Yellowfin Limits, Dorado & Yellowtail - 8/2/2018

RideMX4life21

Slay'n Tail
Nov 27, 2012
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San Diego, CA
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Dustin
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2018 Parker 2320
Late report...Headed out of Mission Bay at 4am with my buddy Austin on my Parker 2320, "A-Salt Weapon"

Got a lively scoop of 4-6" sardines, and made some extra mini-macks & put them in the transom tank. Found 1 kelp holding some smaller Yellowtail and a couple Dorado on our way to the grounds. Picked up a couple Yellowtail on surface iron and live bait, and a Dorado but they got finicky quick. Kept motoring until we found the temp break and clean blue water, 71-72 degrees. Got to the grounds we planned on fishing and immediately spotted a large paddy way off our port side. Saw a walk-around pull up on the same paddy (the only other boat I could see in the area) so I hailed him on the radio and asked if we could slide in too. Skipper said, "No problem, there's fish here but they aren't wanting to bite"...

I slid us in on the other side of the paddy and started chumming sardines. Instantly, we had a full on Yellowfin frenzy going off our swim step and double bendos. Kept the chum going and had them frenzying all over the boat. Unfortunately, I looked over and didn't see the other boat bent more than once or twice before they took off. We had full limits on-board by 10:30am with at least 15-20 more released. The YFT were chewing the paint off our poppers with not a single boat in sight. We literally drove away from a boiling school that stuck with the boat for over a mile-long drift off the initial paddy.

Pointed the sled back to the barn and gave the numbers to a few guys close by who weren't having much luck. On our way home I decided to run over to the Islands and try to pick up a couple better model Yellows. Roped a couple and then cruised it back into Mission Bay at 28-30mph around 3pm.
Dorado, Yellowtail, and full limits of Yellowfin -- Slay fest :beerbang:
Short video edit below from the trip, check it out!

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CardShark

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Mar 6, 2015
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Mario
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Malibu Stealth 12 Kayak
Epic, awesome report!
 

cortezpirasea

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Feb 23, 2012
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la mesa, ca
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Russell
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21 ft panga Sea Moan/17 ft gregor Pirasea II
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apogee

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Jan 29, 2009
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Bakersfield
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Apogee..
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Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)
Yellowfin or Yellowtail?
 

Reel hip

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Feb 19, 2008
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Doug
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apogee

My name is Apogee and I am a Squidaholic
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Apogee..
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Boston Whaler Outrage 28 (End Game)