Offshore San Diego Full Day 7/20/21 Hamachi!

Mark C.

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We had Captain Matt behind the wheel this trip. With the recent spotty Bluefin fishing and the insurgence of Yellowtail offshore our game plan was to paddy hop, and obviously stop on any tuna in our path.

After about a 2 hour ride out we start to see some paddies. Each one we stopped on was holding fish, but we never did find one with the mother load. Stop and go fishing throughout the day with fun and steady action where we would pull anywhere from 1-10 fish on each paddy. A few times we had them boiling good off the stern, with sporadic bursts of free swimmers all around the boat.

We cruised past a few trash can lid size paddies where I visibly saw yellows under them, just not enough meat to stop the boat… but they are there. The crew spotted a dodo on one as well.

We didn’t spot any tuna throughout the day, or maybe the crew did and just didn’t want anymore bluefin blue balls. On the way back in Matt spotted large puddling tuna and told us to get ready with our heavy gear, but before we could even get close they sank out.

I ended up going 6/10 on the yellows. Lot of novice anglers aboard resulting in some hellacious tangles. They were chewing minty irons and fresh bait (if you could find one) bait was beat to hell. Very fun trip, summer is here. Hopefully Yellowfin in bulk aren’t too far behind.

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Mark C.

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Love seeing your posts. Great job! This time last year the BFT started getting lockjaw.. looks like it’s happening again. Going out next weekend and looking forward to seeing YT.
Appreciate it dude. Shoot this time last year it was mixed counts of BFT and YFT. I love to catch and battle with tuna but yellowtail is most certainly welcomed. Especially if they’re decent grade. Have fun next weekend, hope you wreck them!
 
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    Let's see what you made from the YT!!

    I haven't caught any YT this year...yet. Cant wait to get my Hamachi on. Supposed to jump on a Bongos 6 pack rhis Saturday and this is good news even though we probably wont go that far south.

    Thanks for the good read.

    One of last year's YT treats...

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    Mark C.

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    Let's see what you made from the YT!!

    I haven't caught any YT this year...yet. Cant wait to get my Hamachi on. Supposed to jump on a Bongos 6 pack rhis Saturday and this is good news even though we probably wont go that far south.

    Thanks for the good read.

    One of last year's YT treats...

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    Made by my buddy using some of the fish. Good luck on your trip this weekend, hope you get your yellows with a side of blues!
     
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    Mark C.

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    Most likely, an overnight trip will do just fine . No need for multi days.
    Unless wanting to specifically target bluefin, probably gonna have to jump on a longer trip. Or on a boat with a captain with a reputation of being willing to go bft or bust.
     
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