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smitty364

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Hi all,

I was watching some sweet bitchen video on youtube of people catching white seabass and yellowtail out of la jolla. 

Any recommendations on time of year to go? Fishing set up?  Guide etc.

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I had this same exact question couple years ago.  I decided on google.com. 
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I had this same exact question couple years ago.  I decided on google.com.
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It's pretty easy fishing.

Launch, paddle out past the reserve, find mackerel, catch mackerel, slow troll live fly-lined mackerel, hope yellowtail sees and eats mackerel, catch yellowtail.

Your best bet would be to ask these questions on Bigwatersedge.


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It's pretty easy fishing.

Launch, paddle out past the reserve, find mackerel, catch mackerel, slow troll live fly-lined mackerel, hope yellowtail sees and eats mackerel, catch yellowtail.


You mean "hope yellowtail sees and eats mackerel before a furbag does".  Those furbags can be brutal there.

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+1 Kevin Nakada ( Sea Samurai). I hear is back to guiding regularly. Hire him to teach you how its done
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ps ditto on the furbag factor.  Also for WSB, the kelp can be a problem.




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It's pretty easy fishing.

Launch, paddle out past the reserve, find mackerel, catch mackerel, slow troll live fly-lined mackerel, hope yellowtail sees and eats mackerel, catch yellowtail.


You mean "hope yellowtail sees and eats mackerel before a furbag does".  Those furbags can be brutal there.

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There are good days and bad days down here...

but like mentioned, paddle out from a usually easy surf launch (la Jolla shores), get out past the reserve,  sabiki up some live Pacific chub mac or Jack Mac's, nose hook them one a 65lb braid/40 or 50lb fluoro setup and start slow trolling on the surface.

Summer tends to be the easiest tone to find yellowtail but they are here year round.  Wsb are also spring fish but again year round sometimes,  same with halibut.

Kelp isn't an issue with that rig as long as you know how to work it.  I've pulled up an equal amount of kelp weight with a 40lb fish it just takes patience and braided line a la kelp cutter rig.

When all else fails you can dropper loop a Mac on the bottom and catch any of those 3 species like this 30lber from last weekend ;)


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I'll be down there in 2 weeks to visit my brother and catch a few Giants/Padres games. I haven't yet decided if I'm taking my fishing gear and kayaks, or if I'll schedule a trip with a guide, or if I'll just not fish and hang out(yeah right, not fish? Ha!)

I guess it just comes down to weather or not I want to drive or fly. That halibut picture sure is motivation though!
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Thanks for all the responses!! 


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Holy cow those seals are no joke! I've never pulled in so many half eaten seal fish before. I've also never hooked up to a seal before, now I've hooked up to 4! They are total jerks.

I checked out the area and went in a cattle boat but had a blast. It looks like a very easy launch, short paddle, lots of bait, kelp bass are fun, just don't lip them, yellowtail are elusive and seals like to eat them too. I'm going back soon with my kayak.

Also a quick plug for the boat I was on. Chewbasco 2 was awesome and I was able to learn a lot by picking the minds of the crew. Clean boat, great crew, awesome galley for hot food, and they know how to get on fish. Their rental tackle sucks, but that is to be expected.
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