Let see you best yellowtail

tapatio

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Oct 19, 2011
495
139
tarzana
Name
aren antounian
Boat
montauk 17' and Glass Pro "Merisa Maru II"
2 weeks ago, todos santos island

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Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
11,212
6,605
Bishop
Name
Steve
Boat
18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
I'd call bullshit without pictures if I were you. Couple of standouts, one the PB was 39 lbs on an 8 day Spring trip on Shogun a while back. Fishing on the Ridge was the BEST I've ever seen on Yellowtail. The other around 35 lbs was also an 8 day, June 2011.
 

Rubberhook2

Local Bluefin
Jan 19, 2007
5,188
715
San Clemente
Name
Tim
Boat
None
My buddy Travis with a 67lber from Guadalupe. Mid-day, flylined sardine on 40lb. It was mounted and hangs next to his 327lb yellowfin. Both caught on the Excel. Friggin Travis....

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Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
11,212
6,605
Bishop
Name
Steve
Boat
18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III

Toro-X

Independence 100 lb club
Jun 27, 2006
361
53
Los Angeles
Name
Bobby
Boat
none
My personal best was caught May 2010 on the Independence at the Rocks. It was a short but fat #54 on #30 Izorline. The weather was very rough but the fish were chewing. It is the same one in my avatar.
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mberggre

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 13, 2012
788
359
San Diego, California
Name
Matt
Boat
N/A
After reading this thread, I realize how lucky I am. This 42 lber was my first fish at Cedros. I wish I was fishing heavier because I lost the demon fish that dumped twice as much line as this guy.

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sulla

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Jan 1, 2007
576
156
Torrance CA
Name
Sulla
Boat
Party Boat Near You
Rocky Point on the Indian this Fall. I'm not sure how big but over 30.

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Holi-e-Mackeral

Holi-e-Mackeral
Jul 10, 2003
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1,438
58
Orange County, CA
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Name
Jeff
Boat
Royal Polaris - sold the boat
Here is a 40 # class tail caught at the Lupe over 10 years ago...

On that trip we had a bite at the North end of the Lupe... Our passengers lost over 50% of the fish that were hooked during that wild morning. We would hookup, then get rocked... all of the fish were from 40# to over 50 #...

Jeff

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gecsr1

28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II"
Jul 15, 2005
13,943
3,512
Poway Ca
Name
Gary
Boat
28' Aquasport "Reel Adventure II" / PlainJaneRods
Here's mine...

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Corndog

Landlocked
Sep 22, 2009
4,854
1,606
Northern Colorado
Name
Jason Jones ( Lone Shark)
Boat
Century 1801, Hobie PA14 & SoA
Not monsters but fun to catch yellows on multiple methods when picking away at canoas. Dropper, flylining & iron in under 24 hours. Sometimes variety is the spice of life :)

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peteking

Everybody take a look at the bad guy-T. Montana
Apr 21, 2013
1,311
659
Arcadia/CA/USA
Name
Pete King
Boat
Ohana
Does anyone remember the pair of 100#ers that lived for many years at the kelp line at West Cove back in the 1970's?

They both had an inch of moss on the upper half of their bodies. They were afraid of nothing and would cruise slowly around the cattle boats eating chum and taking baits off peoples' hooks.

A skipper told me that some jackwad spearo's shot them. Bummer, but I can still envision them. :)
 

Miss Fitz

Call me Captain
Mar 4, 2013
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331
118
SD
fuck-you-and-the-horse-you-rode-in-on.com
Name
Vince
Boat
26' TwinVee Pilot House
I dont think the fish in the original picture is a yellowtail, maybe but kinda looks like a close relative.
I've heard the term Kingfish used in the past. The NZ YT variety are tankers.

The intergoogles search I did came up with

  • The California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi dorsalis
  • The southern yellowtail, or in New Zealand and Australia the yellowtail kingfish or kingfish[2] S. l. lalandi
 
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$norkle

I've posted enough I should edit this section
May 6, 2008
682
1,294
Corvallis,OR
Name
Bruce
Boat
In my dreams!
I've heard the term Kingfish used in the past. The NZ YT variety are tankers.

The intergoogles search I did came up with

  • The California yellowtail, Seriola lalandi dorsalis
  • The southern yellowtail, or in New Zealand and Australia the yellowtail kingfish or kingfish[2] S. l. lalandi
By your own research you've shown that they are the same species. The third latin name is the subspecific (or sometimes called the variety) name.
 
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mooose29

Sin Bin
Oct 7, 2004
98
98
48
San Diego
Name
Josh R
Boat
Sin Bin
So here is mine. 72.4 pounds at Alijos Rocks October many years ago, Caught the fish while throwing a gold and pink Raider