Decided to jump on the San Diego

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by YellowBullet08, May 26, 2018.

  1. YellowBullet08

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    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
     
  2. tunachuck

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    Nice! Sounds like a fun day on the water to me
     
  3. Blue Frontier

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    Thanks for the report.
     
  4. aguachico

    aguachico I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Good stuff
     
  5. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    best boat in the fleet.
     
  6. dannykl1957

    dannykl1957 Well-Known "Member"

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    what size were the yellows you were seeing? I'm guessing the small stuff.

    Glad you had a fun trip with your son. Thanks for the report.
     
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  7. mhanson59hb

    mhanson59hb Fear No Fish

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    5 yellows sounds like a great day to me!
     
  8. Pablo2fish

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    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.
     
  9. jughead

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    Thanks for posting. Maybe with all the bait around the smaller yellowtail will get some weight on them. Great info thanks
     
  10. _dayday

    _dayday Well-Known "Member"

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    Sounds like everyone should start investing in spearguns!!! When they don't bite, force feed them the steel!
     
  11. Tunaslam

    Tunaslam I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    A few Tails for the Barbie, right on!
     
  12. Jiggermeister

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    Thanks for the report
     
  13. Jiggermeister

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    Did any of you guys try using anchovy?
     
  14. YellowBullet08

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    Yes but there were 1000's of them free swimming in small to large bait balls
     

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