Despite Mexico’s sudden suspension of bluefin tuna fishing for the remainder of 2014, the immediate future of San Diego sportfishing is bright!
Seasons Sportfishing has been SLAYING the yellowtail and white seabass in the last week! Check out the photo gallery below for the proof, you know what they say about pictures.
Well as most of you know we have just wrapped up our LONG deep water COD season for the rigs and as we push the clock forward to spring we did just that with our last couple of island trips. As we turn our attention to exotics now, we could have not been more excited after all the hand shakes and talking of the upcoming season at the Fred Hall Show in Long Beach.
Yellowtail action at the islands has been phenomenal today, with several 3/4 day boats from all three major landings reporting more than 40 fish already, with a few hours of fishing left.
The 36 anglers aboard the San Diego caught 68 yellowtail at the Coronado Islands today.
Bluefin tuna, yellowtail and dorado are all on the chew and moving within 20 miles of Point Loma. I have been out fishing the outer banks; tuna pens, 1010, and the hidden banks for some real good action on the aforementioned bluefin, yellowtail and dorado. The bluefin are up to 75 pounds with most landing in the 40 pound class.
The kelp paddy fishing can be wide open on yellowtail once you find the right one. All fish are coming on fly-lined sardines on 30-50 pound test with fluorocarbon leaders.
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.