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Thread: yellowtail and bft

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    Default yellowtail and bft

    san diego

    full day boats are getting nice fish

    the yellows are 15-20lbs

    tuna 25 to 150lbs all in u.s waters
    i was told the count would have been much better
    if everybody was geared up

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    Quote Originally Posted by capoisok View Post
    i was told the count would have been much better
    if everybody was geared up
    Sounds like a 1/2 day trip we took where we found a school of big yellows randomly. Never seen so many people get worked on 20# in my life. I lost a couple of layers of my thumb that trip trying to stop these home guard fish from running into the kelp.

    Final count?

    (0) Yellowtail

    But about 3 dozen broken off.

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    try 60lb won't get snapped as easy

    was fishing for b,f. a week ago with a ti 130 loaded with 80
    no problems getting bit

    another tip is try gathering smooth round river rocks baseball size or bigger
    put out about 10ft of line past your hook and then start wrapping your line around the rock

    your going to have to experiment with the number of times you wrap the rock depending on how deep you want to drop

    rock size is a big factor

    anyway when you meter or see breezers you drop your bait over the side on the slide

    the rock will take you down like a downrigger and spin off
    giving you a deep[ free swimmer with no lead ball

    bigger tuna are almost always below smaller fish

    learned the trick bigeye fishing around somoa from locals

    it works
    Last edited by capoisok; 06-15-2021 at 07:35 AM.

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    the san diego killed them again today on their full day boat

    about 30 on board had near 40 bfd by 11am

    a few near or over 200lbs

    they hung near 150

    add a few yellows and yellowfin

    if you want to have the chance for a lifetime catch without sleeping in a bunk nows the time to head out

    also have a friend that was fishing solo on his boat today in the same area
    that caught a bft that he estimates will be near 320-340lbs he is on the way in to shelter island to weigh it

    hung it this morning at about 4am had it on board a little after 1pm

    got it stink bait fishing with a live barry

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