As Fall rolls along, so does the local fishing. The banks on the outside @ 50+ miles are still holding spots of Yellowtail, Dorado and the crowd favorite Yellowfin, Bluefin and Albacore Tuna... Savy skippers have been heading west for the cool water tuna and south for the YFT, 'tails and 'dodos. Good scores are popping up here and there, but for the most part its a scratch bite, making lots of anglers have to rely on scoring the "lucky horseshoe" and the magic paddy to get the job done.
To spice things up, there's some interesting (quite nice) spots of water still around our zone, that with the right "push" could kick this whole thing back in to "re-bite" mode, so dont put that gear away just yet! In fact, you may wanna change out your drag washers and freshen the line on your spools... things still look pretty fishy out there and I have a feeling it may not be over yet.
And speaking of "spools", Fin Nor's new Marquesa lever drag reels have been performing absolutely outstanding. I got my hands a on a pair (size 16 & 30) a few weeks ago, to try out and I have to say... I'm beyond impressed with these units and Im quite sure everyone else will be as well. "Solid" "strong" and "smooth" are the first words that come to mind when thinking of how to describe them. A full-report on these bad boys coming soon....
Til next tide,
- Duane "DuaneDiego" Mellor