A large percentage of paddy’s off the 267-279 and other high spots near by are holding dorado. They’re just settling in and starting to eat. If they don’t hit your bait right away, try slow trolling a dine 100+ feet behind your boat. Another good tactic to get them to eat is chumming small pieces of sardines or what ever you have in bait tank, good luck!
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Reports are coming in today.. still a lot of green water up and down the coast, but holding lots of fish/tuna. A decent sized school of dorado were found during the morning slack tide below the 267 on nice temp break, but no takers. They threw iron, dines & chunked to no avail. Water temps in that zone went 75.3. Good luck and tight lines.
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!
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.
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