like being run over by several hundred boats. I would be totally shocked if you said anyone got a Bluefin.
 

jughead

Well-Known "Member"
Jun 10, 2006
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Alpine
Name
John
Boat
24 Seaswirl striper
Thanks for posting. Maybe with all the bait around the smaller yellowtail will get some weight on them. Great info thanks
 

_dayday

Well-Known "Member"
Mar 5, 2017
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San Diego
Name
Dylan
Boat
17ft CC "Gringo Mandingo"
Sounds like everyone should start investing in spearguns!!! When they don't bite, force feed them the steel!
 

Tunaslam

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Apr 25, 2003
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Diamond Bar, Ca 91765
Name
Cory Visser
Boat
N/A
A few Tails for the Barbie, right on!