April is in full swing and so is the Yellowtail bite around La Jolla and the Coronado Islands! The bite has been steady for almost a month now, with the bulk of the Yellowtails being found all around the islands and La Jolla. Most of the fish are being found off bird schools on live bait or surface irons. If the fish are deep then the yo yo iron is the ticket.
We caught most of our Yellowtails on the surface iron with blue and white Tady to be the top color. We have also had great success slow trolling live mackerels and sardines when the fish where on the surface and spread out. When we metered the fish the Sumo Jr Chrome and Blue was the ticket for amazing yo yo fishing.
The average Yelolwtail was just under 20lbs but we caught a few that went over 40 lbs! They were tackle busters! When the Yellowtail bite turns off, we’ve had no problem targeting Rockfish and Lingcod at a few nearby spots.
Our dates are filling up quick! Please call or email if you would like to get out and tangle with these Yellowtails!