Yellowtail Santa Cruz

steelhead88

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Aug 18, 2008
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Ventura
Name
Scott
Boat
GRAYLIGHT- Custom 23' Aluminum Pilothouse
Nice pile of local yellows, great to see a successful CI report! Grade looks pretty solid too.

Bait, jigs, working bird schools or anchored? I'm sure there's a few bd'ers who wouldn't mind some details.
 

dpflaumer

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May 30, 2011
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Ventura, CA
Name
Doug P
Boat
32 Luhrs
Scott, lots of bait around, we used live mackerel on a dropper loop. We drifted, bite lasted about 90 minutes.
 
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steelhead88

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Aug 18, 2008
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Ventura
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Scott
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GRAYLIGHT- Custom 23' Aluminum Pilothouse
Excellent Doug, thanks for sharing how you whacked them!
 
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Broke-off

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Nov 7, 2014
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Bill
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21ft CC. Broke-off
Great pics. Thanks for the report. It's nice to see them showing up a little further north.
 
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Bigsurfer

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Sep 7, 2014
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Todd
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None
Excellent yellows there! They are always suckers for live mackerel on a dropper loop!
 
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eldorado

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Jun 4, 2005
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Glad to be here...or anywhere
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Geof
Boat
23', Parker, Eldorado
Cleared the harbor at 5:30am last Saturday and headed to Santa Cruz. There were a few party boats and other guys fishing the area when we arrived. By 9am basically everyone cleared out. The tide changed and this happened. View attachment 584862 View attachment 584863
When was the last time anyone has seen this quality of YT at Santa Cruz in mid-April?
 
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steelhead88

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Aug 18, 2008
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Ventura
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Scott
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GRAYLIGHT- Custom 23' Aluminum Pilothouse
Mid-April yellows thick enough to stick 6 quality pigs, not in my lifetime that's for damn sure!

Sure hope this is the norm this summer....
 
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Reel hip

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Feb 19, 2008
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San Diego
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Doug
Boat
25ft Skipjack fly
Way to go! Shows not to follow the crowd too!
 
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