July 11 2019 Need Tips Coronado Islands on San Diego

geebee

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any info appreciated on what to expect how to prepare for full day fishing aboard the San Diego at Coronado Islands Thursday out of Seaforth Sportfishing

i heard the yellowtail are mostly being caught on flylined sardines on 20-25lb line, and surface jigs

what size are they running

any info appreciated, I'm debating whether to take a 60lb rig just in case
 

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10-15 and yes take the 60lb
 
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...take the 60lb
thanks how would you recommend pre-rigging my 60lb to standby in the rack (Avet HXW Raptor 3speed, Calstar 700XH, 100lb power pro, fluorocarbon leader), plenty of flat falls (rigged and stock), rubber band sinker, 1/0 mutu ringed circle hooks...
 

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Leave the 3 speed Avet in the garage,you're fishing the islands.
 
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geebee

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Leave the 3 speed Avet in the garage,you're fishing the islands.
was my second guess, too ... big tuna are around and it's not unheard of the San Diego hooking them - it takes me no extra effort to bring an extra rig
 

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I was on the liberty yesterday. Live bait was by far the best way to get a bite. I know they recommend 20-25 but my buddy bagged a limit fishing straight 30 and 40 mono. The heavier line allows you pull harder away from the sea lion. The yellows were reluctant to eat the iron at times but if you could definitely hang a few if you stick to it. I caught all my fish on the JRI 7. Just fish whatever you feel the most comfortable and you’ll catch them. Good luck
 

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The crew did spot some bluefin splashing around but I doubt they will bite 60lb. I’d leave the abet 3 speed at home, but it might not be a bad idea to bring a 40lb 2speed rig.
 

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ok, thank you all, will let you know how it went...
 

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we (the San Diego) slaughtered them, 140 yellowtail for 34 passengers - i only saw 7-10 pound fish

bite was all day, pick most of time, wide open a few times (two stops were memorable)

skipper could have provided a lot more real-time info on what the fish were doing during stops, knowing water depth is never out of style

many people not following the basic rules (many tangles):
  1. keep in contact with bait (no slack)
  2. keep line out in front at all times
  3. cast in forward and walk bait to stern (a lot of stern hogs, jigs on stern and jig fishermen with wind in their face)
  4. follow your fish
  5. comunicate
40lb is your heavy rig (i couldn't get bit on it) i didn't take 50 or 60# rigs

flylined sardines did very well (2-1/0 hooks)

jig fishermen out performed bait

one young man caught nine YT on 10 foot cal star and white salas surface - yoyo not so hot

MY LESSON (not a yellowtail fisherman): Leave the spectra at home, fish straight mono (too many tangles and cut lines to waste money on expensive line)

PS: saw another genius using black spectra...
 
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many people not following the basic rules (many tangles):
  1. keep in contact with bait (no slack)
  2. keep line out in front at all times
  3. cast in forward and walk bait to stern (a lot of stern hogs, jigs on stern and jig fishermen with wind in their face)
  4. follow your fish
  5. comunicate

PS: saw another genius using black spectra...
Sounds like a typical 3/4 day trip
Glad you guys killed them
 

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I'm thinking Tue or Thur is your best bet.
I'm no the only one that likes it!