Long Beach Yellows 5/23

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by get some, May 24, 2015.

  1. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    Went out to shoot some photos for a bass fishing article yestersay morning but decided to make a pass through the yellowtail zone first. Launched from Davies at 5:30 and went looking around out front. Lots of birds on porpoise out there so I had to do some driving to find the right zone. Eventually found the right birds and got a double on the surface iron. Caught 3 more by 8:30 and left them biting when the sportboats and the associated gang bang of skiffs started to arrive. Highlight of the morning was my buddy Chris casting out, hitting a bird with his jig and getting a bad backlash. When he'd gotten it picked out, his jig was straight under the boat. Took two winds and hung a big yellow. The rest of our fish came on the surface iron fished on bird schools.
    If you're heading out, it's extremely important to avoid the fleet. You might get lucky and catch a fish in the middle of a fifty boat pile up, but you need to get off by yourself if you want to get a shot at having some good fishing. It's also important to cruise around slowly when you're looking for fish. A couple of times we had fish pop without birds on them and there's no way we'd have seen them if we were racing around.
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  2. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice work and thank you!
     
  3. gved823

    gved823 Member

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    Good score
     
  4. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    Way to git er done Erik!!!
     
  5. REPO

    REPO CHEETAH

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    Good job thanks for the report. Which area of the yellowtail zone were you at?
     
  6. KID CREOLE

    KID CREOLE I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Nice nice nice
     
  7. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    Around the 150.
     
  8. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    One more thing...
    I understand people having the urge to follow other boats around and fish in the middle of the fleet. After all, if there's fifty boats sitting in one spot you'd assume that the fish are biting there. The reality of it is that by the time the fleet has assembled the fish probably aren't biting there any more and the boat that originally found them has caught their fish and moved on. So what's left is a bunch of guys beating their heads against a wall trying to catch fish that have moved on and blaming the tough fishing on there being too many boats.
    The solution to this problem is to drive away from the fleet and look for fish that don't have boats on them. Then once you catch those fish and the other boats pile up around you, drive away and look for something else. If you drive back by that area you left an hour later you'll probably still see a pile of boats sitting there and not catching anything. Hope this helps...
     
  9. REPO

    REPO CHEETAH

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    Thanks! Yes always laughed at how as soon as you have a hook up boats would pretty much cast on top of your fish. Thanks again.
     
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  10. jeffdalton

    jeffdalton "Well Known" Member

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    Good job Eric.....I didn't know yellows drank Coors light! :D
     
    get some likes this.
  11. Broke-off

    Broke-off Electro fusion specialist

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    Thanks for posting, great info and fish.
     
  12. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    Nice work and sage advice. Listen up boys.
     
  13. rosspect

    rosspect Newbie

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    That's how its done....good work!
     
  14. socalangler22

    socalangler22 Yellowtail

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    Nicely done! Solid yellows you got there.
     
  15. JOSEPH THOMAS

    JOSEPH THOMAS Ready to go

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    Perfect day. Living the dream
     
  16. garlicsalt

    garlicsalt Member

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    nice on them yellows, tell us how the bassn went.
     
  17. get some

    get some So Cal Editor BD Writer

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    Bass fishing was tough due to slack conditions but we got a few of the photos I needed.
     
  18. antdog562

    antdog562 Member

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    Thanks for all the great info. Nice yellows
     
  19. LACSAFD

    LACSAFD Captain

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    good job
     
  20. b-reel

    b-reel Member

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    "Was on my way to work when I ran into some yellowtail."
    What a great road you travel. I usually run into potholes on my way to work.
    Good job.
     

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