YT setups?

Discussion in 'Southern California Offshore Fishing Reports' started by NaClAddict, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. NaClAddict

    NaClAddict Newbie

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    Long time lurker, first time poster. Hope it’s not poor etiquette to post a question, but I promise I’ll update with a report if we run. The plan is to fish the rockpile off Rosarito next week on a private boat. I’m thinking 30 lb bait, 40 lb surface iron, 50 lb yo-yo. I’ve never really fished that spot so I was wondering if I should go up or down line weights on any of those combos. I’ll probably bring a back up reel with 25 in case the bait bite is finicky. Thanks, Addict out.
     
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  2. anthony capito

    anthony capito Member

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    Sounds like you got it covered.
     
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  3. egarratt

    egarratt Well-Known "Member"

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    YT are never to line shy (maybe while fishing bait). Then again, yanking them in on 40LB test might not be as fun as fishing then on 25 or 30. You should be fine with what you have, and the 25# stick flinging surface irons might be fun once you got several aboard.
     
  4. NaClAddict

    NaClAddict Newbie

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    Thanks, I usually go a little lighter for smaller grade YT, even 15-20, but I was unsure of the structure there. Also kinda wanted to put some meat in the freezer so hoping a little heavier helps me convert hookups to fish on deck.
     
  5. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    I’m on 3 day meat tip 1st week I June I’m going heavy 40 fly line 50 yo-yo 40 top iron :jig:unless there there baby’s if so I toss em’ back to grow up regardless of what the boat says !!
     
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  6. NaClAddict

    NaClAddict Newbie

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    Totally reasonable. Looks like the rockpile fish aren’t the biggest grade. I have been known to use 60 or even 80 depending on conditions.
     
  7. hucklongfin

    hucklongfin Deep release specialist

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    If it’s bounceable it’s too small to keep!
     
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  8. eric harner

    eric harner Caliente Tuna

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    Yes Sir it is.. Have a good season :jig:
     
  9. charliecat

    charliecat on a fishin' mission

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    Good luck down there, sounds like you are pretty set. I'd add using fluoro for bait especially if finicky... and not to sound dicky, but if you're looking for a response, the thing to say would be 'over'.
    Tight lines
     
  10. jmoore1989

    jmoore1989 Jeremiah

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    Take a spool of 20 or 25lb and if you need, tie a top shot really quick. There problem solved. I always have keep multiple sizes of line on my boat for the simple fact that if I pull up to a paddy that only has rat yellows, it’s not fun dragging them across the water with 30lb. I don’t keep rats but it can still be fun with the right set up. Best of luck
     
  11. Blackfish

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