10-6-10 From FishRapNews.com : Spectra Finds Yellows at Catalina
Spectra Finds Yellows at Catalina
By: FishRap Staff
Photo by: spectrasportfishing.com
Island Yellows – Anglers aboard Spectra enjoyed an excellent yellowtail bite at Catalina Island over the weekend.
“We had a company charter to Catalina Island over the weekend and boy, were they in for a surprise.”
“Trying not to sound like a broken record, but we all know this season has been full of surprises, some more disappointing than others. One day it’s on, and the very next day it’s off like nothing even happened. Let’s not all forget that although catching is fun, it’s the fishing that drives the best hunter out of all of us. I was well-reminded by a good friend recently,‘some people will never understand that sometimes, it’s not about the fish, it’s about the fishing.”
“On Saturday’s Catalina Island trip, six lucky anglers were able to participate in a rare excellent yellowtail bite. We caught eight yellowtail, three black sea bass (released), 25 calicos and various other fish as well.”
The biggest fish of the day was caught by chartermaster Charina A. Pastrana, landing a yellowtail that tipped the scales at 39 pounds – a personal best.
“Calico bass fishing was excellent as well. They bit the fin bait over the squid. It’s best just to bring both baits over to the islands.
“Whether you plan on fishing with us or another operation, Catalina Island is Southern California’s little escape. If you have not been there yet, look into it, because it can be a truly amazing experience.”
Working rigs aboard the Spectra included 30- or 40- mono with a dropper-loop sitting about 24 inches from the bottom weight. Six to 8 ounces of weight was working. Other rigs included a three-quarter-ounce sliding egg sinker, with an aki twist hook, size 7/0. The akis work well for squid fishing.
For more information about Spectra fishing, call (562) 266-6228 or visit spectrasportfishing.com.
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