So I decided to slow troll a down rigger at 100 feet a bait with a 4 oz weight and one bait on the surface. I figured by covering all the bases I could quickly determine their feeding pattern. After 15 minutes of trolling all 3 rods went off for a triple at all different depths. So I guess it doesn’t really matter, it was pretty wide open. I saw boats anchored on the high spot of the seamount chumming sardines with yellowtail boiling all around them. Casting live baits or artificial swim baits into the boils was automatic bendo.
We limited out and headed back to the marina by noon and had lunch.
We also have Cabrilla and large Pargo mixed in. These fish are still pre spawn so I’m guessing we have a few more weeks of this before they move on to cooler waters.
Sargasso grass is starting to build up nicely and shouldn’t be passed up. If you see a paddie on the way to your destination slow down and pitch a couple sardines. If anybody’s home you’ll know in seconds.
Normally after the yellowtail move out we start getting into their larger cousins the brutal Pez Fuerte. These AmberJacks will push 80 lbs and eat your lunch if your not paying attention. More are lost in the rocks than landed.
Anyway that’s the deal.
Be safe and kind to each other
Keep the faith