New Personal Best Yellowtail for me on the Spectra of course!

Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by Fishingguy, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Fishingguy

    Fishingguy I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    After coming back from vacation, I really wanted to go out and just relax and do a little bit of fishing. Fishing as we all know has been very inconsistent. Just like you guys, I wish the tuna were here and we could all share our fishing reports and stories on slaying them, but that is not the case this year. I keep telling myself that everyday is a new day and anything can happen.

    So I took the boat out and headed over to the island. Water temp was right around 65 degrees. Conditions were ok to say the least but we were still able to manage 8 seabass, handfull of the usual suspects: calicos, sheepshead, etc...All were released except the seabass and yellow.

    We were doing some shallow water rock fishing at the end of the day when this yellow stopped me on the way down. First I thought, damn must be a big ling or sheep, but after 20 mins....i knew it wasnt that kind.... so a few more minutes later we bring it to color and WOW a really nice healthy homeguard yellow.

    This was the biggest yellow I had every caught. Not having a scale on board, we kept the fish whole and when we got back to the dock, we borrowed Allyn Watsons scale (thanks for lettting us borrow it).

    Marcus weighed it for us and it tipped the scales at 42 pounds.

    Fish was caught using the new Shimano Talica 2 speed reel with an 8 foot Phenix rod. Those reels are incredible...loved it. Super smooth. Of course, on 65lb Spectra with 40lb topshot.

    This is why I fish, for that one moment, for that one fish that makes memories for life.



    Thank you for reading! See you out on the water.

    We have 2 Open party trips this weekend.

    Leaving Thursday Night August 12
    Fishing Friday August 13

    and

    Leaving Friday August 13
    Fishing Saturday August 14

    Give us a call at 562-266-6228

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    PS>>>> For some reason my regular camera would not allow me to save the pictures I was taking. It read "memory card locked" on my Canon G9.

    Can anyone help with this? If you could send me a pm or email I would really appreciate it. Otherwise I would have had more and better pictures. This picture came off of my flip.
     
  2. dorado50

    dorado50 Well-Known "Member"

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    BEAUTIFUL FISH !!
     
  3. Fishbones

    Fishbones Your wife thinks about ME

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  4. spike

    spike Well-Known "Member"

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    Thump, Thump! Good job on the Yellow!
     
  5. fishnphun

    fishnphun somethin' smells fishy

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    God Damn! Nice yella!!!
     
  6. Jason

    Jason I break stuff @ BD Admin

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    Looks 25lbs to me. You sure you put it on a scale? :D.

    Very nice fish! Congrats Billy.
     
  7. duanediego

    duanediego fish hard.

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    congrats on the new PB billy... she's a TOAD!
     
  8. elpulkez

    elpulkez FiShInG hOe!!

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    NICE FISH .. SPECTRA REALLY GETS YOU TO THE FISH ... NICE
     
  9. yrd

    yrd BS on no pics ..!.,

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    Look @ the card itself, there is usually a little plastic tab with two positions (one "LOCKED" and no label, then switch to non locked)....NICE tail...safe passage and tight lines
     
  10. REELKING

    REELKING Well-Known "Member"

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    thats great!!!!
     
  11. fish_guts

    fish_guts Member

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    Damn Billy that Yellow is a Monster!!!!

    Can't wait to get out on the water..

    i'll be calling you up soon!!!
     
  12. MrMartilyo

    MrMartilyo Newbie

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    biiiiiiiiig feeeeesh!!!! nice yellow!
     
  13. 1bigfisch

    1bigfisch Member

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    You're supposed to hold the fish out towards the camera to make it look bigger.















    NICE FISH Billy. Congrats.
     
  14. liteliner

    liteliner Newbie

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    Man thats a big yellow. Thanks for sharing. Hopefully I get the same luck sunday!
     
  15. Vote4Jose

    Vote4Jose Newbie

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    frontpage material fo sho...tease us w/some more fish porn of that thing please
     
  16. DOS BALLENAS

    DOS BALLENAS bisque is better

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    very nice! solid!
     
  17. LTBOLTMAN

    LTBOLTMAN Team Tail Chasers

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    nice yellow, congrats
     
  18. fishinkid2010

    fishinkid2010 Newbie

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    Very impressive!
     
  19. Bank Robber

    Bank Robber Hyperbolist

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    Jeezuss! That is a toad!! Congrats Billy!
     
  20. lingasaurus

    lingasaurus Newbie

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    Nice Yellow and love my Talica II. Haven't met anything it couldn't stop. What size Talica did you get it on. Great Job
     

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