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Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:27 pm
by MitchellOrdonez
Hi guys, just wondering what you guys do to get those flags? Whats the best way to catch them? Setups? Techniques? Etc?

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:57 pm
by CubanExpress
Who caught a flag yellowtail off a pier?

I would scale down everything as light as possible since they like scoping out your rig.

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 10:58 pm
by fishnfool73
A flag on the pier ? Good luck with that. For a chance at catching yellowtails a chum block helps but isn't needed. Small bottom baits fished on the reef will catch ytails at certain times of the year. I have seldom seen them thick enough to target and catch any number of them at one time. If you catch 2 or 3 keepers you are doing well. Anglins gets a few at sunrise during the summer and spring. Cleaner water seems to move them in. I would use a 12 - 20 lb mono rig no leader small hook and lots of patience.

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:01 pm
by MitchellOrdonez
K thanks guys. How bout using yellowtail jigs?

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:04 pm
by fishnfool73
If they are in the chum slick and by some miracle the tropicals or runners aren't thick you can freeline for them. On most days a ytail jig would not be a good choice on piers.

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:07 pm
by MitchellOrdonez
Thanx FF. Much appreciated

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:37 pm
by fishnfool73
Anytime hit me up come summer and I will send you to a spot in the Keys on a bridge where you can hammer them good if the conditions are right

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:02 am
by fixed80
he know it all. :)

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:03 am
by fishnfool73
Nope but he share what he know :mrgreen:

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:15 am
by BRunner346
is it summer yet? :wink:

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:06 am
by fixed80
BRunner346 wrote:is it summer yet? :wink:


it would be if were down under. 8)

Re: Best Method For Catching Yellowtails From Piers?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:14 pm
by mmcauliffe
BRunner346 wrote:is it summer yet? :wink:


From a former Michigander...It's ALWAYS summer in Florida :)