Yellowtail are the most popular fish to target in San Diego. Especially in Late spring to fall when the waters are warmer. The average around 10-20 pounds but can get up to the 70 pound range for the biggest trophy size fish. Yellowtail are prized for their emmense fighting power and their meat. They are delicious in dishing ranging from sushi to grilled filets. In this article I will describe the most popular techniques to catch and land the famous yellowtail.
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ROD: For yellowtail I would recommend a medium to medium heavy rod anywhere between 7 ft and 8 ft with a heavier rod used for heavy jigging and other lures. You can use a lighter rod for when the bite isn’t very aggressive. Continue Reading