The last 6 weeks have been nothing short of epic fishing here close to home, within 30 miles of Point Loma. Up until about a week ago we were focusing on fishing the islands for yellowtail and bluefin tuna. Most days at the islands were good for limits of yellowtail and a handful of bluefin.
Now, the big focus is out to the west of the islands targeting schools of yellowfin tuna. When you find a school, it’s game on!
Yesterday I took Justin Kerr, Jay Wright and Todd Holverson – all stud freshwater bass fishermen, out for for the yellowfin. It took a little while to find the right school but once we did it was the only stop we needed to get limits and release a ton of fish also.
Right now is a great time to get out there – there are a ton of fish around!
The yellowfin out west of the islands were coming on fly-lined sardines fished on 15-20 lb fluorocarbon and trolling cedar plugs or tuna feathers to locate the schools initially.
As far as the fishing at the Coronado Islands, we’re slow trolling sardines or trolling Rapalas with heavy line (50 lb) due to the sea lions.
The water temperature has been 70-71 degrees and a good clean bluish purple.