i am trying to get ready for next year's fishing and im trying to get some advice on what colors work good for Yellow Tail. have not bought any yet. i plan to go on a 10 day trip next year any advice would be appreciated thanx.
Lots of colors can work, or some days only one particular pattern seems to get bit. So, having a variety makes good sense. I tend to fish the dorado, scrambled egg, bird poop, yellow/green, blue/white patterns primarily. There are a lot of other patterns, but those listed cover the range I'll try to get in the water - time is not unlimited, even on a 10 day'r.
You're gonna see every color tried once the bite slows down. When it't hot almost anything works. The colors Chark mentions are in everyone's box. But, lots of times the color is less important than how you fish it and at what depth.
1) Watch the guy catching all the fish. 2) Ask the deck hands for advice. 3) Listen to the skipper when he gives the depth of meter marks, and fish there. For example if the fish are on the bottom (like yellowtail), don't reel all the way up. You will get more fishing time and less effort by coming up half way say, and dropping back. 4) Count seconds to guage the drop to depth (watch the guy catching the fish and count his drop). Fish with 50 lb. test for yellows on a ten day and button down your drag or you will lose a big yellow in the rocks.
Hope you catch a lot of fish! Thanks for your service!!
Thanks-these names remind me of a time when I was a kid that I was told that a scrambled egg Tady did best in the morning with a strip of bacon on it. Gullible me........................Did I mention that I won the jackpot that day?