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Bluefin On The 209

Conditions on the 209 over the past week have looked really good with lots of  bird schools and bait around, but without any fish. Over the weekend all that changed. The bluefin finally showed up, and several have been caught on the popper.

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Marlin and Dorado Out Off Of Newport Beach!

Over the weekend the first local marlin was caught out in the shipping lanes, and a few miles closer to shore free swimming dorado were spotted 6 miles off of Newport harbor. Looks like we’re headed for another great season!

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Yellowfin on the Popper!

Guys are reporting they’re catching yellowfin on the popper and the bigger grade of yellowtail are on the paddy’s. Some areas that have been consistent have been the 277 and 209. Water temps are holding at  69.

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Yellows Are Showing Up On The Kelp

The bigger grade of yellows are starting to show up offshore on the kelp, mixed in with the schoolie sized yellows.  A lot of these fish are being taken on fin bait, but the bigger models have been caught on macks! The giant bluefin bit over the weekend from Oceanside down to the 43, but died on Monday. Most of the big boys of been taken on the kite, that way you can step up on leader size. Good luck out there!

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Bluefin Are Coming Up The Line

Yesterday we received several reports of the bigger grade bluefin moving up the line between the 182 and the 9. The majority of these fish were caught throwing the large surface poppers.

 

 

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150 – 200 Pound Bluefin on Poppers and Kites

Guys are still reporting bluefin schools that have 150 to 200 pound bluefin mixed in. They’re also seeing schools of yellowfin in the 50 to 60 pound range in the same area. One of the keys to finding these fish are paying attention to the  terns working in an area. Seems like the larger bluefin were down off the 302-425 spots headed north to the US / Mexico border. The guys who are having the most success are throwing poppers on foamers and using live mackerel on kites.

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Big Bluefin On Poppers

Big bluefin have been up and guys have had lots of success on poppers between the 43, the corner and the kidney bank!

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Yellowtail to 20 Pounds

Yellowtail to 20 pounds are holding at patties sporadically up and down the coast. Sure, you can invest in a trip to the backside of Catalina or off Pyramid Cove, which has also been holding nice quality fish, but you may have just as much success if you can find patties two to 10 mile offshore, especially ones that have got the tern’s interest

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