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Old 11-23-2017, 02:24 PM   #1
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Cabo Yellowfin

My first post, part two.....

I've been fishing off Palmilla beach for about 4 years, mostly catching small Cabrilla and Pargo. The goal has been to enjoy the spectacular scenery, get some exercise and hopefully catch a few keepers for dinner. Once in a while I catch one worthy of a photo, more often not.

I had all but given up on bait fishing. Chunk bait worked once, but otherwise brought in nothing but pesky Triggerfish. Jigging for brown bait was hit-or-miss and too much trouble. So I've gone to all artificial, mostly Lucanus jigs bounced off the bottom, Megabaits or Krocodiles.

This trip the local bait guys were netting sardinas right off the nearby rocks and the fleet was fishing just a mile straight out. How could I resist? I tried several times using a bait bucket, no love. Finally I jury rigged an old OEX bait tank to my new Hobie and sonofagun, I got one. Lively bait was the key.

This small yellowfin is a milestone for me, my first kayak tuna. I wonder if they will be this close to shore ever again?....
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Old 11-23-2017, 04:45 PM   #2
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Damn thatís bitchen! Good catch and good memory.
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Old 11-23-2017, 09:48 PM   #3
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Congrats on the Victory!!!
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Old 11-23-2017, 11:38 PM   #4
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Nice catch, Congrats and Thanks for shearing.
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Old 11-24-2017, 12:49 PM   #5
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Got some good mojo in that new Hobie! Keep em coming!
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Old 11-24-2017, 09:38 PM   #6
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Congrats. Sure would love to bloody the deck of my Revo with one of those.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:27 PM   #7
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Awesome catch! I have fished that area many times and have seen them that close several times. Have you tried slabs of Humbolt Squid? If you are still down there, go to the La Comer or any big super market and you can pick it up for cheap. Use a big chunk (like 2"x3") to keep the triggerfish away. Toss it out with some smaller chucks of chum; use mono so it sinks.

That area is a different fishery. The fish there seem to like meat; even the smaller ones.

Nice AJ too! I caught on about that size on a panga and it killed me. Mans-game doing in on the yak!
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Old 11-26-2017, 03:01 PM   #8
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Thanks for the good tip. I was hoping someone on this board had experience fishing that area. I've tried squid in the past but never such a big chunk. Hopefully that will discourage the little guys from stealing my bait. I'll try it next time we are down there.
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Old 11-27-2017, 04:45 PM   #9
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Great catch! Sounds like that spot is panning out with the addition of your Hobie kayak.
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Old 11-28-2017, 09:11 AM   #10
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Congratulations, Good account of crossing another specie off the kayak bucket list.
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