Offshore San Diego Full Day 8/23/21 Mucho Jellos

Mark C.

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I’ll keep it fairly short and sweet because I’m beat. Fished with the boys on the San Diego today and had a blast pulling on some birthday Yellows.

Surface iron, yoyo, and flyline was all working well. Pick your poison. Bait was on the small side, but there were some firecrackers.

Current was ripping in the afternoon and really ignited the bite. Still had to work for them, but we had them on us pretty thick, putting on an epic show boiling all around the boat for a few hours. We left them biting. Our final tally was 144 Jellos and 1 lonely bft. San Diego gets it done again… shocker.

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Glad to see the bite bounce back so quickly.
 
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Mark C.

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@radz The bag is a Daiwa Tactical D-Vec front load bag. Holds everything I’d ever need. Irons and flat falls up top. More flat falls, knife jigs, snipers, poppers, and stickbaits in the tackle boxes. I have spools of 25lb, 30lb, and 40lb Izor XXX mono underneath the fluoro spools, in case I ever need to re spool on the boat. Spooling station on top of the bag. Big zipper pouch on the back for additional items. As well as side pouches on the both sides. Sunglass pouch in the front. Also two additional zippered pouches on the inside of the front main flap.

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donmw70

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Really nice tackle bag, where did you get it?
 
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I have the same bag, i bought last year. its nice, but want to sell!
went to a tackle logic with wheels! parking sucks at the big three!! a few blemishes. will sell cheap! live in murrieta. pm if interested?
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Mark C.

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Newbie question here...I have seen this posted a few other places "size 4" hook.... does that really mean a 4/0 hook? I can't picture a size 4 being big enough for a YT.
Size 4 is not the same as 4/0. Completely different ends of the size spectrum. Size 4 is indeed a very small hook. Our bait was very small, and much of it was not all that healthy. I felt a smaller hook would allow it to swim better.

Small hooks will land good sized fish no problem, as long as you’re using the proper gear. It helps to have some give in the equation to reduce the odds of pulling the hook, whether that be a long mono topshot, or a softer/moderate action rod, or even a combo of both. I personally run about 75-100ft of mono if I’m fishing on sportboats, on all my setups up to 40lbs. Beyond that I’ll go with braid to a longer 20-25ft fluoro topshot. Just personal preference.
 
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late add on to the report to the area that held the fish

. Fished Mon the 23rd also on the Vendetta ( older small Vendetta). first we hit the Coronado Islands proper - north, south and also middle grounds. Found a good calico bite but cooler water around 67 and the yellows were a no show.

We then headed south to the rockpile area and that is where the Liberty, Grande, San Diego, Mission Belle, and our boat ended up finding the yellows. We ended up anchored up in a line and yellows seem to just be cruising thru every so often. Our chum lines probably made on large chum area

we were off the Rosarito Power plant for the northern line and then down to off the south end of Rosarito( Popotla )

hope this help. Yellows on bait( medium and some big sardines and some surface iron fish. Not any yoyo
 
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