Yellowtail still biting at Crystal pier?

Discussion in 'Surf, Piers, & Jetties' started by OPERATOR SPECTRE, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. OPERATOR SPECTRE

    OPERATOR SPECTRE /̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    699
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +1,840
    I've been fishing alot at Crystal pier recently and so for it's one of my favorite spots in socal to fish. I have caught some crazy stuff there before.
    I've seen some pictures with people holding 50-80 lb. Yellowtail and I'm wondering if those guys are still biting. The threads about them are all from like 2014 so that is pretty outdated. Thanks in advance
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
    • List
  2. Carterantebi

    Carterantebi The Skunk Magnet
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2016
    Messages:
    4,669
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    Nado/AZ
    Ratings:
    +10,838
    Name:
    Carter
    Boat:
    Hobie Revo
    50-80? Did they move Crystal Pier to the lupe?
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 2
    • List
  3. kciuchta

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2017
    Messages:
    994
    Trophy Points:
    190
    Location:
    Mission Valley
    Ratings:
    +2,659
    Name:
    Kenny
    I’d love to see a 50-80# yellowtail anywhere!
     
    • Agree Agree x 6
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  4. Noms

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2017
    Messages:
    773
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Ratings:
    +1,783
    Heard of the really rare yellowtail catch from the longer beach piers but never crystal .
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Disagree Disagree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  5. OPERATOR SPECTRE

    OPERATOR SPECTRE /̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    699
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +1,840
    Yeah, at the little bait shop they have there are a couple pictures of yellowtail caught on the pier. Also if you look up "Crystal pier yellowtail" you will see pictures of some fairly large catches.
     
    • Like Like x 3
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  6. OPERATOR SPECTRE

    OPERATOR SPECTRE /̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    699
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +1,840
    It's seems to be an extremely rare occurrence though.
     
  7. dj thrillz

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    7,803
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    San Diego
    Ratings:
    +15,463
    I know there was a 30# one caught there several years ago but I haven’t heard of anything but firecracker 2-3# yt there a few times last year.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  8. sdedtune

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2017
    Messages:
    462
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +2,321
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  9. Werfless

    Werfless The Coach ..RIP my friends
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    19,552
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    The County
    Ratings:
    +46,270
    Name:
    D/Daniel/Coach/Werf
    Boat:
    One too many
    More YT at the jetty, I think
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Helpful Helpful x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  10. tjthegreat1

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2017
    Messages:
    275
    Trophy Points:
    170
    Ratings:
    +952
    • Like Like x 3
    • Funny Funny x 2
    • Helpful Helpful x 2
    • List
  11. Cyborgstarfish

    Cyborgstarfish Catcherman
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2,175
    Trophy Points:
    285
    Location:
    Fashion Valley
    Ratings:
    +5,739
    Boat:
    Ascend FS10 kayak
  12. Werfless

    Werfless The Coach ..RIP my friends
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    19,552
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    The County
    Ratings:
    +46,270
    Name:
    D/Daniel/Coach/Werf
    Boat:
    One too many
    Cant even tell me bigger haven't been taken in surf in Baja...
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  13. Werfless

    Werfless The Coach ..RIP my friends
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2016
    Messages:
    19,552
    Trophy Points:
    305
    Location:
    The County
    Ratings:
    +46,270
    Name:
    D/Daniel/Coach/Werf
    Boat:
    One too many
    Pretty sure I saw one mid 60s taken with my own eyes north of cabo a ways.. had a young lady on my arm at the time, so didn't get as close of a look as I might have liked.. lol
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • List
  14. Tmaio123

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Messages:
    1,303
    Trophy Points:
    230
    Ratings:
    +4,310
    Name:
    SD Fishing
    If it's yellow tail your after, then just go on a 3/4 day trip. Just saying.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Like Like x 1
    • List
  15. OPERATOR SPECTRE

    OPERATOR SPECTRE /̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    699
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +1,840
    Yeah, I know. Just wondering out of pure curiosity if they showed up around the piers sometimes.
     
  16. Tmaio123

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2017
    Messages:
    1,303
    Trophy Points:
    230
    Ratings:
    +4,310
    Name:
    SD Fishing
    Wouldn't be surprised especially considering how warm the water is. Personally I hate fishing piers. The only time I'll hit up a pier is for bait, otherwise they're just a pain in the butt with crowds and such.
     
  17. OPERATOR SPECTRE

    OPERATOR SPECTRE /̵͇̿̿/’̿’̿ ̿ ̿̿ ̿̿ ̿̿
    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2018
    Messages:
    699
    Trophy Points:
    180
    Ratings:
    +1,840
    Actually, I can agree to an extent but every time I go to Crystal Pier I catch something badass. Last time I went I caught this 30 lb horn shark (Edit: It was actually about 21/22 pounds)

    IMG_20180805_200823.jpg

    IMG_20180805_200836.jpg
     
    #17 OPERATOR SPECTRE, Aug 12, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
  18. Medicated fisherman

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,797
    Trophy Points:
    220
    Ratings:
    +3,770
    You can get them off the piers when the conditions are right. Live mackeral with the a strong current otherwise your mack will just tangle up with other fisherman. Day break seems to be when I have seen the best catches. Good luck.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  19. fishboy92

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2013
    Messages:
    1,606
    Trophy Points:
    240
    Ratings:
    +4,865
    80lber, da fuuuuuuuuuu
     
    • Funny Funny x 5
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  20. Pinoyfisher

    SDFish VIP

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Messages:
    331
    Trophy Points:
    155
    Location:
    PQ
    Ratings:
    +923
    Name:
    Mike
    30lbs??!!! Being a little liberal with our weights are we...
     
    • Funny Funny x 8
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • List
Loading...
Similar Threads - Yellowtail still biting Forum Date
Fried yellowtail tacos, delicious Private Boaters and General Saltwater Feb 23, 2020
Recipe for Smoked Yellowtail The Lounge Jan 25, 2020
[VIDEO] WIDE OPEN YELLOWTAIL ROADTRIP Private Boaters and General Saltwater Dec 25, 2019
Yellowtail on the Sonar Private Boaters and General Saltwater Dec 19, 2019
50+lb Yellowtail Speared San Diego Surf, Piers, & Jetties Dec 2, 2019

Share This Page