Is this time of year worth a trip?

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  1. Baywolf

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    For all you guys that fish the boats, is it worth the money for a trip out this time of year? What is the targeted fish? What trips offer the biggest bang for the buck? Not able to do the overnighters, but asking about full day, half day, morning or night, which would be the better?

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    Well, I think they are. This time of year you’re looking at a slower bass fishing (think sand bass) and fishing rockfish. Fish light line (20lb) and bigger baits. This time of year we run into a lot of whitefish as well.
     
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    Seems like most of the Full day trips aren't going out due to lack of interest. So more than likely you will be doing half day boats, just remember bottom fishing closes the end of the month for a few month hiatus.
     
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    Bass and sculpin goes into full swing. That’s bottoms fishing.
     
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    What are regs on keeping rockfish and dates to keep them?
     
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    Sorry, I don't get it....what the heck is "colonel"?
     
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    Around 120 miles south of the border memory serves me right
     
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    colonel is Colonet.....in winter a few boats run some trips to Colonet....like 1 1/2 day trips. Can be very good yellowtail fishing, a few WSB sometimes, and very good fishing for vermilion(red) rockfish and some lingcod. It's south off the coast(Mexico)
     
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    Already missed the main bite.
     
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    Shoot!!!!
    I’m always a day late and a dollar short!!!

    Is it normal to catch yellow tail this time of year, and can a guy that has no clue or gear catch yellow tail on these trips?
     
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    You can catch Yellowtail anytime of year.
     
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    You can catch them on rental gear depending on how they were caught and if the gear was rigged up for it. For example, if they were caught on the iron, then you would have had to purchased them in the shop.
     
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    It’s been more common to see a dealer population of yellowtail these past couple winters in San Diego. You can fish them year round, but there have been larger schools higher up for the past 4 years or so.
     
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    That's why you just need to go when you can. You never know what will happen.
     
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    Like how everyone missed a yellowtail bite over at the islands these past couple days. But everyone is dependent on counts to see if their "gramble" will pay off. Shyt, year round you can fish a limit of rockfish out there, and maybe a slug or two. But noooooooooooo, everyone wants a limit of 10lb yellowtail. More meat on the 25lb winter slugs anyways.
     
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