Discussion in 'Southern California Inshore & Islands Fish Reports' started by jiggyn, Aug 18, 2016.
Good on you guys. Show em how it SHOULD be done.
Just wondering the general location of "everywhere" I thought the YT at the Los Coronados were 10-20 lb, mostly. I fished Pukey Point on my buddies boat a few weeks ago and that was about the size. I'll eat a 10 lb rat any day, fish/animal
Thank you that is awesome
Last years 150 drama was wayyyyy better than this ham and eggs crap.
I pay good free to read this site damit!!! Where's the kelp paddy beat-downs, the sportboat captain gone crazy and the jigs through the windshield guys???
There's a solution to this problem of keeping very small but legal fish.Just keep killing them until there isnt much to catch or keep killing them until the Enviro people and DFW force the changes upon us.Just a matter of time before somebody other than sportfishermen make decisions that we wont like.
..........BOOYAA !!! That's what I'm talkin 'bout.
Palos Verdes area
50$ bucks to fish or feed your family. Easy decision, get your kids a new pair of shoes and some clothes for school. The baby yellows are in school and need to graduate.
Nice job Gail Force.
Those are some nice fish to pull on right there!
First, should keep the conservation talk in one thread.
Second, all half day boats can hit are rats. DON'T GO ON THEM.
Third, big yellowtails are available off of Catalina, San Clemente, and Coronados. Of course everyone who's kept track knows this.
Fourth, people have kept rat yellowtail since forever. It's only in recent years that it's become a problem as we are all increasingly aware of what people are doing due to the internet.
Fifth, this year specifically has been a yellowtail in the news year because the yellowfin tuna failed to show up. Counts in landings everywhere show a similar or larger amount of yellowtail but only about 10% the yellowfin tuna that showed up last year.
Sixth, you can ask the captain why they're keeping all the rat yellowtail, we'd all love to hear their response.
Rats were/are at Catalina too. Once the big yellowtail show up they move elsewhere, but then the big yellowtail are caught or move out and they move back in.
If you noticed the past few years. Sand bass migrations are almost non existent!!! Boats can not even get 75 legal fish around the Fourth of July which was always the peak!!! It's tragic!!! Why is it you must kill to be successful??? Eat A few great!! But freeze fish ??? Argue all you want. It's not close to fresh!! I want my son to maybe someday catch a cow cod??? Back to the economic part!! If your counting on catching to feed your family?? You can get ten pounds of good steak for the price of a 3/4 day. A overnite??? Lobster!!! Come on guys. Eat a little. Save our Beloved hobby!!! Not kill it like rat yellows!!!
Maybe because I did commercial rod n reel fishin so many years and we almost never took a fish for ourselves that makes me feel that fishing and eating fish are two completely separate things ...
If every species was no take I would still fish just as much and just as hard...
IF YOUR LUCKY. Consider you only net appx 30-35% of filets on whole fish. Looks like french fry's when their cut up.
Those are nice fish, but if you see the majority of the pictures being posted (sport boats and private) A'lot of the people are holding up 4-5 yellers on each finger. also don't let the gaff deceive the perception of the fish, when their holding it away from your body, Just look at the angle of the gaff handl.
There really should be a size limit on Yellows,pretty sad that you need to keep a
2 or 3 lb yellow.
Don't see a need to kill the 1-6 lb rats (actually mice at that point), but its pretty ironic that most of us will keep 10-15 lb yellowfin without hesitating....
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