Just got back into ocean fishing last year after a fun dorado trip. I’m pretty into it now constantly scouring bd forums even got Fishdope from when I was interested in trying to get out on a couple slayday trips figured it’d pay off. This has always been a thought to me but where are the yellowtail that was caught all up and down the coast? I remember when I was 14 or 15 seeing the 3/4 day boats and full day boats getting good fish counts all up and down the coast specifically remember our long beach oc boats. I remember that vividly as I’d want to go on a trip on the pursuit so bad but no one wanted to fish with me with 60 other people lol. I’ve read that the fish are there still in numbers but the seals just keep them down. What’s the word on this? Has the lb shelf still gotten yellowtail In recent years? Were those years just the glory years of yellowtail and do those time periods come and go for good and bad yellowtail years. Would love to hear some theories and opinions!