November 27, 2023 great salt plains lake Fishing Report
13 yellowtail and plenty of assorted rockfish. Had a handful of shots at yellowtail today. Canceled for tomorrow and very light for the rest of the week. We need your reservations to run, call @seaforthlanding at (619)224-3383
November 26, 2023 great salt plains lake Fishing Report
Good afternoon everyone reading. It was a turn around day today. Everything went smooth. We departed on our annual "Lets Talk Hook Up" 4 day trip this afternoon with a full load of passengers. The bait thing went smooth today as well. Good looking bait for us today. We're thinking we'll have no bait issues this trip unless we run out catching tons of bluefin but we welcome that. That's the best problem to have out here. It sounds like a slow day today in the bluefin grounds. I'd rather it be slow while we're at the dock then when we're out fishing though. We'll see what happens tomorrow and take it from there. The weather now is lovely but the weather forecast appears to be less then good. Let's hope they're wrong about that one. It's just about time for our tackle seminar followed up with the prime rib so I have to go.
November 25, 2023 great salt plains lake Fishing Report
Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Good evening. We spent our morning getting the Supreme and her passengers out of the weather for a bit, attempting to locate some coastal species for a morning while we gave the offshore scene a rest. We didn't quite connect like we were hoping but we did manage to catch a few yellowtail for our efforts, so all was not for lost. We made the decision to get back offshore and see what was going on and what was going on was scattered jig strikes on yellowfin tuna with some bait stops to go along with it. There is still some good hits to be had out here on both bluefin and yellowfin but we just didn't locate the right batch of fish. For tomorrow, we'll be fishing a little bit closer to home as we'll give it a try for a few hours and then have to book it for home. Wish us luck and sorry for the short report, the weather traveling up isn't the best conditions for typing but it's still okay to traveling. It could be a lot worse but we don't want that. Take care and we'll chat with you tomorrow.
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November 22, 2023 great salt plains lake Fishing Report
As I write this, it's the morning of the 14th. When I was awakened for my watch and day at 3:05 this morning I couldn't tell if we were running or if we were anchored up in the bay. You can't really hear the engines from where I sleep but I couldn't tell from the ride because it was so nice going up last night. I seriously asked Tommy as he was still up reading.
The fishing slowed down for us today as fishing does from time to time. The bluefin didn't bite as well this morning nor did the yellowfin. There was still yellowfin to catch this morning and there were some good scores had in the afternoon away from the bluefin zone but we caught enough yellowfin yesterday and hung out in the bluefin zone for a chance at some more of those trophies in the afternoon/evening. We still had a decent morning. I mean we still caught 14 nice bluefin and some yellowfin, but the bf's never made it back around for the afternoon snack fest. We had a great trip and will be off loading a nice catch tomorrow morning at 6:00 and turning right back around shortly after that for 5 days.
One thing I forgot to mention yesterday was the amount of these toad bluefin being caught on jigs. More then I have ever seen ratio wise but that could also be because more people were doing it but that could be because it was working well. The shimano butterfly jig is the jig that caught most of our jig fish. But that could be because that's what most people were using but that could be because it was working so well. And 90+ percent of those were caught on the sink. No retrieve necessary except to bring it up to sink back down. They loved it. So if I were coming out this year I would throw a couple of those in my box.
PS- Shimano gave me nothing to write that last paragraph. It just worked.
November 21, 2023 great salt plains lake Fishing Report
July 14 and 15 all in one.
We fished the 14th offshore in some haven't been fished in waters for a while and we found plenty of tuna but they were all small. For the most part it's what the grade of yellowfin is this year so we opted to put tags on them. It bit well on one stop. After a while we wound in the jigs due to constant jig strikes, we couldn't short stop anymore without it costing us time in the local grounds where the better grade was biting. Mark and I played a game we call suicide trolling. We each put out a troll rod and the first one to get a tuna on deck wins. The boat doesn't stop. We both got bit instantly but mine fell off. I kept getting bit but they wouldn't hook. After 30 seconds I realized I didn't have a hook on my jig and by the time I got a different jig out we were past the fish and Mark took his time and wound his in for the victory.
We can't complain about today. The weather was as good as it gets. No wind and no sea. It was beautiful. We also caught 54 30-35 pound tuna and for what was around today, it was a good score. We're headed in and we're going to be the first boat in tomorrow at 0530 hours. We'll be heading back out tomorrow on another 5 day trip. See you then.
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