Pescador Charter 7-3-19

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jollanes

Farming Specialist
Mar 21, 2007
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I was fortunate to be aboard a private charter on the Pescador today and had a great YT bite. All fish were 12-20 lbs (I weighed a few of them), cookie-cutter yellows. Total was 40 yellows for 10 guys. I was the lucky one today, going 8 for 12 with the 4 casualties due to pulled hook, saw off on the bottom of the boat, getting “kelped”, and broken floro-to-mono connection. 3 of the 4 were unavoidable, so overall I was pleased with the results and ratio of hooked/landed.

What worked - depending on how amped up the fish were, 20-30 lb blackwater floro (I used 20 for most of the day), 1-0 circle hook or J hook, 3/8 to 1/2 oz slider and the most important thing: take an extra couple seconds of the bait tank to pick the liveliest sardine in there. It makes all the difference. And if your bait doesn’t swim away from the boat within 10 to 15 seconds, reel it in and start over. The guys who did that were the ones who caught the fish. The ones who didn’t do that had trouble getting bit.

Tight lines everyone!

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FloMar

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Nice load of Yellowtail!
 
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lkatdpelicanfly

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Nice yellows...looks like they took good care of your fish. Did they have a rsw? I like that blackwater fluoro...i had about about 5-6 meters left of 35 lb on an old spool I found from about 8 years ago...caught a 50 lb and a. 65-70 lber on it a couple of weeks ago. Tough stuff. im going to have to get some more 30-35 lb if they still make the 35 lb test.
 
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jollanes

Farming Specialist
Mar 21, 2007
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Altadena, CA
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Joe
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Nice yellows...looks like they took good care of your fish. Did they have a rsw? I like that blackwater fluoro...i had about about 5-6 meters left of 35 lb on an old spool I found from about 8 years ago...caught a 50 lb and a. 65-70 lber on it a couple of weeks ago. Tough stuff. im going to have to get some more 30-35 lb if they still make the 35 lb test.

Yes they took really good care of the fish. No gunney sacks on deck - everything caught got a number stapled to it and was thrown in a big plastic bin. Then every 30 minutes or so they would throw them all down into the RSW hold.

That blackwater is the best IMO. I am sure there is newer technology out there but I have had really good results with tuna and yellows fishing that stuff.
 
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