WFO YELLOWFIN ?

wxdunn

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Plenty of pics out there... Yeah, the YFT are mostly footballs, but it's DECEMBER!

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makairaa

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pretty comical that know one wants to talk about the size of that tuna out on the bank. Radio show, landings, boat operators or fishing web sites. Very little to nothing. Pretty fucking pathetic and misleading

Cheers. Stickandstay
what is misleading? They just say the fishing is great and they got limits, which is incredible for december. I have not heard anyone claim they are 50 lbers. Your post is pretty pathetic and comical.
 
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catchabigone

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We may be wondering where the 30 to 50 pounders are next year, or maybe we already are. I have read a lot of reports of wide open ten pounders. Couple hundred per boat per day we might put a dent in a school or two. Loading the big boats with limits every day adds up I would think.
 
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flyliner

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The ones we got just behind the West End of San Clemente coming back for the Tanner were much larger than footballs.
 
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crappiekiller

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I've heard from a biologist on the royal polaris several years back, that yellofin only live around 4 years. If that is true and these fish have been around since July, shouldn't they be at least 40 or 50lbs. At a minium they've been up here for 5 months anyone have the answer?
 
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Tunahead

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Who the hell cares, they all taste the same. Frankly these hot 12-40lb Yellowfin
and Bluefin on 20-40lb line are some of the wildest fun fishing you'll ever have.
Bring it on all day long. Do you really think I give a damn what size the fish was
or on bait or the troll in April when I'm still pulling tuna out of the freezer? LOL LOL
Go get some, If you havn't all season, have fun, enjoy good eats=bottom line!
 
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flyliner

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There are different grades on these yellowfin. The larger fish are mostly under dolphin (15 to 30 pounds), the smaller fish mixed in with skipjack (8 to 12 pounds).

The funny thing is that the larger fish are much closer than everyone thinks. They are moving around fast, but over the last 3 weeks there have been fish caught just a few miles off both ends of San Clemente Island (both front and back side), and as close as the 289, 371, the "corner" etc. There was even a school a few miles off the Farnsworth bank. Look for the dolphin that are jumping, twisting, and turning.

The bluefin tuna right on the highspot are nice grade. 20 to 40 pounders. They would only eat 20 pound fluro for us. Small hooks.

Believe if or not, there are also yellows in the 12 to 20 pound range under kelp paddies between the banks and Clemente.

Some advice: Bring a heavy bass rod or spinning gear to have fun if you get into the smaller fish.
 
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oniedab

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Wow, I am just amazed at some comments on post. Can a guy just post he caught fish and had a heck of a time without getting ridiculed over something. This is a fish report site? Congrats on first catching fish anytime of the year and second being a few miles from some of the worlds greatest fishery. I live 200 miles from the nearest ocean and would love to be able to just go fishing in a heartbeat! Merry Xmas!!!!
 
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jer dog

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Wow, I am just amazed at some comments on post. Can a guy just post he caught fish and had a heck of a time without getting ridiculed over something. This is a fish report site? Congrats on first catching fish anytime of the year and second being a few miles from some of the worlds greatest fishery. I live 200 miles from the nearest ocean and would love to be able to just go fishing in a heartbeat! Merry Xmas!!!!
I will take 10 to 30 LB fish all day any time then wait for one bite of A 100 plus pounder
 
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DH10

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I've heard from a biologist on the royal polaris several years back, that yellofin only live around 4 years. If that is true and these fish have been around since July, shouldn't they be at least 40 or 50lbs. At a minium they've been up here for 5 months anyone have the answer?

YFT can and do live longer than 4 years, up to at least 7 (3 YO fish average 75 lbs, 4 YO fish average 130 pounds, with lots of variability). That said most don't live that long.....
 
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fishsmith

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Wow, I am just amazed at some comments on post. Can a guy just post he caught fish and had a heck of a time without getting ridiculed over something. This is a fish report site? Congrats on first catching fish anytime of the year and second being a few miles from some of the worlds greatest fishery. I live 200 miles from the nearest ocean and would love to be able to just go fishing in a heartbeat! Merry Xmas!!!!

Usually the nit-pickers are the people that never make a report, they probably don't even fish! In some sick and twisted way they can only feel better about themselves by bringing others down. I think there should be a rule, no negative comments unless you've posted a report in the last 2 months. What a life, they don't fish and all they do is feel negative about other people that do enjoy life.
 
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makairaa

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Wow, I am just amazed at some comments on post. Can a guy just post he caught fish and had a heck of a time without getting ridiculed over something. This is a fish report site? Congrats on first catching fish anytime of the year and second being a few miles from some of the worlds greatest fishery. I live 200 miles from the nearest ocean and would love to be able to just go fishing in a heartbeat! Merry Xmas!!!!

If the original post was a report I might agree with you, but since it was not.....
 
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rsees

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Like Chris said"footballs" but its December. Just got back from a 1 1/2 Sun AM fishing on the Tribute at The Cortes . Had a great time and got 7 YFT and 2 dozen skipjack. Pulled on fish from Sun up to Sun down. I dont post much here anymore because there is more whining about someones report or whatever.
 
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