Where to find 20lb+ fish?

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  1. Chasin_Bendo

    Chasin_Bendo Member

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    After getting nothing more than bonito on my last 3 trips between Pt Conception and Goleta, I am trying to find out how to get on to real fish. Called down to a 6 pack in SD and he said its mainly rat YT they are getting and small tuna.

    I want to go anywhere between SB and SD to get a 20lb fish, any species, I have a beach launch 12" dingy otherwise I will hop on a 6 pack with my dad and brothers.

    Any advice?
     
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    SD 6 pack is your best bet but if you can find where the 20lbs fish are on an on call basis, you have us all beat.
     
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    The 3/4 day boats out of ventura and channel islands are catching yellowtail on a daily basis and have been for a while now. There is a chance at a nice fish available now.
     
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    I got spoiled because everything that I saw come out of the water for a week last month was 20+.

    Ill probably try something out of Ventura or CI.
     
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    Go fish Anacapa and Santa Cruz island for yellows, or also the oil rigs up in SB are producing as well. Also good marlin fishing behind the islands too.
     
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    its a crap shoot brother thats why its called fishing not catching. By the sound of things you been blessed and catching. . . mark that as a good season so far!
     
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    Yeah I didnt mean to sound entitled or spoiled. Just trying to find where my odds are the highest for finding the fish again after getting skunked the last 3 times locally.

    Thanks for the replies.
     
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    Well you could try for a hammerhead if you cut up some of those bonita. Not sure how they taste though.
     
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    Rip you been getting anymore up there where the squid nest was?
     
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    Still need to get my beach wheels replaced. Got all bent up when that wave took me out last month.
     
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    Like Joey said, good size Yellowtail right in your back yard! Make macks outside the harbor, fish with the fleet within a few miles of harbor. I got a couple three weeks back now (on the Coral Sea) and have friends that have gotten a few the last couple of weeks. Supposedly the bite has died down though....
     
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    Good stuff guess I'll try 1mile. Each time I go and get skunked I always blame the spot even if it was wfo the day before.
     

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