Yesterday's coastal yellowtail action carried right through today beginning early and continuing until anglers threw in the towel thoroughly spent from pulling on seemingly endless 20 - 25# yellowtail. And I do mean seemingly endless as the sheer quantity of fish around is difficult to imagine. At times when the fish were up and trashing their favorite treat it was a spectacle of proportions most sport fishermen could not believe unless living in the first person. And the good news in this case, and in the case of these fish throughout this season, is their enthusiasm for biting. It is one thing to see them. It's another to see them in full feeding mode then receive the expected reaction.
Surface irons, live baits, and just about anything one wished to use was effective leading to a final couple of drifts that focused on fishing for the pure fun of it. With production goals fully met a handful or two of anglers broke out the bass tackle and ultra light outfits to try their hand at taming a few of these yellows in a more sporting fashion. It made for good fun as the guys tested the limits of their lighter gear while presenting a variety of unconventional yellowtail offerings that, given the willingness of the fish to bite, worked to perfection.
Now we shift modes geared up for the pursuit of trophies to the west. All quantity goals have been met, the weather is fine, and time is still in our favor. Between this group of highly motivated anglers and the load of bait we are presently carrying we are positioned as well as one can be. Photo today features veteran long range angler Cliff Joralmon with a thirty pound class yellowtail landed on the bass gear during one of our many successful morning drifts.