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Old 12-24-2015, 06:58 PM   #1
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Can any body recommend the best time for yellow fin fishing ? provided the rain and weather cooperate.
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When they're hungry....In the rain they chew real well.....
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End of January. West of Southwest Pass.
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X2 for the Midnight Lump in Jan-Mar. The offshore temp in our area is about 72 deg which is at the low end of their comfort level. As such, the pelagics will be moving West into warmer offshore LA waters. Tight Lines...
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I'm not sure why but you don't hear many people talk about the YFT fishing East of Louisiana but the area from the Horseshoe Rigs to the East Lump over to the Alps area produce some quality YFT December through March on a regular basis. There is a big advantage for the angler hooking up a big YFT in 250 feet of water, they can't run deep which makes for shorter fights and in my opinion better tasting tuna.
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X2 on the Horseshoe Rigs, 75miles SSW of Ft Morgan. I've not tried for tuna in Dec-Mar at/around the Cat's Paw, but anything closer to us than having to make the run to Venice is worth a try. Good info. Thx for sharing. Tight Lines.
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For the moment it looks like December 30th for me.
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Old 12-25-2015, 05:48 PM   #8
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thanks for the input looks like the west is best
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It's been mentioned before...but RADAR is a must over there in LA.....Thickest Fog that there is on the planet inshore, but clears up as you get farther offshore.....
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It's been mentioned before...but RADAR is a must over there in LA.....Thickest Fog that there is on the planet inshore, but clears up as you get farther offshore.....
Yeah there's a thread over at THT right now about Venice Fog.

I can't see a whole lot of benefit for us Florida boys to pull a trailer over there. That is a long haul for me from Chipley when I can leave out of PCB and be out there in about 4 hours by boat and only be 50 miles off the coast of Louisiana.

It was intimidating for me to try it but, I did so with a friend and relative of mine and once out there and getting my head wrapped around it I think I'll do it a whole lot more.

If it gets rough I can always head for the closest land port and even if we stay out longer we can hit Pensacola or Destin before making that last jump back to PCB.

Lots less hazards going our way from what I hear leaving out of Venice can be dicey in the best of conditions. I can't speak from personal experience though.
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