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Old 06-27-2023, 23:54   #1
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Bahia De Los Angeles Baja California

Caught this guy last week. Close to 40 pounds, great eating...
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Old 06-28-2023, 03:55   #2
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NICE! Tackle setup?
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Old 06-28-2023, 04:19   #3
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Old 06-28-2023, 08:50   #4
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Daiwa Proteus 80lb class rod, Shimano Speedmaster 16 with 80lb Braid and 20 ft of 80lb test Flurocarbon leader, 5/0 Owner live bait J hook, live mackerel for bait. It sounds a bit of a heavy set up but there 100lb + grouper in the rocks that pop up occasionally. I also use a similar 50lb rig for fly lining live bait...
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Old 06-28-2023, 08:52   #5
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JJBPK- I am getting there...
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Old 06-28-2023, 20:31   #6
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Daiwa Proteus 80lb class rod, Shimano Speedmaster 16 with 80lb Braid and 20 ft of 80lb test Flurocarbon leader, 5/0 Owner live bait J hook, live mackerel for bait. It sounds a bit of a heavy set up but there 100lb + grouper in the rocks that pop up occasionally. I also use a similar 50lb rig for fly lining live bait...
Thanks. Sounds like a smart setup given what else is swimming down there. Dad took me to Ensenada as a youngster and I got one about the size in your pic, but he had to haul it up on the boat. Bigger than I was. I do recall it ate pretty good.
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Old 06-30-2023, 11:47   #7
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Old 07-20-2023, 21:00   #8
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Yes, Yellowtail is delicious. It is very good in any number of ways from sashimi to beer battered for fish tacos...

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Ever had 'em charge the boat like a smallie will do? I bet that would get sporty in a hurry.
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Badger- No, I have never had a Yellowtail do that. In fact, just the opposite. When a Yellowtail sees the boat, they will zip off another run. I have had tuna charge the boat. A guy I know caught a then world record yellowfin tuna(388 Lbs) with a "suicide" fish. It rammed into the boat and they got 6 gaffs into it and got it on board in less than 10 minutes...
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Badger- No, I have never had a Yellowtail do that. In fact, just the opposite. When a Yellowtail sees the boat, they will zip off another run. I have had tuna charge the boat. A guy I know caught a then world record yellowfin tuna(388 Lbs) with a "suicide" fish. It rammed into the boat and they got 6 gaffs into it and got it on board in less than 10 minutes...
LOL, Holy Banzai!
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