The Yellowtail Tunas Revival at the 150?

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  1. sushimi

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    Ok... here's another boring report of Yellowtail tunas at the 150 on Monday June 2. Just wanted to give you some info. Went out at 5:30am out of Davies. In the morning about 6:30 I get to the 105. It was pretty dead at the 105... waited and waited.... Can't wait anymore... I'm too impatient. Went to fish rockfish at the 150 about 8am, caught a couple of gigantic sculpin. Then the fleet and other boats came around. I start looking around and I start seeing one or two boats hooked up around me. I thought to myself... ok, I guess anywhere would do... so decided to to throw a mackerel right there... soaked for about five minutes and then... my spool starts doing that heart-pounding line dumping thing that we all love. set the hook and see a great bend on my Calstar 220!!! man that was fun but hurt me a bit on the long rod/light gear thing after the 10 minute mark. I was on a solo mission trip so had to gaff the fish on my own--- on one hand have a 30+ pound yellow and a short hand gaff on the other... missed the fish a few times and he went screaming down... I had many opportunities to break the fish off as the JACK bulleted toward my prop at times to go under the boat to break me off... but this day the fisherman won. The same deal for the other fish. Went 2 for 2!! Go get em!! They're out there.

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    Nice fish for sure......but you may have your fish goggles on or your scale is a tad skewed. Way to get it done solo and thanks for the report!!! :D
     
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    His boat is 10 feet wide. Look again.
     
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    nice fish sam
     
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    Good job Sushimi!! Thanks for the report.
     
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    You did good.......
     
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  7. socalangler22

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    Great job on the solo trip!!
     
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    Good job.
     
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    Good job on the solo gaff!
     
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    Awesome solo mission
     
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    Nice going, I wish I still had my Calstar 220, bad ass stick.
     
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    Small skiff,big tails,WTG!
     
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    The big one would definitely push 30# IMO. Thanks for the report.
     
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    Exactly Jeff dalton needs to actually catch one of these yellows locally to know what's up. Go fish man you might learn something. For the quality right now looking at the smaller fish, Easily a 25lb plus fish
     
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    nice, almost as wide as the boat! good job, man its been such a good year since jan 1st weve been hammering these fattys, i havent saw one under 17pounds and thats no lie! and 17 is rare most 20+
     
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    Lots of people have been saying that yet I've been on a couple half days including one where both my fish were 12-15lb models. Not complaining just over all this everything is 20 plus. Unless I caught the only sub 15 lb fish on the 150. Yet the smaller one looks like a 15-16lb model.
     
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    Nice catch, Sushmi, that's two more "tails" you've got that most these other posters don't have, no matter the size! One slight correction... your headline mentions "yellowtail tuna"... I've heard that many times before, but the correct ID is just plain "yellowtail", it is not a tuna, but is in the amberjack family.... don't mix it up with a "yellowfin tuna", a true member of the tuna family... again, great solo catch!
     
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    Agreed one of our sports boats biggest JP so far this week was 46 lbs weighed at our landing after gill and gutted. Almost all fish at the shoe are over 25 lbs. The average we been getting this week are about 28. That fish is easily 28-30.

    If the specialist people who think they know weights and what not off pictures. Why don't you check the live reports every now and again on 976 tuna and educate yourself. All boats are reporting the same quality of fish up and down the coast who are fishing the 150. Which again! Is..... 25-28 lbs average
     
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    Hey guys... I'm not an expert. BTW... as my handle says, I'm a "newbie" I don't know too much about these new creatures coming up the coast called "yellowtail tunas"... I'm just going by what some experts on this post has identified these fish as in within the past reports during the month april or so 2015 and have given credible evidence with pictures, etc... that these fish are indeed a new species that has invaded our coast following the El Nino current known as the Yellowtail tunas. If you don't believe me, please do a scroll down to the other posts that has the title "Yellowtail tuna". Thanks and happy fishing. BTW... I am also not good with guesstimating weight of fish either... I just like to make gut felt exaggerated guesses I guess, but the big one looked like a 30 to me so I'm calling it a 30. So please show this sucky fisherman some love and help him to feel good about catching what he thinks is a 30 pound yellowtail. You BDers are the best.
     
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    Can you teach me??? Relax big guy, I was just having fun with Sushimi. As far as fishing yellows is concerned, I've posted more than a few yellow reports, I've actually caught a few on the 150. Imagine that!!! Yes, these are all big fish....here's a picture of my son with a large one weighed at the dock. We figured this fish was pushing 30lbs easy...well the scale registered 23. I don't bother guessing anymore.....:D

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