With the coming of Spring brings the arrival of our annual Spring Coronado Islands Yellowtail bite. About two weeks ago, one of our coastline’s most popular, hard-fighting game fish started to sprinkle into San Diego’s 3/4 day fleet fish counts in the form of 1 to 4 fish a day. Then it happened…a big sport boat hit of 30+ fish officially kicked things into gear.
Immediately after that score the counts from both private and sport boats were semi-littered with California Yellowtail. Those ready and willing to jump right on the hot news were rewarded with great jig fishing on stout-grade Yellows, ranging from 20-30+ lbs. Being that these fish were concentrating on both fin bait and and an influx of live market squid in the area, meant that it was time to break out the heavy gear and yoyo jigs for an all-out artificial bait attack on the migratory members of the Jack family.